By Currents News Staff
The Mueller Report is out after nearly 2 years of investigating President Trump, the Russians, and the 2016 U.S. elections.
“The Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but [the report] did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes,” Attorney General William Bar said.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report noted the Trump campaign showed interest in emails stolen from Democrats by Russians meant to hurt Hillary Clinton but found no evidence the Trump campaign committed a crime.
“That is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed,” Barr explained.
But on the question on obstruction of justice, Mueller is less clear. His report identified 10 instances where the President or his aides may have attempted to curtail the investigation, including firing former FBI Director James Comey.
Barr said, “The evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offence.”
According to the report, once the President found out about Mueller’s appointment he said: “this is the end of my presidency.”
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President, said in reply “That was not the reaction of the President that day when I was there.”
Just moments after the report’s release President Trump claimed victory, saying “It’s called no collusion no obstruction.”
Congressional Democrats want more answers and for Mueller to testify publicly.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, said today “The special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the President and the responsibility now falls to Congress to hold the President accountable for his actions.”