Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "close to being completed," Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Monday.
Whitaker said he has been fully briefed about Mueller's work and that he is looking forward to reviewing a final report.
"I hope that we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible," he said.
The acting attorney general's comments were a rare official indication of any kind from within the Justice Department about Mueller's work.