Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election is about to hit a new phase.
In a press briefing on the matter, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker signaled that he expects the investigation to conclude shortly, saying that he thinks it is “close to being completed, and I hope that we can get the report from Mueller as soon as possible”.
Whitaker’s comments come on the heels of the FBI’s controversial arrest of Trump surrogate and political strategist Roger Stone, leaving many with the ultimate question: Are additional high-profile arrests about to drop before the investigation wraps up or did this mark the practical end?
The answer is anyone’s guess at this point, but President Trump has remained steadfast in his claim that his campaign did not coordinate with Russia to topple Hillary Clinton and win the presidency. Mueller’s investigation could be closing with a whimper instead of the fanfare he and Democrats wanted.
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