Mueller’s team is reviewing the possibility of releasing a summary of its probe into the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, according to people familiar with the matter.
The lawyers are also examining whether to release a full transcript of their testimony.
The move follows a request from President Donald Trump’s legal team to the special counsel’s office by the Justice Department’s inspector general, the people said.
They requested a summary to be provided to the public before the Mueller probe wraps up.
The White House has yet to respond to requests for comment.
The review is a potential sign of how closely the Mueller team is following up on the inquiry into whether Russia attempted to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
The special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the election has taken on an unprecedented urgency since former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russia’s ambassador.
The probe is also looking into possible ties between the Kremlin and Trump associates.
The Justice Department said in a memo that the review is “an opportunity to further assess and evaluate the extent to which the special prosecutor’s investigation should be public and to examine whether the Department of Justice is prepared to make a public record of any findings, conclusions, and recommendations made in that investigation.”
The special prosecutor was appointed in the wake of the election by former Attorney General Sally Yates, who was fired by Trump in February.