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 BhararaPreet BhararaWhatever else he did, Cuomo did not obstruct justice by ranting to Obama White House Why Trump (probably) won't be indicted New York Times in discussions to acquire The Athletic: report MORE said Sunday that it would be "odd and unusual" if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.