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Report: Mueller team expects probe to continue well into 2018

When White House lawyers meet later this week with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, they are expected to ask the investigators how much more information they will need before deciding their inquiry is over as far as President Trump is concerned, several White House advisers tell The Washington Post.

People with knowledge of the investigation say it will likely continue well into 2018, especially as Mueller's team gathers new leads from witnesses who have pledged to cooperate: former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Trump has told associates he's not concerned about the probe, with one telling the Post that Trump is "confident, even arrogant" about having done nothing wrong. Two advisers said they have been trying to get him to take the investigation seriously, but "he's living in his own world."