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NBC News: Mueller Near the End of His Investigation

Rachel Maddow announced fresh reporting from NBC News that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is near the end of his investigation and is set to begin paring down staff.

NBC News’s Pete Williams reported earlier Wednesday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would be leaving the Justice Department after Mueller wraps up the bulk of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties to the Trump campaign. Per NBC’s sources, Rosenstein planned to stay on until early March — implying that was when Mueller’s investigation would wind down.

Maddow announced new details from Williams, who reported that Rosenstein will stay “until Mueller winds down the bulk of the investigative and courtroom work in the Russia investigation.”

That could be, per an NBC source, mid-to-late February, with a report expected several weeks later.

“Multiple sources are also telling NBC News that Mueller is near the end of his investigation and will soon begin paring down staff,” Maddow said.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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