Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign adviser who became a peripheral figure in the Russia investigations, told The Daily Beast on Sunday that “the fat lady has sung.”

“Now there’s a couple dozen Trump associates who want to know where we go to get two years of our lives back, stolen in the name of a carefully curated conspiracy peddled to America just because Hillary Clinton lost, ” he said…

Accessing Mueller’s paper trail is the next big fight for Democrats. They believe his findings, and the evidence that backs them up, are essential to advance their investigations of the president. Barr has said he wants to release as much of the report as he can.

A source with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Daily Beast that it was their interpretation that “Mueller was making a case to Congress, who (unlike DOJ, in Mueller’s view) is empowered to weigh the lawfulness of a president’s conduct.”