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The long-awaited development comes nearly two years after Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump" and "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation".

Guessing when Mueller's report will be turned over to the Department of Justice has become a popular Washington parlour game, though the special counsel has not officially indicated that his probe is in its final stages.

US Attorney General William Barr informed Congressional leaders that he's received the conclusions of Mueller's Russian Federation investigation today.

There were reports that Barr may brief Congress on the report's contents as soon as this weekend. Shortly after news of its submission, however, the ACLU demanded the report not be concealed from the voting public.

Mueller has not yet alleged a conspiracy to collude with Russians or detailed what he learned about the other key issue he investigated: whether the President obstructed justice, either by pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey in 2017 to go easy on Flynn or by later firing Comey - which is what prompted Mueller's appointment in the first place.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. The White House has not yet received the report.

If the DOJ decides not to make the Mueller report public, Cole added, "Congress should use its subpoena powers to make sure the truth sees the light of day".

The president and First Lady Melania Trump plan to meet with Caribbean leaders Friday afternoon.

The big question now is whether the report contains allegations of wrongdoing by Mr Trump himself.

The report is meant to explain any prosecutorial decisions the special counsel has made in the 22 months since his appointment by deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Federal prosecutors, also in NY, have been investigating foreign contributions made to the president's inaugural committee.

It's not clear how much of the report will become public. Last spring, for example, the special counsel's office shared information related to Cohen with the USA attorney's office for the Southern District of NY.

No matter the findings in Mueller's report, the investigation has already illuminated Russia's assault on the American political system, painted the Trump campaign as eager to exploit the release of hacked Democratic emails and exposed lies by Trump aides aimed at covering up their Russia-related contacts. Manafort in the two cases prosecuted by Mueller's team was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison.

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