Donald Trump 'Did Not Conspire' With Russia, Mueller Report Finds
Donald Trump 'did not conspire' with Russia, according to Robert Mueller's report.
The special counsel's report summary 'did not draw a conclusion' as to whether there was any obstruction of justice.
However, the report said that its findings do not exonerate the President of the United States.
It reads: "While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
The report was released today (Sunday) following two years of investigation by Mr Mueller, who submitted the report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday.
In a letter to Congress, Mr Barr said: "The report outlines the Russian effort to influence the election and documents crimes committed.
"The special counsel did not find that any US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia."
Despite the fact the report says it does not exonerate the president, White House press secretary, Sarah Sander, has described it as 'a total and complete exoneration of the president'.
In a tweet, she said: "The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States."
The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States."- Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 24, 2019
The investigation was launched with the intention of establishing whether Trump or any of his campaign team were involved in an apparent bid by Russia to sway the election in his favour.
In his letter to Congress, Mr Mueller said more information from the report will be released in due course but is currently subject to restrictions.
The Mueller report must be made public. Not just a letter from someone appointed by Trump to protect himself-all of it. The President works for the people, and he is not above the law. https://t.co/XH5NqzLJAb- Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 24, 2019
He said: "Given these restrictions, the schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the Department can identify the [grand jury] material that by law cannot be made public.
"I have requested the assistance of the Special Counsel in identifying all information contained in the report as quickly as possible."
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