Twitter and other news sources are reporting that Attorney General William Barr is expected to delivery his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress on Sunday soon.
The summary is out it can be found at The New York Times.
According to the summary letter sent to Congress by AG Barr, Mueller’s team had 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, “intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff.”
Barr also explains that Mueller issued, “more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.”
Page 2 of the letter explains that Mueller’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. As the report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Barr continues to explain that Mueller found, “that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks.”
Barr adds, “the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”
Obstruction of Justice
According to Barr on Page 3 of the letter, Mueller, “did not draw a conclusion – one way or the other – as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as “difficult issues” of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction.”
As noted Barr quotes Mueller as writing, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Barr writes that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein have “concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.”
Barr explains that he intends to make as much of the report public as possible. After further review of the report.
President Trump has weighed in on the summary via Twitter.
As has Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Page 3 direct quote from Mueller according to Barr, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
He told reports he was “complete exoneration,” he continued calling the investigation that he says completely exonerates him was “illegal take-down that failed.”
He also calls for an investigation into “the other side.”
It’s being reported by reporters via tweets, that Mueller had no input on the summary that was delivered to Congress.
This is a developing story.