Listen: Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election
"House. The formal word of the end of the Muller investigation came in a one page letter to key members of congress attorney general William Barr says he's received Muller's confidential report and is now reviewing it to determine how much of it to share with lawmakers. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that the administration looks. Forward to the process taking its course before leaving Washington for moral law. Go Friday the president again called the investigation a witch hunt. There was no collusion, though is no obstruction. Everybody knows it all a big hug other reaction from correspondent, Ed O'Keefe. Mark Warner the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee sent out a statement saying, quote, congress and the American people deserve to judge the facts for themselves. The special counsel report must be provided to congress immediately and the attorney general should swiftly. Prepare declassified version of the report for the public nothing. Short of that will suffice correspondent Bill Rakoff has more on what's next for the Muller report in congress attorney general William bar will brief key congressional leaders on the mullahs report. But there's no guarantee that the report itself would become public. If that's the case Democrats may try to subpoena Muller to get the results Republicans though, like Senator Lindsey Graham aren't concerned about the results saying that if there was evidence of collusion, we would have known it by now and special counsel. Robert Muller's team were the only ones to investigate the Trump campaign here. CBS news legal analyst Rosenbaum, even while Muller's investigation was preceding the southern district of New York was conducting its own investigation. It however was focused on campaign finance law violations and Trump's financial schemes and not on Russian meddling. That investigation will not come to an end, even when Muller's work is concluded, and it might actually present greater legal problems for the president and his enablers, then whatever is in the Muller report one man who knows about investigations as former US attorney for the southern district of New York pre Brora he's out with a new book doing Justice. A prosecutors thoughts on crime punishment and the rule of law. Pre joins us in New York Preet, thanks for talking with us. Thanks for having. What can we expect with Russia probe? But I think you can expect an argument about what should be made public, and what should not be made public. There's a huge clamoring for whatever mother fines to make its way into the public record. At least at a minimum into the hands of congress. What do you think should happen with respect to anything relating to the president? I think it should all become public and at a minimum given to congress the president. Unlike other folks has the shield of an office of legal counsel opinion in the department of Justice that says he cannot be prosecuted as a sitting president. So I'm like everyone else. Who would be maligned in some way? It wouldn't be able to be able to be charged. It's odd the president will be able to use both as a sword and a shield the fact that you put derogatory information out of against someone who is in charge. But then at the same time say, well, you can't charge me anyway. And the second point is congress has a duty and a function to rain in the president. And you have the process of impeachment that doesn't apply to other ordinary citizens. And so for for congress to figure out how to do its job after there's been this long and detailed and thorough investigation by the special counsel's office. They need to know what that investigation yielded. What's your opinion as a prospect is a former prosecutor about whether the president can be indicted and tried as as a sitting president? I think the reasonable arguments in favor of it. I think that's less important question at this moment. I think it's a question for the future with respect to future presidencies because you can change the rules. I think after this president leaves. But the important thing is that is what the guidance. Is that exists in the department? And I believe that Robert Mueller will feel himself bound by that practice and policy and the southern district will feel itself bound by that practice and policy also and at that. So no constitutional arguments to the contrary will not carry the day you were fired by the president not long after he was inaugurated what happened. Well, you'll have to ask him not longer after he was elected. In extraordinary move. The president elect asked me to meet with him and asked me to stay on for another term, which is basically unheard of. When a new president comes in particularly president of a different party. I accepted because I love the work of the office. I know that we would have continued the independence of the office. Then he called me a few times sort of strange that I've outlined in podcast. I have stay tuned. And then you call me again in March March ninth of two thousand seventeen and given my understanding of what regulations were with the southern district of New York and the Justice department and the White House in a concern, though, not proven, but a concern that there might be some awkward question about an enforcement action or something else. I chose not to return the call which I thought was a good decision. And I don't know if they were connected or not but twenty two hours later, I and all the remaining Obama US attorneys were asked to resign. I refused because I wanted to know if that order was coming directly from the president and the next day. I was fired. Did you ever investigate? The Trump organization while you were at the southern district of New York. I'm not going to answer what I did. Or did not investigate while. I was in the office unless the public former US attorney pre Perahera on the weekend roundup. He's out with a new book doing Justice. Thanks very"