* “I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible,” Whitaker says during a news conference announcing indictments against Huawei officials.
* Before joining the Justice Department, Whitaker is critical of the special counsel probe.
* He says he has now been “fully briefed” on the investigation.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is “close to being completed,” acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Monday.
“I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible,” Whitaker said during a Department of Justice news conference announcing indictments against Huawei officials.
The special counsel’s office declined to comment to CNBC.
While there were reports that the special counsel probe was wrapping up, Whitaker’s remark is the first indication from a Justice Department official suggesting that Mueller could deliver his report soon.
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WNU Editor: If true, my prediction that this investigation will go on for a long time will be wrong.
Acting AG says Mueller’s probe is ‘close to being completed’ — AP
Mueller probe ‘close to being completed’: acting U.S. attorney general — Reuters
Attorney General says Mueller investigation ‘close to being completed’ — USA Today
Acting AG: Mueller probe is ‘close to being completed’ — The Hill
Whitaker: Mueller close to wrapping up Russia probe — Politico