US Attorney General’s letter to Congress revealed no Russian involvement in President Trump’s 2016 election campaign as per the Mueller Report
United States Attorney General, William Barr sent a letter to Congress on Sunday, outlining the outcome of the Mueller Report. The letter freed President Donald Trump from all allegations of Russian involvement in his 2016 Presidential campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that neither the incumbent President nor his allies colluded with Russia.
Quoting the Mueller Report, Barr wrote, “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” He asserted that the Special Counsel was unable to determine whether or not there was any obstruction of justice during the investigation.
The Mueller investigation lasted almost two years, taking down President Trump’s employees and advisors. Those convicted included the President’s former attorney, Micheal Cohen. Early in March, the lawyer regretted the illegal work he did. He said, “My loyalty to him (Donald Trump) cost me everything.”
As Robert Mueller failed to reach a conclusion, the decision to press charges were left to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General. Barr has since affirmed that the evidence for the obstruction-to-justice offense is “not sufficient” to press charges.
In his letter, the Attorney General also highlighted the restrictions related to the indictment of a sitting president. Some parts of the report were revealed, given the “public interest in the matter.”
Barr is now facing pressure from the Democrats to reveal the entire report to Congress. Additionally, Robert Mueller may also be called in to testify before Congress.
US Senator and Presidential aspirant, Kamala Harris called for transparency in the matter. She asserted, “The Mueller report needs to be made public, the underlying investigative materials should be handed over to Congress, and Barr must testify. That is what transparency looks like.”
On Monday, President Trump tweeted, “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
In an earlier statement, the President said, “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this, to be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this.” He added, “This was an illegal take-down that failed.”