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Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice

Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for an extra episode of Post Reports.
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AG Barr releases summary of Mueller report to Congress
Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett, who covers the Justice Department, joined Martine Powers on Sunday evening for an extra episode of Post Reports.

Barr’s letter notes that Mueller’s probe said no such conspiracy was found “despite multiple offers from Russia-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.” On the question of whether the president might have sought to obstruct the high-profile investigation, Mueller’s team did not offer a definitive answer. “The Special Counsel . . . did not draw a conclusion — one way or the other — as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction,” Barr’s letter to lawmakers states.

Speaking from a Florida airport before returning to Washington, President Trump called the report “a complete and total exoneration.” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said he would call on Barr to testify before Congress “in the near future.”

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