Special Counsel Robert Mueller will speak about the Russia investigation at about 11:00 am ET, according to an announcement released by the Trump administration early Wednesday morning.
A White House source told a Washington Post reporter the statement will be “substantial.”
The press release says Mueller will not take any questions from reporters.
Mueller's statement will be streamed live here.
There are speculations floating around that this announcement may be about a new book by Michael Wolff, in which Wolff alleges there was a draft indictment on Mueller's desk accusing Trump of 3 counts of obstruction of justice. Mueller's camp has denied this. At least one reporter, Ken Dilanian of NBC News, is saying now (one hour before the scheduled remarks) he's heard the Wolff book will not be the subject of Mueller's remarks today.
The Justice Department says Mueller's statement will be “on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. This will be a statement only.”
This is a breaking news event, and this blog post will be updated as Mueller speaks.
if you think there's more than a 20% chance Mueller is gonna say anything earth-shattering today, you have learned nothing through this whole process
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) May 29, 2019
I am very skeptical Mueller is going to drop any bombshells. I expect this is about the draft indictment claim by @MichaelWolffNYC and the issue of Mueller testifying. Nothing more.
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) May 29, 2019
— Zuñi (@ActPeacefully) May 29, 2019
Reasons, beyond Peter Carr's denial, to be skeptical about Michael Wolff's claim that he saw a draft obstruction indictment of Trump drawn up by Mueller's teamhttps://t.co/t9LvdQ9oPi pic.twitter.com/d2SpXrE5bD
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) May 29, 2019