March 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Updated: March 23, 2019 12:51 pm

Robert Mueller expected to wrap up his special counsel service in the ‘coming days’

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed over a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, but it was not immediately known if the probe found that President Donald Trump committed any misdeeds.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller will be concluding his government service in the “coming days.”

That’s according to special counsel spokesman Peter Carr.

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Carr says in a statement that a “small number” of the office’s staff will remain “to assist in closing the operations of the office.”

He did not provide a specific timeline for when that might occur.

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As of Friday, 11 prosecutors were still employed by the special counsel’s office.

The statement comes just hours after Mueller turned in his confidential report closing his probe of Russian election interference and possible co-ordination with Donald Trump’s campaign.

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