Attorney General William P. Barr has released a redacted version of Mueller’s 400-page report to the public.
According to various news outlets, the report includes President Trump’s written responses submitted in the Russia probe.
“The Special Counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these hacking operations" — Attorney General William Barr pic.twitter.com/7s6TDDEcAN
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 18, 2019
Attorney General Barr held a press conference prior to the report’s release, saying there was no cooperation between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia.
“So that is the bottom line,” Barr told reporters at the press conference. “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.”
As to whether Trump obstructed justice, Barr told the press, “After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
President Trump reacted to the public release of the report by placing himself in a Game of Thrones meme, replacing the wording with “Game Over.”
“No Collusion, No Obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats – Game Over,” the president victoriously tweeted alongside a picture of himself looking back over a dense and foggy horizon.