Attorney General William Barr will release the ‘principal conclusions’ from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe to Capitol Hill at approximately 3:45 pm today, according to reports.
Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrived at the Justice Department Sunday morning to finish their work in summarizing Mueller’s report for lawmakers.
While they worked, Robert Mueller attended church Sunday a mere 500 feet from the White House.
Mueller and his wife were spotted at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the yellow stucco church across Lafayette Park from the White House where President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended service last Sunday.
Robert Mueller and Ann Mueller attended St. John’s Episcopal Church, the yellow stucco church across Lafayette Park from the White House
Attorney General William Barr leaves his Virginia home to head to the Justice Department
Robert Mueller and Ann Mueller attended the same church President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended last weekend
Barr’s motorcade arrives at the Justice Department on Sunday
But there has been no word on when or what he’ll deliver.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler said on ‘Fox News Sunday’ that he has not heard from the Justice Department how detailed or when he will receive a summary of Mueller’s findings.
He will be one of the first lawmakers to receive it in his role as chairman.
And President Trump returned to Twitter on Sunday for the first time since Mueller handed in his report but the president merely offered a cheerful greeting as the White House says it still has not seen the findings from the special counsel’s investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 election.
‘Good Morning, Have A Great Day!,’ the president wrote from Mar-a-Lago, where he is spending a long weekend with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron.
‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!,’ he added, touting his signature campaign theme.
He headed to his Trump International Golf Course on Sunday morning after his tweets.
Trump’s deputy communications director Hogan Gidley confirmed that, as of Sunday morning, the White House has not yet received or been briefed on the Mueller report.
President Trump (right) played golf with Kid Rock (left) at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday
President Trump broke his Twitter silence Sunday
But he made no mention of the Mueller report
President Trump reads the newspaper while on his way to his golf course Sunday morning
The president still has not commented publicly on the report, which is in the hands of the Justice Department where Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday holed up reading its findings.
Those findings could land on Capitol Hill on Sunday where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called on them to be made public.
Democrats and Republicans alike are preparing their spin: Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will reject any attempts by the Justice Department to hold a classified briefing on the report, which would prevent lawmakers from speaking about it in public.
House Democrats are also threatening to use their subpoena power to speak to Mueller, Justice Department officials and obtain any underling documentation that contributed to the special counsel’s final report.
And Republicans point out there are no further indictments coming out of Mueller’s probe, which they note is a win for the president. Although Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, the Southern District of New York – which is probing the president’s businesses – and other jurisdictions are still investigating cases that came from the special counsel’s initial prob.
Democrats on Sunday pointed out that no matter what is revealed in Mueller’s findings, their investigation of the Trump and his administration will continue.
Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler (left), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Adam Schiff (right), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said their investigations of Trump will continue
‘We know there was collusion,’ Nadler said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’
‘The Justice Department believes that as a matter of law, the president, no matter what the evidence, can never be indicted,’ Nadler said. ‘If that is the case then they can’t hold him accountable and the only institution that can hold the president accountable is Congress and Congress, therefore, needs the evidence in the information.’
He added: ‘The special counsel was looking and can only look for crimes. We have to protect the rule of law. We have to look for abuses of power. We have to look for obstructions of justice, we have to look for corruption in the exercise of power, which may not be crimes. They may be, but they may not be crimes. We have a much broader mandate and we have to exercise that mandate to protect the integrity of government and protect the integrity of liberty and the country.’
Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence committee warned Sunday there is ‘significant evidence of collusion.’
‘There’s a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy,’ he said on ABC’s ‘This Week.’
‘The investigation is a criminal investigation. Congress’s responsibility is very different, and that is, it’s our responsibility to tell the American people these are the facts. This is what your president has done, this is what his key campaign and appointees have done, these are the issues that we need to take action on, this is potential compromise,’ he added.
Trump, who is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago, relaxed on Saturday, spending about five hours at his golf course
Trump (seen left with his lawyer, Emmet Flood, at Mar-a-Lago on Friday) has reportedly been in a good mood as word came down that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely not recommend any further indictments
President Trump is spending the weekend with first lady Melania Trump at Mar-a-Lago, they are seen here on Friday greeting Caribbean leaders, hours before the report was handed in
But the president has been notably silent since Mueller’s report – which he has repeated labeled a ‘witch hunt’ – was handed in to the Justice Department on Friday.
He relaxed on Saturday by hitting the links with rocker-rapper Kid Rock while his attorney general was seen arriving at his Virginia home after spending the day at the Justice Department reading the Mueller Report.
The president was photographed smiling next to the Bawitdaba crooner at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on Saturday.
Kid Rock, who posted the image on his Twitter account, was appropriately dressed for the occasion.
He wore a red sweater vest over a white collared shirt, which complemented his American-flag style slacks and what looked like a gold belt.
Trump was standing next to him in his red ‘USA’ hat, white collared shirt, and blue slacks.
‘Another great day on the links!,’ the Michigan-born musician wrote.
‘Another great day on the links!,’ the Michigan-born musician wrote. ‘Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful.’
‘Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful.
‘What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!!
‘KEEP AMERICA GREAT!!’
Kid Rock is an outspoken supporter of Republicans and was one of the first to back Trump during the GOP primary in 2015. He also considered running for the U.S. Senate seat from Michigan.
Meanwhile, Barr was seen arriving at his home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday evening after he spent the day at the Justice Department reading over the Mueller Report.
Attorney General William Barr (left) is seen arriving at his home in McLean, Virginia on Saturday evening
Trump waved to supporters from his motorcade on Saturday
A supporter salutes as the motorcade carrying President Donald Trump leaves Trump International Golf Club on Saturday
Trump spent about five hours on Saturday at his Trump International Golf Course with sunny skies above and a high of 77 degrees.
Upon leaving the club shortly after 2 p.m., he was spotted smiling and waving to supporters who lined the motorcade route.
On Friday, a senior Justice Department official said that Mueller will file no more indictments with federal courts, meaning the president, his inner circle of present and former confidants and his family members are out of immediate legal jeopardy.
Trump had already arrived at his Florida retreat on Friday afternoon when Barr revealed that he had received the report.
The president learned of the development as he sat on the tiled patio at Mar-a-Lago with the First Lady and their son Barron, according to
Later, he appeared on stage at an fundraiser for the Palm Beach Republicans in the club’s ballroom, but did not mention the Mueller report in his remarks, according to the network. At the event, Senator Lindsey Graham called on the FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton, sparking chants of ‘lock her up!’
President Trump spent Saturday and Sunday at his Trump International Golf Club; he’s seen in his motorcade on Sunday
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has turned in his report and has yet to speak publicly on his investigation
The White House has not received a copy of the report or been briefed on it, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said late Friday.
‘The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course,’ Sanders said in a statement.
Mueller, a DOJ employee, is obligated only to submit his report to Barr.
Barr decides what to make public.