How To Read The Mueller Report Summary

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On Sunday Attorney General William Barr submitted his summary of the main conclusions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Presidential elections.

Barr says he intends on releasing as much as possible from the report, but before it’s released both he and Mueller will scrub the report to remove secret grand jury testimony as well as any content related to ongoing investigations. All that to say we could be waiting for a while.

Six Trump aides have already been indicted or convicted of crimes ranging from conspiracy to lying to investigators, and 25 Russian intelligence operatives and experts in social media manipulation were charged last year as a result of the investigation.

One important takeaway from what we know now is that Barr says there are no additional indictments filed nor any secret indictments, so those that have already been made public will be it.

The investigation found that eight Trump nor his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 election, but didn’t draw any conclusions as to whether or not Trump illegally obstructed justice.

According to The New York Times, the investigators weren’t able to find sufficient evidence that Trump did commit that offence, but stopped short of exonerating him.

Sunday afternoon Jerry Nadler, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted that “in light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future.”


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