Attorney General William Barr sent a summary of the "principal conclusions" from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which found that there was not sufficient evidence that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election, but left open the question of obstruction of justice.

3 key quotes:

  • On conspiracy: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."
  • On obstruction: "The Special Counsel states that 'while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.' ... Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense."
  • On the full Mueller report: "[T]he schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the Department can identify the 6e material that by law cannot be made public. I have requested the assistance of the Special Counsel in identifying all 6e information contained in the report. Separately, I must also identify any information that could impact other ongoing matters, including those that the Special Counsel has referred to other offices. As soon as that process is complete, I will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies."

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