The ongoing investigation of the allegations of Russia involvement in the US 2016 election and into the potential coordination between Russia and Trump campaign people is coming to a close. According to the acting attorney general, it is “close to being completed” sources are saying. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he had been “fully briefed” on the special counsel`s investigation. He began overseeing the probe of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned at the request of the President in November.
With regards to the acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, he has given his criticism of the Russia investigation in the past, and has been asked to recuse himself from the Russia investigation as a result. The rationale was that an “abundance of caution” would be advised. To date, 34 people, including six Trump associates, have been charged by Mueller. Those charged have been sentenced in some cases, including his personal lawyer.
One example, is former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted of eight financial crimes at a Virginia trail last year. Mr Manafort agreed to cooperate in the special counsel investigation, but prosecutors allege he breached the deal in that case by lying.
Note that Trump has nominated William Barr to serve as the next attorney general. This investigation has been occupying the news cycles for over 18 months and will likely trigger “bombshell” comments from the main stream media when the results are delivered to the press. More on this story in the coming weeks.