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Oct 19, 2018

This Week: Mueller Expected To Deliver Reports On Obstruction, Collusion After Midterms

The reports are coming. Once the midterm elections are over, special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to deliver his conclusions on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and whether President Trump obstructed justice, CNN and Bloomberg reported this week. That doesn’t mean Mueller’s probe will be over — or that the public will even see the answers to those bombshell questions. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will receive the reports, and he has some discretion about what details to share with Congress. But it brings us a few steps closer to the close of a messy scandal that has dominated U.S. politics for the past two years. Rosentein told the Wall Street Journal this week that “at the end of the day, the public will have confidence that the cases we brought were warranted by the evidence and that it was an appropriate use of resources.” Meanwhile, the investigation continues and the cases that grew out of it move…

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