Lawyer Common William Barr delivered a letter to Congress on Friday notifying the leaders of the Judiciary committees that particular counsel Robert Mueller had submitted his report on the Russia investigation. The letter was addressed to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, and Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia.
Right here is the textual content of the letter:
Pricey Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Rating Member Feinstein, and Rating Member Collins:
I write to inform you pursuant to 28 C.F.R. 600.9(a)(three) that Particular Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has concluded his investigation of Russian interference within the 2016 election and associated issues. Along with this notification, the Particular Counsel rules require that I offer you “an outline and clarification of situations (if any) through which the Lawyer Common” or performing Lawyer Common “concluded proposed motion by a Particular Counsel was so inappropriate or unwarranted below established Departmental practices that it shouldn’t be pursued.” 28 C.F.R. 600.9(a)(three). There have been no such situations throughout the Particular Counsel’s investigation.
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The Particular Counsel has submitted to me as we speak a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination choices” he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. 600.eight(c). I’m reviewing the report and anticipate that I could also be able to advise you of the Particular Counsel’s principal conclusions as quickly as this weekend.
Individually, I intend to seek the advice of with Deputy Lawyer Common Rosenstein and Particular Counsel Mueller to find out what different info from the report could be launched to Congress and the general public per the regulation, together with the Particular Counsel rules, and the Division’s long-standing practices and insurance policies. I stay dedicated to as a lot transparency as attainable, and I’ll preserve you knowledgeable as to the standing of my overview.
Lastly, the Particular Counsel rules present that “the Lawyer Common could decide that public launch of” this notification “can be within the public curiosity.” 28 C.F.R. 600.9(c) I’ve so decided, and I’ll disclose this letter to the general public after delivering it to you.
William P. Barr