Mueller’s report into Russian interference to be released by mid-April

Special counsel reached no conclusion about whether Trump sought to obstruct investigation

Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Photograph: by Tasos Katopodis/Getty

Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Photograph: by Tasos Katopodis/Getty

 

US Attorney General William Barr has told Congress to expect a version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation by mid-April.

The attorney general sent a letter on Friday to Sen Lindsey Graham and Rep Jerrold Nadler, the chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

Mr Barr says he wants the public to be able to read Mr Mueller’s findings. He says Mr Mueller’s report is nearly 400 pages long.

Mr Mueller officially concluded his investigation last Friday and submitted his confidential report to Mr Barr.

Mr Barr’s summary of Mr Mueller’s report said it did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign to swing the 2016 presidential election.

Mr Mueller reached no conclusion about whether President Trump sought to obstruct the investigation.

But Mr Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined there was insufficient evidence to conclude President Trump obstructed justice. – AP