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 will in the coming months focus on whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
A person familiar with the investigation told Bloomberg that Mueller’s team is looking to wrap up the portion of the probe focused on collusion by the fall and hand down any possible collusion-related charges in that time frame.
The special counsel’s office declined to comment to Bloomberg.
At least 13 people tied to President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE have been revealed over the course of the probe to have been in contact with Russians, according to the outlet.
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview Lawyer for 17 Jan. 6 defendants says he's been released from hospital Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent MORE was the latest to reveal that a Russian man offered damaging information on 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book MORE in exchange for $2 million.
Stone claims that the man was acting as an FBI informant. The man, Henry Greenberg, confirmed the meeting but denied that he was working for the FBI, and records do not indicate that he was working in that role.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential race, calling it a "witch hunt." Trump has maintained that no collusion took place.
Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian groups with election interference earlier this year.
He has also brought charges against several Trump associates, including former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ investigating one-time Trump campaign adviser over alleged ties to Qatar: report Foreign lobbyists donated over M during 2020 election: report Former Mueller prosecutor representing Donoghue in congressional probes: report MORE, but those charges are largely unrelated to election interference.