Washington, April 18: The Mueller report, which exonerates United States President Donald Trump in case involving Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US Presidential elections, was made public on Thursday. The redacted version of the report was tabled before the US Congress at 11 am (local time). The report reiterates "no collusion" between Trump or his campaign team members with Moscow.
Not only Trump, the report prepared by Special Counsel (Justice Dept) Robert Mueller finds "no American" linked to Russia's attempt to meddle in the 2016 elections, said US Attorney General William Barr. Trump and Russia React to Mueller Report Findings: Both Claim Vindication.
The AG told the press that Trump's lawyers were provided advance access to the Mueller report this week before being sent to the Congress. The President's counsel did not ask for any redactions, he added.
The Mueller report, which also probed whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice into the Russia-meddling case, neither exonerates nor indicts the President on the matter. Brar, however, said it should be deemed as a "clean chit".
The President had removed FBI Director James Comey, who had initiated probe into the Russia-meddling case, while also attempted to oust Special Counsel Mueller.
According to the Attorney General, the Mueller report also conceded that a section of the establishment attempted to undermine Trump's presidency by maliciously using the ongoing investigation.
The report acknowledges the "existence of substantial evidence" which proves that Trump was "frustrated and angered" by the attempts made by a group to tarnish his image. The President had a "sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents and fuelled by illegal leaks".