U.S. Attorney General: "Russians did not have the assistance of the Trump campaign" - UPDATED

U.S. Attorney General: "Russians did not have the assistance of the Trump campaign" - UPDATED
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 "Russians did not have the assitance of the Trump campaign", U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said at the press conference to present his interpretation of the findings of Mueller's report before providing redacted copies to Congress and the public, APAreports.

"I am sure all Americans share my concern about the Russian attempt to interfere in our investigation. Thanks to the special counsel's investigation we now know that the Russians did not have the assistance of the Trump campaign or any American," Barr said.

Mr Barr said "in assessing the president's actions discussed in the report, it is important to bear in mind the context. President Trump faced an unprecedented situation". "As he entered into office, and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office, and the conduct of some of his associates. At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the president's personal culpability.

“Volume 1” of Mr. Mueller’s report focuses on the question of Trump-Russia collusion, Mr. Barr said. Going on to say it "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” He went on to thank his deputy Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Russia investigation, for staying on to see its conclusion. However, he went on to say that he and Mr. Rosenstein disagreed with some of Mr. Mueller's "legal theories" about obstruction of justice.

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