Mueller’s Team Prepares To Return To Old Jobs In Sign Probe Really Is Ending

WASHINGTON - JUNE 25:  FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 25: FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initia... WASHINGTON - JUNE 25: FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 21, 2019 8:12 a.m.

Lawyers on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team have been calling their old bosses in preparation to return to the jobs they had before, a sign that the investigation may truly be at its end.

According to a Wednesday Washington Post report, Mueller’s office is 12 lawyers strong now, down from 17. Eight of them were reassigned from other posts in the Department of Justice.

They would reportedly be able to pitch in with the prosecution of cases launched by Mueller’s investigations from their original posts.

Per the Post, Mueller sees his team’s job as more investigatory than prosecutorial, so will comfortable closing down the formal operation before all the related indictments come down.

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