Acting attorney general: Special counsel investigation almost done

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"Since Matt is supervising it", Christie opened before lauding the Special Counsel's professionalism saying "I can just tell you that the thing about this Mueller investigation is there has been no leaking".

Earlier this month, Trump's legal team pushed back on the suggestion the White House could seek to keep parts of Mueller's final report under wraps. "I remember right before they get (Paul) Manafort, they say it's going to be over in a couple weeks". "We believe a selective release would be problematic".

Whitaker's comments about the Mueller investigation are likely to trigger further inquiries from Democrats who have accused him of being illegally appointed and failing to heed ethics advice suggesting he should recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller investigation.

Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and any possible links to the Trump campaign began in May 2017, shortly after President Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey.

Whitaker has drawn criticism over his decision not to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation even though a top Justice Department ethics official advised him to step aside out of an "abundance of caution". "If referrals are made by committees, we would investigate". Stone was charged with false statements, obstruction, and witness tampering.

Watch the clip above, and see more from McCarthy on the Stone indictment below.

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Schultz announced Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes" that he is considering running as an independent in the 2020 election. Harris has faced scrutiny of her background as a prosecutor early in the 2020 presidential discussion.

The president has decried the investigation as a partisan "witch hunt".

Manafort's convictions related largely to bank and tax fraud.

He will submit his report to Mr Whitaker unless he has been replaced as attorney general by then by Bill Barr, who has been nominated to the post but not yet confirmed by the Senate.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller arrives at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 13, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

"The President has not asked me my views about any aspect of the investigation, and he has not asked me about what I would do about anything in the investigation", Barr wrote in response to questions posed by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy.

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