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Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was appointed on May 17, 2017, by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 White House race and whether the Russian government coordinated with individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign. The special counsel also examined whether President Trump obstructed justice by seeking to block the Russia investigation.

On March 22, 2019, the special counsel submitted a confidential report on his findings to Attorney General William P. Barr. Two days later, Barr relayed to Congress what he said were Mueller’s principal conclusions. He said that the special-counsel investigation “did not establish” that members of Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia. Barr said that Mueller declined to make a judgment as to whether Trump obstructed justice. The attorney general said that left the decision to him, and Barr concluded the evidence gathered by the special counsel “is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

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Article courtesy of the Washington Post, April 21. 2019

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