Special Counsel Robert Mueller found "numerous" contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian figures, but according to Mueller's newly released 400-page report, investigators found no evidence that President Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians coordinated efforts.
Donald Trump Jr., said that anyone still touting that there was collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia was helping Russian President Vladimir Putin in his goal to cause "division and dissension" in the U.S.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized Attorney General William Barr for writing what they called a "slanted" summary letter and for planning a press conference before the expected release of the report detailing the probe's findings on Thursday. He will be accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the investigation after Mueller's appointment in May 2017.
Mueller submitted a almost 400-page report to Barr, whose 4-page summary of the report's "principal conclusions" states that there was no evidence of collusion between the Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
"Accordingly, the public report I am releasing today contains redactions only for the four categories that I previously outlined, and no material has been redacted based on executive privilege", Barr said, noting that the president's lawyers did not request or were permitted to make any redactions. And he said that no one involved in the Trump campaign was involved in any illegal dissemination.
Democrats had warned that Barr's decision to hold a press conference before Congress or the press had seen the report amounted to a diversion tactic.
After almost two years, the two-volume, 448-page redacted report made for riveting reading. The investigation did not find evidence that the Trump campaign recovered any such Clinton emails, or that these contacts were part of a coordinated effort between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
"AG Barr's opening statement is coming across as a press release from Sarah Sanders", tweeted Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's non-partisan Center for Politics. The deeper analysis of whether he committed obstruction of justice could also provide headaches for the White House.
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The release of the report will deepen the discord in Washington between Republicans and Democrats.
"T$3 he White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel's investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims", he said. As Shackford noted: "Some people really, really want to believe that Trump must have done something to have kept Mueller from finding evidence of coordination with the Russians".
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The report said Mueller's team did not issue a subpoena to force Trump to give an interview to the special counsel because it would have created a "substantial delay" at a late stage in the investigation.
"Oh so the attorney general is giving us another summary of the report and giving a little rah rah nod to the White House?"
In the following days, Barr presented a four-page summary of the almost 400-page report to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In other words, everything that the president did that kind of undermined people's faith in the own - in his own Federal Bureau of Investigation - dirty cops - conflicted Barr - you know, Mueller was conflicted because of a business deal he did with Donald Trump.
He revealed that Trump's lawyers were able to review the report earlier this week, adding that the White House made no changes to the wording.