But Mueller's probe found no evidence that the Trump campaign had conspired with Russian agents, Attorney General William Barr wrote in a letter to Congress on Sunday. "They spread disinformation on social media and they waged a hacking campaign that included stealing emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign, and from Democratic Party organizations", Lemon said. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as "difficult issues" of law and fact concerning whether the President's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction.
That's according to a long-awaited summary of the outcome of Mueller's investigation, which was delivered today to the heads of Congress' judiciary committees and then nearly immediately released to the public.
Trump fired then-FBI Director James B. Comey in 2017 amid the FBI's Russian Federation investigation that was a precursor to Mueller's special counsel appointment. "The way the process works is they leave that up to the attorney general".
"The Special Counsel's Report should be allowed to speak for itself, and Congress must have the opportunity to evaluate the underlying evidence", the chairmen said.
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Second, if Trump had actually wanted to obstruct Mueller's investigation, he could have fired Mueller and ended the investigation. Graham said he will investigate "whether or not a counterintelligence investigation was opened up regarding the Trump campaign as a backdoor to spy on the campaign". Even as his most loyal followers stick with him and the rest of the country is left exhausted and jaded, many Americans are sick of seeing the highest representative of their nation caught up in scandals on a daily basis.
The news nevertheless lifts one of the many clouds hanging over Trump's head right as Democrats are vying with each other to take him on in 2020. The anchor also asked exactly what Barr meant in his letter when he referred to "multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign". " But then again, why would Mueller be expected to exonerate the president in the absence of any crime?"
A number of Minnesota lawmakers responded Sunday to the Justice Department's summary of the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Read Barr's letter to Congress for yourself here. The full Mueller report must be made public to hardworking Americans who deserve to know all of the facts.
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Mueller did not find evidence of collusion, and he did not make a conclusion with regards to obstruction of justice claims against Trump.
No... it didn't. It even literally says of obstruction, "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him".
The special counsel's investigation was "an illegal takedown that failed", Trump said Sunday speaking to reporters after the release of Barr's letter before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
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The "next chapter" of the Russian Federation collusion hoax should be the reckoning.