US on the edge over Russia probe findings on Trump
Washington, March 24
The US public and Washington’s deeply divided political class on Sunday faced another day of anxiously waiting to learn if the key findings of the Russian meddling probe will implicate President Donald Trump in serious wrongdoing. Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the confidential final report on his 22-month investigation on Friday and Attorney General Bill Barr has been studying the document, which he must summarise for the Congress.
The Justice Department had told legislators that Barr would not be sending an outline of its “principal conclusions” — expected over the weekend, according to US media.
That left the American public still in the dark over what the Mueller investigation uncovered about the president’s ties to Russia and alleged acts of obstruction of justice.
Chronic tweeter Trump, who was spending the weekend at his Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, remained uncommonly silent after spending two years repeatedly labelling Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation an illegal witch hunt.