Mar 24, 2019 - World

Mueller and Trump contradict each other on obstruction of justice

In his first public statement since Attorney General Bill Barr's summary of the Mueller report was released, President Trump tweeted: "No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!"

Reality check: Barr wrote in his summary that while Mueller's report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." Barr later wrote that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that the evidence "is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense" — meaning that it was Trump's top two appointees at the Justice Department, not Mueller, who came to that conclusion.

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