Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is almost done.
In a Monday press conference, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was asked about his view of the probe into whether President Trump's campaign was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election, seeing as he's been critical of it in the past. "I have been fully briefed on the investigation and I look forward to Director Mueller delivering the final report," Whitaker responded, adding that "I am comfortable that the decisions that were made are going to be reviewed" and "right now ... I think the investigation is close to being completed."
Whitaker's comment is the furthest any senior official in the Trump administration has gone in talking about the probe, The Washington Post notes. It comes just days after Trump's longtime adviser was arrested on seven counts in relation to the investigation, including obstruction of an official proceeding, witness tampering, and making false statements.
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The Monday conference was unrelated to the Mueller investigation; it was focused on the criminal charges levied against Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei and its CFO. Whitaker said he hopes to receive Mueller's reporter as soon as possible.
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