U.S. Attorney General Barr’s Letter to Congressional Leaders on Mueller Report - READ THE LETTER
Sunday, March 24, 2019
The letter with an overview comes just two days after the conclusion of a two year investigation into Russia’s attempts to sabotage the 2016 election and whether President Trump or any of his associates conspired with Moscow’s interference. The report was conducted by former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
The letter summary says that the "special counsel’s team lacked sufficient evidence to establish that President Trump illegally obstructed justice, but added that Mueller’s team stopped short of exonerating Mr. Trump," reports the NY Times.
“While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Barr quoted Mueller as writing.
The finding says it "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or co-ordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election.”
While many are calling it a win for Trump, RI Congressman David Cicilline said, "The Special Counsel did not exonerate the President. In fact, according to the Attorney General’s letter, he described a pattern of evidence suggesting the President engaged in obstruction of justice. The Attorney General needs to make this evidence available to Congress immediately, along with the entirety of the Mueller report, so we can decide what steps to take next.”