Summary of Mueller Findings: New York Times

The investigation by a team led by Robert Mueller has concluded with the US attorney general releasing a four-page summary. The investigators found no evidence that the US president or his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s interference into the 2016 election. “Barr also said that Mr. Mueller’s team drew no conclusions about whether Mr. Trump illegally obstructed justice,” reports the New York Times. The report notes, “While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” The summary notes that many of the president’s actions “took place in public view,” but fall short of corrupt intent or occurring around a pending or contemplated proceeding. The president and his supporters have downplayed intelligence findings that the Russians interfered in the election and repeatedly criticized the Mueller and other investigations as a politically motivated “witch hunt.” The investigation resulted in charges for six Trump aides along with 25 Russians. Other investigations remain underway. – YaleGlobal

Summary of Mueller Findings: New York Times

Mueller investigation finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy, but stops short of exonerating president on obstruction of justice; other investigations underway
Mark Mazzetti and Katie Benner
Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Read the summary letter from US Attorney General William P. Barr.

Mark Mazzetti is a Washington investigative correspondent, a job he assumed after covering national security from The Times’s Washington bureau for 10 years. He was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia.

Katie Benner covers the Justice Department for The New York Times and she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues.

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