Bill Barr: Mueller Report Does Not Prove Trump Committed Nor Exonerates Him of Any Crimes
WASHINGTON -- New U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has "concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed" obstruction of justice.
In a four page letter to Congress, Barr also said that report put together by Robert Mueller into his findings in the Russia investigation does not exonrate President Trump either.
The investigation set out in 2016 to look into accusations that President Trump conspired with either the Russian government or Russian entities to meddle with the 2016 presidential election.
"The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other - as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction," Barr said of Mueller's findings regarding obstruction of justice.
Mueller's report does say that there were several attempts by Russia to influence the election, many of them by a Russian-based group known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA.)
"The Special Counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or assiciate conspired or knowingly coordinated with the IRA in its efforts," Barr explained.
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
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