The end is apparently near for the Russia investigation. Attorney General Bill Barr is set announce the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, perhaps as soon as next week, people familiar with the plans say.
A summary of Mueller’s confidential report would then be given to Congress, though at this point it’s not clear when lawmakers would get it or what its scope would be.
Mueller’s investigation has consumed President Trump’s presidency, and America’s political life, for almost two years. The President rages against it, denouncing it as a hoax and a witch hunt, while some of Trump’s political adversaries hope it will lead to the end of his presidency.
But the upcoming report may not provide the kind of closure many think. CNN’s Chris Cillizza thinks people are so dug in with their opinions that whatever ultimately comes out won’t change many minds.