How Russian media saw the long-awaited Mueller report

How Russian media saw the long-awaited Mueller report

President Donald Trump, cleared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of conspiring with Russian Federation in the 2016 USA election, vented his anger on Monday at the inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things".

But leading Democrats say the summary of the report, by Attorney General William Barr, "raises as many questions as it answers".

Mr Mueller, 74, found that Russian Federation sought to influence the election through misinformation pumped out on social media by a "troll farm" based in St Petersburg and by stealing and releasing emails from senior Democrats.

On Capitol Hill, Democrats have seized on a line in Barr's summary that says Mueller's report "does not exonerate" Trump on obstruction of justice - even though Barr concluded the evidence of obstruction was insufficient to find Trump committed a crime.

A fierce fight was brewing over how much of Mueller's findings should be made public, and Democratic lawmakers who control the U.S. House of Representatives, were likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on Trump's right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said.

Barr, 68, a DOJ veteran who was sworn in as Trump's second attorney general last month, had his nomination under scrutiny from Democrats for a memo he wrote to Rosenstein in June, 2018, criticizing Mueller's inquiry.

During his confirmation hearing earlier this year, Barr assured senators of his independence and said that he would not be bullied by anyone into doing something he believes is wrong if he becomes the attorney general, adding that he would release Mueller's report as much as he could under the law.

But investigators can't give a definitive answer on whether the president obstructed justice or not.

Those investigations could now shift to issues involving emoluments and potential conflicts of interest posed by Trump's business empire, especially as Trump and close allies still face federal investigations in NY.

"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate (clear) him", the report stated.

US President Donald Trump says his enemies who did "evil" and "treasonous things" will be under scrutiny after he was absolved of colluding with Russian Federation.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that while Trump wanted the special counsel's report to come out, it was not up to him.

Elated by Barr's summary of the report, Trump tweeted that it was a "complete and total exoneration" of his own actions on Sunday.

Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump, said the president's legal team is "very pleased" with Barr's synopsis, according to CNN.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who would lead any impeachment effort, said he would call Barr to testify soon "in light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department". The president's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, implicated him in campaign finance violations when he pleaded guilty a year ago.

It's unclear what else is coming from Barr, though he states in the letter that he is working to make more information public.

Robert Mueller's investigation has ended. It also found that Russian government actors hacked into computers in the gather or spread information to influence the election. The special counsel received almost 500 search orders, requested evidence from 13 foreign governments and questioned about 500 witnesses.



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