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mueller's report on russian interference in the 2016 election giving congress and the public a look at the investigation of donald trump's campaign. lawmakers were given a redacted version a short time ago. attorney general william barr held a news conference to discuss the findings of the report. here is what he had to say. >> that is the bottom line. after two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere in the 2016 presidential election, but did not find that the trump campaign or other americans colluded in those efforts. after underlying collusion with russia the special counsel's report goes on to consider whether this amounts to obstruction of the special
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counsel's investigation. as i said in my march 24th letter, the special counsel did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment regarding this allegation. instead, the report recounts ten episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal fear is for connecting those activities to the elements of an obstruction affect. after reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report and in consultation with the office of legal counsel and other department lawyers, the deputy attorney general and i concluded the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense. although the deputy attorney general and i disagreed with some of the special counsel legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction

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