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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter

The long-awaited Mueller report into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia has been submitted.

The confidential file has been sent to Attorney General William Barr, who will send a summary to Congress.

The report is looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with Mr Trump's associates.

The Associated Press says that the report is not recommending any further formal charges.

Other findings are unknown at this stage and it will be up to Mr Barr to decide how much will be made public.

Image: The letter which was sent from the attorney general

Mr Barr has said he could update Congress as early as this weekend. A Department of Justice official said the principal conclusions will be made public at that point.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said: "The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the special counsel's report."

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Mr Trump's lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow said they are "pleased" the report has been delivered and that Mr Barr "will determine the appropriate next steps".

Attorney General William Barr will now receive the report
Image: Attorney General William Barr will now decide how much to make public

Speaking shortly after the file was submitted, Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House judiciary committee, said the report should be released to his committee and the public "without delay".

His words were echoed by House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.

In a joint statement, they called for the report to be made public and for Mr Trump and his team not to be given any early insights.

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Image: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have released a joint statement on the report

They added: "The special counsel's investigation focused on questions that go to the integrity of our democracy itself: whether foreign powers corruptly interfered in our elections, and whether unlawful means were used to hinder that investigation.

"The American people have a right to the truth. The watchword is transparency."

Mr Mueller has spent almost two years examining Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

He has looked into potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian agents working towards influencing the election, and whether efforts have been made to obstruct the investigation.

Mr Mueller's remit initially extended to allegations of payments made to silence women who threatened Mr Trump's presidential campaign, before the special counsel handed it over to a separate team.

A number of scalps have already been claimed by the investigation, most recently seeing Mr Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen turning his back on his old boss – calling him a "racist and a conman".

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Image: Special counsel Robert Mueller has been working on the report for almost two years

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