Barr had initially published at short summary Among the key findings of the report in a four-page letter that I felt sent to Congress on March 24, he said: The Trump campaign neither coordinated nor conspired with Russia, and there was no enough evidence to accuse Trump of obstruction of justice.
I developed these initial reflections at a remarkable press conference on Thursday morning, repeatedly claiming that the daily Mueller had said "there was no evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Barr also confirmed that Trump's legal team had had the opportunity to read the report in advance. He added that the investigators had identified 10 incidents related to potential hindrance to justice.
"The Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Council was not enough to establish the committed president and the offense of obstructing justice," said Minister Barr on Thursday. adding that they "did not agree with some legal theories of special counsel". The Attorney General went on to describe Trump's likely state of mind at the time, asserting that he was exonerating: "The President was frustrated and irritated by his belief sincere that the investigation was threatening his presidency, pushed by his political opponents and fueled by illegal leaks. "
In all these determinations and comments, there are a number of questions that only the report can answer. What evidence did Mueller have in mind when he wrote, as Barr told Congress, that "even though this report does not conclude that the president has committed a crime, he does not exonerate him either "? Why part of the Mueller team would have bristles to the characterization of their work by Barr? How much of the Barr Report would she write?
You can discover it yourself by reading the full Mueller report here.
The answer to the latter, at least, is obvious from a simple roll. Barr had left plenty of room for maneuver for his redactions, citing four categories of information that he would remove from the report. Everything about grand jury proceedings – which led to a host of charges-It is prohibited, as well as any sensitive information likely to reveal the sources and methods of the intelligence community. Similarly, Barr indicated that he would write anything that could affect current business, including many; Mueller cited multiple inquiries from prosecutors in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere. The last category of redactions was also the most controversial: Mr. Barr stated that he would use the proverbial black marker for anything that could "unduly infringe privacy and the interests of third party reputation" .
Contrary to previous reports that the Mueller report was "slightly written", you can see the whole pages obscured here, some sections, such as those about Roger Stone, being the subject of a criminal investigation going on, receiving more attention than others. At least, however, the report specifies the reason for each wording: prejudice to an ongoing case, grand jury, investigative technique and privacy. The main thing seems to be related to the information of the grand jury, which congressional Democrats are likely to try to see under the power of summons.
Of course, it will take time to sort through the 448 pages of the Mueller report. The investigation itself included more than 2,800 subpoenas and almost 500 search warrants. Mueller and his team interviewed 500 witnesses and submitted 13 requests for assistance to foreign governments. That's a lot.
President Trump's lawyers are expected to issue a rebuttal of the redacted report in the coming hours.
But in some ways, Mueller's most important discoveries have been visible from the beginning. The special advocate's office has produced thousands of pages of court documents, including finely detailed indictments who shed light on Russian intelligence and disinformation operations, financial malfeasance of all the Trump Campaigner bands, and more. In doing so, I have already painted a picture of the most corrupt and most criminal campaign in modern American history.
Mueller's final report does not negate these conclusions in one way or another. In the parts that Barr left to the public, he illuminates the previous blind spots. These newly revealed details may not be up to the prosecution, but they give Congress and the voters a much clearer idea of who is in the White House and the means used to achieve it.
It's a story in development.
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