President Trump has told friends in recent days that he’s confident special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia will be done by the end of the year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
According to the newspaper “This investigation’s going to be over with pretty soon,” Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago estate and golf club in Florida, according to the newspaper.
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May to investigate possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Last month, Mueller indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a former Manafort associate, Richard Gates, on money laundering charges.
George Papadapoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
In the aftermath of Mueller’s first indictments in the probe, the White House said it felt confident the investigation would be wrapping up in the near future
White House special counsel Ty Cobb said earlier this month that he believes Mueller’s teams will ideally conclude interviews after Thanksgiving, and the entire probe would be resolved in early January.
Ealrier ABC News has reported that the lawyers of former national security adviser has met with members of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team. NBC news reports that the two sides may be negotiating a plea deal for the former NSA.