On Thursday, The Justice Department released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his nearly two-year investigation into
The special counsel did not find any evidence of collusion with members of the Trump campaign and Russia.
“While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges. Among other things, the evidence was not sufficient to charge any Campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal,” the special counsel report stated.
The special counsel report also added that the evidence about the controversial June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting with members of the campaign and Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, and WikiLeaks’s “release of hacked materials” was “not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign-finance violation.”
“Further, the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,” the report said.
The nearly 500-page report that the Justice Department made public Thursday includes redactions, consistent with AG William Barr’s plan to black out portions of the document—including grand jury material, information the intelligence community said would reveal intelligence sources and methods, any material that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions and information that could implicate the privacy or reputational interests of “peripheral players.”
The special counsel also reviewed whether Trump had obstructed justice in any way, but ultimately did not come to a conclusion on that issue. However, AG Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said the evidence was “not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
President Trump’s legal team, in anticipation of obstruction of justice claims, prepared their own report to counter the allegations.
“They assumed all along that there was going to be a finding of no collusion, so the rebuttal is about obstruction,” a source close to Trump’s legal team told Fox News. “They are preparing a rebuttal to presumed allegations which will be refuted.”
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