Special counsel Robert Mueller will not deliver a report to the attorney general next week, as was previously reported by multiple outlets, a senior Department of Justice official told NBC News on Friday.
Attorney General William Barr was preparing to announce the completion of Mueller’s investigation into any links between President Donald Trump and Russia as soon as next week, CNN reported Wednesday. The outlet reported that those plans were subject to change.
The Department of Justice regulations that apply to Mueller’s work require him to provide the attorney general with “a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions” reached during the course of the investigation. The regulations neither require nor forbid Barr from making that report public.