Report: Mueller's team telling defense lawyers Russia probe will soon wind down

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors recently told defense lawyers that they are "tying up loose ends" in their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, several people with knowledge of the matter told Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff.

Over the next several days, Mueller's team will file sentencing memos about three defendants: former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen. These reports are expected to contain new major details the witnesses shared with investigators after they agreed to cooperate. Last month, Mueller's office accused Manafort of breaching his plea deal by lying repeatedly to investigators and FBI officials, and promised to spell out his "crimes and lies" in his sentencing memo.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel, told Yahoo News on Monday that Manafort's sentencing memo "will be public," which suggests Mueller doesn't think any information needs to be kept private in order to file indictments against others. Also on Monday, Mueller's office told congressional investigators that any new subpoenas for testimony by their committees would not interfere with the special counsel's investigation into potential obstruction of justice by the White House, a person familiar with the conversation told Yahoo News. "What we were told is that the investigation has reached a mature enough stage that they've basically talked to everybody they want to talk to," the person said.

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