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Mueller Conclusions Delivered to Congress
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - The Justice Department sent a letter to Congress on Sunday summarizing the conclusions of the Mueller report.

The summary says Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign or its associates “conspired or coordinated” with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 election.

According to Attorney General William Barr, evidence gathered in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “is not sufficient to establish” that President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice. 

Barr says Mueller did not reach any conclusions in evaluating the president’s conduct, leaving it to the Justice Department.

Barr's letter said that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas and executed nearly 500 search warrants in its probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential involvement by President Donald Trump’s campaign. The special counsel employed 19 lawyers and was assisted by a team of 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants and other professional staff.

The team interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says “the cloud hanging over President Trump has been removed” by Mueller’s report.

Graham, a close ally of Trump, also says it is “a bad day for those hoping the Mueller investigation would take President Trump down.”

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he will call Attorney General William Barr in to testify “in the near future.”

New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler tweeted that he will ask Barr to testify “in light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making” at the Justice Department.

Nadler tweeted that after Mueller worked for 22 months, “Attorney General Barr took 2 days to tell the American people that while the President is not exonerated, there will be no action by DOJ.”

Published 04:41 PM, Sunday Mar. 24, 2019
Updated 08:25 PM, Tuesday Mar. 26, 2019

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