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Mueller Doesn't Find Trump Campaign Conspired With Russia


U.S. President Donald 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 Congress on Sunday.

The report summary did not draw a conclusion as to whether Trump illegally obstructed justice - not exonerating the president.

The report was summarized for Congress by recently sworn in Attorney General William Barr.

"No Collusion, No Obstruction," Trump tweeted in response.

Trump, who repeatedly derided the probe as a witch hunt, said on Sunday that "it was a shame that the country had to go through this," describing the investigation as an "illegal takedown that failed".

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.

"While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Mueller wrote in his report.

The summary letter by Barr outlined the inquiry's findings relating to Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Barr concluded, "The special counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia."

The Attorney General's summary said the special counsel report "ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment."

"The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other - as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction," the letter read.

Barr said that the evidence was not sufficient "to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense."

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.

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