Mueller did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says
Special counsel Robert Mueller found that neither Donald Trump nor any of his aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, according to letter delivered to Congress on Sunday by the US attorney general.
The letter from William Barr also revealed Mueller was unable to draw a conclusion “one way or the other” on whether Trump or anyone in the White House obstructed justice during the investigation.
Barr quoted directly from Mueller’s report which states, with regards to obstruction: “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Mueller has filed no further indictments following an almost two year-long investigation that has seen some of Trump’s closest advisers criminally prosecuted and convicted.
As Mueller was unable to draw a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, it was left to Barr and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, both appointed by Trump, to decide not to pursue charges.
Barr described the evidence for obstruction as “not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense”. Furthermore, Barr insisted in his letter the decision not to prosecute was not made based on any limitations related to the indictment of a sitting president.
Is anyone surprised? oh yeah, non. Russiangate is the miniature WMD lie.
In the end, Trump gets to stay in office and gets a pass on all the actual corruption. Dems get to look like they are in opposition. Meanwhile its business as usual. War industry remains the US #1 product at home and abroad.
Edit: OP Title has been changed for more transparency.
Last edited by LurkerJ - on 24 March 2019