Russia investigation

Timeline: Every big move in the Mueller investigation

Chess with Russia
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After nearly two years, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has netted 199 criminal charges, 37 indictments or guilty pleas, and 5 prison sentences.

Driving the news: After reviewing the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr sent a summary to Congress saying: "[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 the question of obstruction of justice, Barr wrote that while Mueller's report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

After Mueller report, Republicans say it's time to move on

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation drew immediate praise from top Republicans, who declared vindication for President Trump after Mueller found no campaign conspiracy or coordination with Russia to influence the 2016 election.

Yes, but: House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler was quick to point out that Barr’s letter was not the end of the inquiry, noting that Barr wrote in his summary that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." In a tweet, Nadler added that his panel “will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify” in the near future.

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