Trump AG pick Barr says he’s discussed Mueller probe with Pence

Trump AG pick Barr says he’s discussed Mueller probe with Pence

Whitaker said he has been fully briefed about Mueller's work and that he is looking forward to reviewing a final report. "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".

'I hope that we can get the report...as soon as possible...' "We believe a selective release would be problematic". In opinion pieces and interviews, Whitaker had argued the probe should be limited in scope, at one point arguing its budget should be cut "so low that his investigation grinds to nearly a halt".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 presidential election.


He said there have been signs for some time that the probe is "winding down", noting that Mueller is allowing defendants to be sentenced, he's staffing down a bit, and he has transferred a number of cases to other components of the Justice Department.

Mueller has obtained guilty pleas from or indicted several Trump associates, including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn.

The special counsel's office declined to comment to CNBC.


Watch the clip above, and see more from McCarthy on the Stone indictment below. "I don't think he is ending on Roger Stone but might be". On Friday, Roger Stone, 66, a veteran Republican operative and longtime Trump adviser, was arrested at his Florida home by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on charges of making false statements to Congress and witness tampering. Trump has repeatedly said he was not involved in any collusion with Russian Federation and has often referred to the probe as a "witch hunt".

Manafort's convictions related largely to bank and tax fraud. Trump has nominated William Barr to serve as the next attorney general.

He is due to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on February 8, where he is expected to be peppered with questions over his role in the Mueller probe and whether he has taken steps to narrow it or limit what Mueller can investigate.


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