Russian Federation probe findings loom


The deputy attorney general appointed Mueller as special counsel in May 2017 after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has offered what The Wall Street Journal described on Wednesday as a "forceful defense" of the special counsel's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election.

He made the comments Wednesday, adding, he can understand why some people are frustrated with the process, including President Trump.

While presenting the findings after the midterms is surely a "good government" strategy to not have the findings turn into a political football, the imminent end to the investigation would be a very big deal in the upcoming election - if people think the Russian Federation investigation is a big deal among the voting public, which I'm not sure it is.

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On Wednesday, Rosenstein said that Trump has actually been "supportive", despite the fact that president often calls the Mueller investigation a "rigged witch hunt".

Speaking to the Journal, Rosenstein described the investigation, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as "appropriate and independent" and one that the public would have faith in. But between the reporting that he has urged Mueller to bring the investigation to an end expeditiously, the reporting Mueller will drop key developments after the November midterm elections and the WSJ reporting that the special counsel's office has "taken some actions suggesting it could wrap up within several months", perhaps the end of the investigation is not so far away after all.

According to Bloomberg, which cited two anonymous sources, "Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice".

Asked about the timeline, two sources close to the president's legal team told Fox News they also believe the Mueller probe is "winding down".