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Robert Mueller Recommends No Further Indictments In Russia Probe: Reports

The special counsel has delivered his completed report on his investigation into election interference to Attorney General William Barr.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to multiple news outlets.

Mueller delivered his completed report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday evening, ending a nearly two-year investigation that had elicited the wrath of President Donald Trump and his allies.

The contents of Mueller’s report were not immediately made public, but Barr said in a letter to members of Congress that he was “committed to as much transparency as possible.”

Over the course of the investigation, which began in May 2017 after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Mueller’s team has been involved in indicting 34 people and three Russian companies.

In July 2018, the special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in connection with hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in the months before the 2016 election.

Within Trump’s inner circle, Mueller secured convictions or guilty pleas from former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign deputy Rick Gates, former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.

Mueller’s team also indicted Roger Stone, a longtime informal adviser to the president, who pleaded not guilty to making false statements, obstructing official proceedings and witness tampering.

Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, including campaign finance violations related to paying women hush money to keep them quiet about alleged sexual affairs with Trump.

 

This article has been updated with information about the investigation and indictments so far.

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