Mueller report: No collusion between Trump and Russia

Mar 25, 2019, 2:45 AM EDT
The outcome of Mueller's probe marks a major political victory for U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month probe into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign found no evidence of links between Moscow and President Donald Trump or any of his aides, as per a letter delivered to Congress on Sunday by the U.S. attorney general.

Mueller’s report remains inconclusive on whether Trump’s actions to thwart ongoing investigations constituted an obstruction of justice but stops short of exonerating him, writes the BBC.

For Trump, who has repeatedly described Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt,” the outcome marks a major political victory – one which he would be eager to flaunt against his Democratic rivals in his 2020 re-election battle, reports Reuters.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement, demanding access to Mueller’s full report. The duo said that Trump’s claim of “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total Exoneration..” in a tweet, contradicts what Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report says.