Mueller report released

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Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the highly-anticipated report by special counsel Robert Mueller.

”The Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense,” William Barr, U.S. Attorney General said.

President Trump flew to Florida Thursday night for the holiday weekend happy with the results of the Mueller investigation.

“I‘m having a good day too. It was called no collusion, no obstruction.”

Attorney General William Barr held a morning press conference before the report’s release. 

”The Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense,” William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, said.

But on the issue of obstruction, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report noted: “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so stateā€¦ however we are unable to reach that judgment.”
 
The 448 page report states “The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful…But that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.”
 
On collusion, the report did not find that President Trump…or his 2016 campaign aides…committed any crimes in their contacts with russians.
 
While the President declared victory, top democrats vowed to keep investigating his actions.
 
He left that issue to the Congress of the United States, and we will need to consider it,” Adam Schiff, Intelligence Committee Chairman, said.
 
The Mueller team scrutinized ten incidents that could potentially have led to obstruction of justice.
Those included firing FBI Director James Comey and initial efforts to remove Mueller himself.
The report also reveals the President’s reaction when then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions told him about Mueller’s appointment.
 
According to Sessions’ former Chief of Staff, the President slumped in his chair and said,
 
“Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency.”
But his reaction today, a Game of Thrones style tweet that said simpl, “Game over”.

 
After leaving the White House Thursday for Forida, the President tweeted he could have ended what he called the whole ”Witch Hunt” and fired everyone, including Mueller if he wanted to.
He also pointed out his decision not to use executive privilege to withhold parts of the report.

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