After a long weekend of waiting for the findings of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Attorney General William P. Barr has written a four page letter to Congress stating the report “does not conclude that [President Donald Trump] committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
The letter states that Mueller’s team of investigators didn’t draw any conclusion “one way or the other” about about obstruction of justice by the Trump administration.
Therefore, according to the letter, that responsibility falls on the Attorney General, who concludes evidence is “not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
In regards to Russian interference in the 2016 election, the letter says that Muller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
However, as The New York Times notes, this is probably just the beginning of a battle over access to the full report. Democrats have already called for the full document to be made public, along with all of the investigative files used in creating it.
The investigation has also already resulted in the indictment and conviction of many involved with the Trump campaign and presidency, including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn.
Over on Twitter, President Trump is obviously already gloating like a kid who’s found out he got a D+, just high enough to pass the class.