Mueller's report on Trump shows no evidence of Russia's election meddling
- 7 months ago
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s election team and Russia in the 2016 election but left unresolved the question of whether Trump had tried to obstruct justice by undermining investigations that have dogged his presidency.
Although Mueller’s findings were inconclusive over whether Trump had sought to influence the probes, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a summary released on Sunday that the special counsel had not found enough proof to warrant bringing obstruction charges against Trump.
Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration,” however his Democratic opponents quickly expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome and vowed to keep up their political assault against him.
Following a 2-year investigation Mueller’s investigation ended with a evidence that no one in Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” according to the four-page summary.
The long-awaited report into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to help the Republican defeat his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, marked a major milestone of his presidency as he prepares for his 2020 re-election battle.
Mueller himself did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump broke the law by interfering with the various probes into the 2016 election, but presented his evidence to Barr to make a determination, with many of Trump’s opponents accusing the president of obstructing the Russia probe when he fired former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.
Nevertheless, the end of Mueller's probe, while offering a boost for Trump, does not end of legal woes for Trump, however the final words by Attorney General Barr came quite decisive.
“The special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign."
Source: Smart Trend Team