U. S. Lawyer General William Barr’s four page letter to U.S. congressional leaders on the conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election is seen after being released by the Home Judiciary Committee in Washington, U.S. March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
(Reuters) – Here are five takeaways from the 22- month Trump-Russia examination by U.S. Unique Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr:
** Mueller’s investigation did not develop that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
** The unique counsel left unsolved questions about whether the president blocked justice. Barr concluded the evidence was “not enough to develop that the president committed an blockage of justice offense.”
** With the 2020 election project under way, the political battle continues in Washington. The Republican politician Trump stated he had been totally exonerated and Democrats, conducting their own investigations in the Home of Representatives, challenged him on that declaration and required to see Mueller’s complete report.
** Mueller ended his examination on Friday after bringing charges against 34 people, including Russian representatives and former crucial Trump allies such as project chairman Paul Manafort, nationwide security adviser Mike Flynn and individual attorney Michael Cohen, although none of those charges straight associated to whether Trump’s project worked with Moscow to influence the election outcome.
** Trump’s legal problems are far from over, with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and other district attorneys pursuing cases that include possible project finance offenses. Prosecutors have stated Trump directed Cohen to make hush-money payments to ladies who said they had sex with Trump. Trump denies having had sexual relationships with the two females: Rainy Daniels, the pornography actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Prosecutors are likewise analyzing capacity illegal donations to Trump’s inauguration committee.
Editing by Howard Goller and Daniel Wallis