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No More Indictments Coming From Mueller, Undercutting Trump Critics’ Hopes For Russia Probe

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not issue any additional indictments in the Russia investigation and has not filed any charges under seal, a senior Justice Department official told news outlets Friday.

The revelation would seem to be a positive sign for President Donald Trump and several Trump associates who faced legal jeopardy in the Mueller probe. It also means that no Trump associates will face charges related to the main focus of the special counsel’s investigation: whether Trump of members of his campaign conspired with Russians to influence the 2016 election.

Mueller was appointed special counsel on May 17, 2017. In those 22 months, Mueller has indicted or obtained guilty pleas from six Trump associates, most recently on Jan. 24 against Roger Stone. None of the Trump associates faced charges related to contacts with Russia.

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Mueller provided a report of his investigation on Friday to Attorney General William Barr, signaling the end of the probe. Barr notified the leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees that he had received the report and would likely provide more details to Congress over the weekend.

Trump critics have long speculated that Mueller would release a slew of indictments prior to or shortly after submitting his final report. Others asserted that Mueller had filed a batch of sealed indictments that would be released at some point during the probe.

None of those predictions proved accurate.

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