After almost two years, special advocate Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia is over, and an edited version of the report has been freed.
Last month, after the conclusion of the investigation, Attorney General William Barr issued a summary of the report, but lawmakers insisted that the full version be published. The nearly 400-page report is now available, but it is drafted – another potential battle is whether the details hidden inside could be politically damaging to the president.
Although the Special Council's investigation resulted in the indictment of former Trump advisers such as Paul Manafort, the President quickly seized Barr's summary of the report as evidence of an "absence". collusion "between Trump's campaign and Russia.
The Mueller team also indicted several Russian citizens during the investigation, accusing them, as well as the country, of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections. At a conference of press before the publication of the report, Barr recalled the White House's stance, repeatedly claiming that Russian agents "did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign".
But Barr also revealed that the special attorney's office had uncovered 10 "episodes" of potential obstruction of justice by the president. He added that the White House had not claimed the privilege of the executive on the report.
Legislators and others are now likely to postpone specific deletions of the report, wondering if more could be revealed. Barr said that a version with fewer expressions would also be shared with lawmakers.
You can read the report here.