Special Counsel Robert Mueller (file photo)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller (file photo)

Mueller report not expected next week: US official

ANI | Updated: Feb 23, 2019 03:43 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 23 (ANI): Special Counsel Robert Mueller would not be delivering his report on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election next week, an official from the US Justice Department said on Friday.
The official further told CNN that time has always been a moving target in the case, which has been decried by US President Donald Trump - who won the 2016 Presidential elections - as a "witch hunt". 
"Highly respected Senator Richard Burr, head of Senate Intelligence, said, after interviewing over 200 witnesses and studying over 2 million pages of documents, “WE HAVE FOUND NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA.” The Witch Hunt, so bad for our Country, must end!" Trump had tweeted earlier on Friday (local time), amid speculations regarding the filing of Mueller's report.
Mueller's findings have so far indicted close Trump aides for their activities during the 2016 elections.
Roger Stone, a long time friend and advisor of Trump's is one of the most recent indictments, where Mueller's team has found Stone guilty of making "multiple false statements" about his interactions regarding WikiLeaks. Stone had allegedly informed Trump's campaigners about WikiLeaks holding information which may be damaging to his then-opponent Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Stone has since refused to testify against the President in the case, pleading not guilty to the seven criminal charges against him.
Before this, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen was handed a three-year prison sentence for lying to the US Congress, violating campaign finance laws and tax evasion, in December. He has pleaded guilty to Mueller's charge of lying to the US Congress regarding the timeline of talks regarding a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow which took place during the same time as Trump's Presidential campaign. (ANI)

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