Robert Mueller to speak on Trump/Russia probe

REUTERS

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.


Robert Mueller has not spoken publicly in more than 2 years, since he took over the Russia probe.

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.