Bharara: It would seem 'odd and unusual' if Mueller report isn't made public

Bharara: It would seem 'odd and unusual' if Mueller report isn't made public
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Former U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaPreetinder (Preet) Singh BhararaRep. Collins says Democrats are 'in love with terrorists,' 'mourn Soleimani' George Conway: 'Garbage' White House defense 'virtually guarantees' Trump impeachment Epstein death sparks questions for federal government MORE said Sunday that it would be "odd and unusual" if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE's final report isn't made public.

Bharara said during an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" that he's "optimistic" the report will be released because "there’s so much public interest."

"There’s been this long investigation over a period of time that it would seem odd and unusual if at the end of the day, we didn’t get the gist of what was going on," he added.


Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. At the conclusion of his investigation, Mueller is required to submit a written report to the attorney general.

Recent media reports have indicated that Mueller may be close to wrapping up the investigation, but it's unclear whether his findings will be made public. Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed earlier this month, has not committed to releasing the report. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Democrats are ready to subpoena the report, call Mueller to testify before Congress and take the Trump administration to court if the report isn't released publicly.