Jim Jordan on Mueller probe: 'Distraction is finally over'

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTSA to send hundreds of workers to southern border to enforce immigration policies Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump to appear at fundraiser for Jim Jordan: report Oversight Republicans: 'Hundreds' of migrants in caravans have criminal histories MORE (Ohio), the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, applauded the conclusion of the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Friday he's happy the "distraction is finally over."

Jordan, who is one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama MORE's top allies in the House, has been highly critical of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation while asserting there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Looking forward to reviewing the Special Counsel’s findings," Jordan tweeted Friday evening. "This distraction is finally over.”

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The GOP lawmaker's comments came just hours after news broke that Mueller had delivered his highly anticipated report to Attorney General William Barr for review.

Barr sent a letter to the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate Judiciary committees advising them that he could be in a "position to advise you of the Special Counsel's principal conclusions as soon as this weekend."

Congressional Democratic leaders have called for Trump not to receive a "sneak preview" of Mueller's findings and for details of the special counsel's investigation to be released to Congress and the public.

The confidential report was submitted to Barr on Friday, and its contents were reportedly only immediately seen by a small group within the Justice Department.