17:33 GMT19 June 2021
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    During a press briefing Monday, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker let loose that the special counsel’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion with the Donald Trump 2016 election campaign was drawing to a close.

    Whitaker made the comments during a Monday during a press conference about the US Department of Justice pressing charges against Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei.

    "I've been fully briefed on the investigation," Whitaker said, "and I look forward to Director [Robert] Mueller delivering the final report, and I'm not really going to talk about an open and ongoing investigation otherwise."

    "But you know, sort of the statements I made were as a private citizen, only with publicly available information. And I am comfortable that the decisions that were made are going to be reviewed, either through the various means we have … But right now, the investigation is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as… possible."

    Meanwhile, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is set to testify on February 8 in a closed hearing of the US House Intelligence Committee, the group's chairman announced Monday. After pleading guilty in November to lying to Congress, Cohen indicated ​he would subsequently cooperate with Mueller's investigation. Cohen is due to go to prison for three years starting in March.


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