Trump says Muller report found 'no collusion, no obstruction'

Trump says Muller report found 'no collusion, no obstruction'

Trump says Muller report found 'no collusion, no obstruction'

Ending months of expectation and speculation, the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller was finally published on Thursday creating a political thunderstorm in Washington, with Democrats claiming that the document's 448 pages proved that Trump obstructed the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and Republicans claiming it exonerated the president from colluding with Moscow.

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. Mueller said his report had no conclusive evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by the president.

US Attorney General William Barr will release on Thursday a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Mueller laid out multiple episodes in which Trump directed people around him to try to influence or curtail the Russian Federation investigation after the special counsel's appointment in May 2017.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation as well as possible obstruction of justice by the president.

Mr Barr said 10 alleged instances of Mr Trump obstructing justice during the special counsel's investigation, including the possibility of firing Mr Mueller, had been examined.

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation report is due to be released Thursday, after years of speculation over its contents and what it could mean for the country and the president. But Democrat leaders and liberal journalists say Barr is acting as a "shill" for President Trump. Democrats on the committee and beyond have made it clear that the redacted document Barr intends to release would be insufficient and incomplete.

At a later date, the Justice Department also plans to provide a "limited number" of members of Congress and their staff access to a copy of the Mueller report with fewer redactions than the public version, according to a court filing Wednesday. Mueller states that if Trump didn't commit a crime, he would have said so.

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GREENE: Scott Detrow, I mean, there are legal questions here that I - you know, I assume we'll be sorting out, actually, once we see the report, but - what the intent of the president was.

"How could you let this happen, Jeff", Mr. Trump demanded of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who because of his work on the Trump campaign had recused himself and left the decisions to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. At a White House event for the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans support group, Trump said, "I'm having a good day", adding: "It was called no collusion, no obstruction". Lawmakers are prepared to go to court to obtain Mueller's full report along with underlying evidence.

Trump believed the investigation was an end to his presidency, according to the report. He said he was being factual and simply outlining the process of the report's release.

"Because the White House voluntarily cooperated with the special counsel's investigation, significant portions of the report contain material over which the president could have asserted privilege". We'll see whether Mueller drew the same conclusions, but this was a very conspicuous inclusion in Barr's prepared remarks.

"The campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts", the report said.

The report included an appendix that contained 12 pages of Trump's written responses to the special counsel.

Trump has repeatedly slammed Mueller's probe as a "hoax" or a "witch hunt".

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