ZeroHedge:"Mueller Report Released, Read It Here"
Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of the more than 400-page Mueller report, which saw over 2,800 subpoenas issued, nearly 500 search warrants, and around the same number of witness interviews.
During a Thursday morning press conference, Barr - with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein behind him - reiterated that the special counsel found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. He did, however, note that there were 10 "episodes" which Mueller's team identified that could have possibly been construed as obstruction.
"The evidence was not sufficient to charge any Campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal. And our evidence about the June 9, 2016 meeting and WikiLeaks's releases of hacked materials was not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign-finance violation. Further, the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election."
Trump did not try to obstruct the 'Trump Tower meeting' portion of the investigation:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mueller team considered Trump's written answers 'inadequate,' but decided against subpoena fight for interview.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 18, 2019
*TRUMP HAD `UNIQUE AND POWERFUL MEANS' FOR OBSTRUCTION: REPORT
Mueller: Trump "engaged in efforts to curtail the Special Counsel's investigation and prevent the disclosure of evidence to it, including through public and private contacts with potential witnesses." pic.twitter.com/fJZz4NjMzs— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 18, 2019
*MUELLER CONCLUDED CONGRESS CAN DETERMINE TRUMP OBSTRUCTION
*ROSENSTEIN SAW WHITE HOUSE PUSH `FALSE STORY' ON COMEY: REPORT
*MUELLER SAYS TRUMP `MOSTLY UNSUCCESSFUL' IN INFLUENCING PROBE
Trump thought the appointment of the Special Counsel would be the "end of his presidency."
BREAKING: Mueller Report reveals that Trump campaign formally turned down 2 invitations to visit Russia during campaign and refused to provide a copy of Trump's passport for a visa— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) April 18, 2019
BREAKING: Clovis told Papa-d in March 2016 email Trump campaign "should not go forward" w any meetings w Russians until meet w NATO allies Britain, France & Germany. Mueller Report shows he knew this but edited email in complaint vs Papa-d to make it sound like he had green light— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) April 18, 2019
On the issue of obstruction, Mueller's team notes "We did not make a traditional prosecution decision about these facts, but the evidence we obtained supoports several general statements about the President's conduct."
"Unlike cases in which a subject engages in obstruction to cover up a crime, the evidence we obtained did not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference," reads the report. "Although the obstruction statutes do not require proof of such a crime, the absence of that evidence affects the analysis of the President's intent and requires consideration of other possible motives for his conduct."
Also interesting is that Mueller's team investigated Trump Campaign aide George Papadopoulos to determine whether he was an Israeli agent.
Whoa -- the investigation into Papadopoulos was into whether he was an Israeli agent pic.twitter.com/HUN5Z6nv4z— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 18, 2019
And the conclusion:
*MUELLER: EVIDENCE DOESN'T SHOW COMEY FIRING TO COVER UP CONSPIRACY
*MUELLER SAYS HAD ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO NOT SUBPOENA TRUMP
Read the Mueller Report here: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf
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Something just accrued to me, "Every time Trump states its over, its not over, now the EU Jewish Network Twitter, is dragging in Israel, all I see is a report, leaving out the Fake UK Documents from and release by Hillary Clinton."