Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is “close to being completed.”
President Trump and Republican allies for months have called for a conclusion to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election; the president has repeatedly attacked the effort as a “witch hunt.”
Mueller has indicted several Trump campaign officials in the course of his probe since he was appointed in May 2017, including former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Whitaker told reporters that he “hope(s) that (he) can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible.”
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