‘Trump didn’t conspire with Russia in 2016’
2019-03-25 at 10:24
President Trump’s campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report submitted to the US Congress.
The report summary did not draw a conclusion as to whether Trump illegally obstructed justice.
The report was summarised for Congress by the US attorney general, William Barr.
The report is the culmination of two years of investigation by Mueller which saw some of the president’s closest former aides prosecuted and, in some cases, imprisoned.
Barr concluded: “The special counsel did not find that any US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia.”
The second part of the letter addresses the issue of obstruction of justice.
President Trump tweeted in response: “No Collusion, No Obstruction.”
Trump, who repeatedly described the inquiry as a witch hunt, said that “it was a shame that the country had to go through this”, describing the inquiry as an “illegal takedown that failed”.
US Attorney General Barr ends his letter to Congress by saying he will release more from the full report, but that some of the material is subject to restrictions.