Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has received a tentative end date to the Russia investigation after speaking with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the New York Times. Giuliani claims that when he spoke with Mueller two weeks ago to reach an agreement on terms of an interview with Trump, he was informed of plans to have the inquiry conclude by September 1.
The New York Times speculates that Giuliani’s declaration of a planned conclusion to the Russia investigation could signal concerns that the ongoing inquiry could influence voters for the midterm elections in November. “You don’t want another repeat of the 2016 election where you get contrary reports at the end and you don’t know how it affected the election,” he said. Trump echoed that same sentiment in a tweet published earlier today.
The date is all dependent on when Trump can/if he agrees to a sit down with Mueller. Guiliani says that Trump would be available in mid-July. He adds that Trump wants the results of the investigation to be made public.
The conclusion of Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump obstructed in the Russia investigation doesn’t mean that the special council’s overall inquiry has come to an end.