Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.
The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.
The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change.
The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to lawmakers.
In other related news, after a delay, Michael Cohen to testify in public on Capitol Hill next week. President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, will appear on Capitol Hill next week to give highly anticipated testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The hearing was originally scheduled for earlier in the month but was delayed after Cohen cited “threats” from the president and attorney Rudy Giuliani.
“I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen’s public testimony before the oversight committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing,” said Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in a statement on Wednesday.