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Multiple news outlets reported late Friday afternoon that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller has delivered a confidential report of his findings to Attorney General William Barr, according to the Justice Department.

Barr has publicly promised to make the report public “as much as possible,” insofar as he believes that is consistent with Justice Department regulations and the special counsel statute. Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have vowed to ensure that the document is disclosed in full. Last week the House passed a resolution urging the complete release of the report by a vote of 420-0. And within recent days,  President Donald Trump, who has disparaged Mueller, the Office of Special Counsel, and the FBI for pursuing a “hoax” and a “witch hunt,” said he looked forward to the report’s release.

A CNN Justice Department correspondent described the report as “very comprehensive.”

 

 

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A Maryland anti-vaxxer is facing charges for threatening National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci over email-- going as far as to warn the face of America's COVID-19 response that he would be "hunted, captured, tortured and killed," among other things-- according to court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday.

According to the affidavit filed in support of a criminal complaint, Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr. committed two violations-- threatening a federal official and sending interstate communication containing a threat to harm, both of which are felonies.

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