Six hundred seventy-four days after his appointment as Special Counsel, Robert S. Mueller III turned over his complete report of possible conspiracy between Russian operatives and the 2016 presidential campaign for now-President Donald Trump to Attorney General William Barr.
While the details of the report—and whether or not it will be disclosed to the public at all—are still unknown, that didn't stop lawmakers, pundits, and private citizens alike from seeking to know more.
After unconfirmed reports that Trump's lawyers were seeking an early look at the report, the President's attorney and former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, insisted these were false:
“We have not made any request, we have not made any demand...They did it properly, so there is no reason to ask [for] anything other than that.”
When asked about certain reports that the White House was, in fact, looking for a sneak peek at one of the most anticipated political documents in modern history, Giuliani said the assertion was made before the investigation's conclusion.
Giuliani and the man he represents have spent the better part of two years decrying the impending report and the credibility of Robert Mueller, so people weren't exactly ready to believe his latest statement.
@thehill Yeah, because what Giuliani says is 100% legit. ROFLMO— Mitchell Gore (@Mitchell Gore) 1553302406.0
@thehill Uhhh….. and he's known for telling the truth...…. where?— RDP (@RDP) 1553303199.0
@thehill he can deny it til his eyes bug all they way out his head... that man wants it and he wants it bad— Dara Nelson (@Dara Nelson) 1553302455.0
@thehill He lying— Tommy (@Tommy) 1553302590.0
If Trump and Giuliani are indeed anxious to see the report, they would be far from the only ones.
Calls for the report's release have been pouring in from lawmakers and other Americans across the country.
Release the Mueller report to the American people.— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1553292434.0
I have always had confidence in Special Counsel Mueller and welcome the completion of his report. Attorney Genera… https://t.co/BNNuu3bxSC— Sen. Susan Collins (@Sen. Susan Collins) 1553300428.0
Attorney General Barr—release the Mueller report to the American public. Now. https://t.co/sqz8eoTjLD— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1553289694.0
Jerry Nadler tonight: "If the Justice Department doesn't release the whole report or tries to keep parts of it secr… https://t.co/HeB6Zx0Uy1— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1553304347.0
BREAKING: The Mueller report is complete. Attorney General Barr must release the full report to the public. The Ame… https://t.co/TTV23Fnxr7— Amy Klobuchar (@Amy Klobuchar) 1553290522.0
Attorney General William Barr has said he hopes to update representatives and senators as soon as this weekend.
The wait—whatever it may reveal—is almost over.