Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has to end with a report. Even with numerous indictments and guilty pleas, including six former advisors to U.S. President Donald Trump, the final outcome is uncertain.
Attorney General William Barr, who oversees the investigation, has said he wants to release as much information as he can about the inquiry into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia’s efforts to sway the 2016 election. But during his confirmation hearing in January, Barr also made clear that he ultimately will decide what the public sees, and that any report will be in his words, not Mueller’s.
Since Mueller was named special counsel the only details released have been in court filings and indictments. Here is a timeline of some of the major events impacting the report’s outcome.