No evidence: Barr says the special counsel’s report didn’t prove that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired with Russia pic.twitter.com/CbUZWS1l38
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 18, 2019
Special counsel Robert Mueller considered 10 “episodes” involving actions by President Trump that might have been been connected to obstruction of justice, Attorney General Bill Barr said — but the Justice Department concluded they do not amount to a breach of the law.
Barr said he is satisfied Trump had “non-corrupt motives” and that is what prompted him to decide not to prosecute the president.
Because investigators did not find a conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and the Russian interference in the 2016 election, that suggested Trump wasn’t trying to cover anything up, Barr said. And notwithstanding his frequent public outrage about the matter, Trump cooperated with Mueller’s inquiry, Barr said.
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A version of the Mueller report with no redactions except for grand jury information will be shown to some lawmakers, AG Barr says. Follow live updates: https://t.co/XVcjO0orV2 pic.twitter.com/2bFF2qWcUT
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 18, 2019
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
Statement tonight from Trump 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Pascale, who served as Trump’s Digital Media Manager in the 2016 Campaign.