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Jan 11, 2019

This Week: Manafort Gave Trump Poll Data To Russian, Mueller Report Coming

We may finally have a concrete deadline for the Mueller report. The findings the special counsel has dug up over the course of his months-long investigation will be ready to present to the Justice Department as soon as late February, according to new reporting out from NBC this week, though when or if those details will become public remains unclear. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Mueller case, reportedly hopes to stick around until that report is filed. That means Rosenstein may still be at the DOJ after President Trump’s pick for attorney general, Bill Barr, is installed in his new role, pending Senate confirmation next week. But Barr reportedly may want to install his own deputy in Rosenstein’s stead. Trump may still invoke executive privilege to block parts of the report from being released to Congress and the public. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, thinks the President’s legal team should have the opportunity to “correct” the document…

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