Mueller report does not have proof of Trump crimes, says US Justice Department
Updated : March 25, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Mueller, who spent nearly two years investigating allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump defeat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, also found no evidence that any member of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russia during the election.
"While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Attorney General William Barr quoted Mueller as writing in his report on the issue of possible obstruction of justice.
The release of the summary is likely to ignite a new political fight in Washington as Democrats push for Barr to release the full report, and Trump seizes on the findings as vindication of his near-daily assertion that he was a victim of a "witch hunt" that has cast a long shadow over his presidency.