JUST IN: Attorney General Barr says in letter to Congress that Special Counsel Mueller did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official knowingly conspired with Russia pic.twitter.com/I6FaSEf29X
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 24, 2019
FROM BARR SUMMARY: "The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election."
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 24, 2019
NOW: “Evidence developed….is not sufficient to…prove an obstruction of justice.” -AG Barr
— Chris Tye (@TVTye) March 24, 2019
The letter from Barr is in the article – no collusion, no involvement of Trump team in hacking of Clinton, no finding that he actually onstructed but in the final one he gives Democrats a “Comey”-like bone saying he hasn’t “exonerated” Trump. That’s improper, you shouldn’t say that, you should only say whether you intend to prosecute or not.
Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees on Sunday briefing them of the “principal conclusions” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“DOJ has just sent us a very brief letter about the Mueller report, which we will share shortly,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a tweet.
Mueller delivered his confidential report to Barr on Friday afternoon, concluding his nearly two-year investigation into President Trump and Russia’s efforts to elect him.
Barr spent the weekend at the Justice Department with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the investigation, analyzing the report and determining how much of it Congress and the American public will get to see. The attorney general has said he wants to be transparent, though how much of the report will be released depends on the law. Justice Department guidelines recommend against releasing negative information on people who have not been indicted.