Attorney General Barr Submits Letter On Mueller Report to Congress
Written by news on March 25, 2019
By: Louis Biondolillo
Attorney General William P. Barr wrote to high ranking members of Congress on Sunday, a summary regarding the conclusion of the 22 month long Robert Mueller Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 election.
The letter, tells Barr’s summary on the Mueller Report, which began as an investigation into possible Russian interference in the election and collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump and the Kremlin. The counsels investigation, which had been ongoing since the the spring of 2017, concluded on Friday when Mueller sent his complete official report to the Attorney General for review.
In the letter, it says that the Mueller report confirms that there were two major interferences made from Russia in the U.S. presidential election of 2016. It is confirmed that Russian groups used a social media campaign to misinform the public about American politics. Barr included a passage from the Mueller Report that indicated a Russian governmental organization had, “successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party organizations.”
Barr writes that the investigation did not find any evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. However, according to Barr, the Special Counsel refused to exonerate, or implicate, President Trump on obstruction of justice charges.
Mueller says that, based off of the evidence, he does not recommend any further indictments in these matters.
The Attorney General says that he plans to release the majority of the report to the public. The entirety can not be released due to legal issues of national security.