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attorney general barr releases his assessment of the mueller report. has the president been completely exonerate as the white house claims? what will congress do next? will we ever see the full report? >> the conclusion raise more questions than answers given the fact that mueller uncovered evidence that in his own words does not exonerate the president. terrifying moment on this the high seas. a distress call goes out as rough seas turn furniture into projectiles. and the incredible aerial rescues that followed. s mar an more pain at the pump as gas prices rise another 16 cents in just the past two weeks. a new look at the live action movie for "dora the
explorer." the big show ahead and it all starts right now. good morning. i'm marlie hall. >> good to be with you, i'm frances rivera. after nearly two years we finally have answers from the russia probe. for the past 22 months special counsel robert mueller's investigating captured the attention of the country. a source of intrigue that spurred breathless debates on tv and around our dinner tables. the scope of the investigation was unparalleled with 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and 500 witnesses interviewed. now after poring over mueller's final report, attorney general william barr has delivered his principal conclusions. the special counsel found the trump campaign did not help the russians meddle in the election. and as for whether mr. trump obstructed justice, the report did not conclude the president committed a crime, but it also does not exonerate him. nbc's pete williams breaks down the findings for us. >> reporter: the summary says robert mueller looked at the now
familiar actions by the president to see if they amounted to obstruction of justice. that would include the firing of the fbi director, james comey. president trump told lester that he fired comey because of the russian meddling investigation. >> when i decided to just do it i says to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up story. >> reporter: other public actions include comey's claim that the president asked the fbi to go easy on michael flynn. and there was the president's constant criticism of mueller himself. barr's letter says mueller did not draw a conclusion one way or the other about whether any of that amounted to obstruction. mueller's report quote does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. barr says he and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein concluded that conduct did not reach the is they found no other crime that the president would have been trying to cover up. ase letter says the special counsel did not find
that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with the russians to interfere in the election. no involvement, mueller concluded, with the russian-led hacking into democratic computers or the phony social media account set up by russian intelligence to spread disinformation. that's despite the report says multiple offers from russia-affiliated individuals to assist the trump campaign. the letter also discloses new details about the sheer scope of mueller's investigation. issuing an astonishing 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, and interviewing 500 separate witnesses. barr says he intends to release more information about the mueller report but will need mueller's help in determining what cannot be disclosed becaus jury secrecy. barr's letter says he'll also need to withhold any information in the mueller report that might affect investigations currently under way. he doesn't say which ones. so there's no way to know now how much longer we'll have to
wait before more information is revealed. frances? >> all right, pete williams for us, thank you. president trump and his team are treating the mueller report as a major victory. sources tell nbc news the mood on air force one was jubilant during their flight back from florida. and on twitter the president claimed total exoneration. for the latest let's go to nbc's tracie potts who is live for us in d.c. >> reporter: hi, marlie, good morning. the. is claiming victory here. it may not be over yet. as pete said, no collusion between this campaign and russia. it was less clear on the obstruction of justice. >> president trump declaring vict a florida to th and hopefully somebody's going to look at the other side.
no collusion, no obstruction. >> not exactly. according to the attorney general's summary, the investigation did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the russian government. but special counsel robert mueller found evidence on both sid sides. >> we would like to have barr come before the house judiciary committee. >> democrats argue barr, who criticized the investigation is not a neutral observer and his decision not to prosecute could be a part of an interpretation of fact. >> it is attorney general release t unde investigation ended, analyzing that investigation, just beginning. tracie potts, nbc news, washington.
let's go to jegeoff cuttmor in -- the fact that there was no collusion found it does believe there was russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. within the last few minutes, we've heard from dmit tri peskov, president putin's press secretary. cryptically, he's again repeated denials of russianer any presid. he said, trying to find russian interference through this investigation has been somewhat like looking fornonexistence black cat in a dark room. it just isn't there.
it won't change the view that russia was involved. while the investigation is now over, some senators here, some senior members of parliament suggested there's a possibility of reset in relations, but it's difficult to see that, given that 25 russian nationals were indicted as part of the investigation. they remain in russia beyond the reach of the u.s. legal system. >> geoff cuttmore, thank you. officials in dubai are pushing back against r. kelly. the entertainer asked a u.s. judge for permission to raise money for child support arab em. >> the government of dubai is denying there were requests for him. the legal team tells the associated press thatly signed a contract with ledge i mat promoter. r.f sexual abuse, but he's
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the ducks on a nine-win tear. the anteaters winning 17 straight after upsetting four seed kansas state. this one went to oregon who reaches the sweet 16 as the lowest-ranked team. last year's heavily favored virginia cavaliers are number one again this year. they cranked up their stifling defense to take down number nine oklahoma 63-51. columbus, 10th seeded iowa down pulls off a major miracle against number two tennessee. e the vols managed to regain the momentum in ot to win. 73-7 seeds will reach the sweet 16. bill karins has a look at the week ahead. new storm coming into california. bring your umbrella. all the way to portland. this system is weak. has a little light rain.
another one moves in behind it. as far as the rainfall totals for the two storms. you notice that san francisco, only a quarter of an inch, half inch. then to the north, we could get up to 1 to 2 inches of rain. localized flash flooding in the burn scar are atlantato h north the coast arriving late today in areas of washington state. a second storm, we'll have details on that coming up. >> thanks, bill. we'll check back in. a fistfight on the racetrack. two racers got into a fight at the costa rica championship race. it happened during a lap when one of the riders got tangled up on the back of another rider's
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