In a four-page summary of Mueller's findings, Barr wrote Sunday that Mueller did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election. Aides and associates of President Trump told the Post that the they believe Mueller's findings - that the Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election, according to Attorney General William Barr's report to Congress - will help remediate President Trump's reputation as a credible source of information.
In the meantime, a series of investigations into potential illegal activity and irregularities in Trump's business dealings are underway, both in Congress and in his home state of NY. That is not counting all of the airtime the investigation (and pundits' opinions) received on cable news.
Following the public release of Barr's summary, Democrats in Congress said the letter "raises as many questions as it answers" and called for Mueller's full conclusions-as well as all underlying documentation-to be released to the public unredacted and without further delay.
But Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein come to their own conclusion that "the evidence developed during the special counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense".
Barr's letter summarized Mueller's confidential report, which was submitted to him by the special counsel's office on Friday afternoon. When it comes to obstruction of justice, Mueller did not reach an unequivocal conclusion. Special counsel Mueller was clear that his report, quote, "does not exonerate", close-quote, the president. Barr before Congress as his party looks to wring every detail of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe out of the Justice Department.
The president's allies also intend to use the moment to heighten attacks on the media, which many Trump supporters believe unjustly fanned the flames of the special counsel's probe in an effort to bring down the president.
Mueller's team searched for nearly two years, but found no evidence that Trump and his campaign team conspired with Russian Federation to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.
But the president claimed vindication Sunday, calling the report a "complete and total exoneration".
Graham's fellow Republican, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana, wrote: 'The report cost a lot of taxpayer money, & the American people have heard so many rumors, so much spin & innuendo about its contents. It was a complete and total exoneration. "The American public needs more than a four-page summary from the President's hand-picked Attorney General to determine the scope of the Mueller investigation's findings".
The report vindicated Mr. Trump on the core question - collusion with foreigners to affect a US election - so Democrats should focus on bipartisan policy-making, GOP lawmakers and party operatives said.
Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill celebrated Mueller's conspiracy conclusion, arguing that it vindicated the president.