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The U.S. Attorney General shares key pieces of the confidential Special Counsel report. He says:
No Collusion. No Obstruction.

However, there’s a catch.

What we know & what’s ahead.

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NO COLLUSION

“The Investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with members of the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Excerpt from the confidential Special Counsel investigation report. The investigation *did* find Russia used hacking & disinformation campaigns to try to influence the 2016 election.
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NO OBSTRUCTION

“while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

Excerpt from the Special Counsel report. AG Barr says the Special Counsel “sets out evidence” for both sides of the argument and doesn’t draw a single conclusion. The AG says his team determined no obstruction of justice charges.
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Why It Matters

  • The Dept. of Justice says there wasn’t enough evidence to suggest the President directly tried to impact the investigation (obstruction of justice).
  • While the Special Counsel didn’t make a recommendation & DOJ says no obstruction, Congress may feel differently. Congress has the power to investigate & impeach a President.
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Context: Pres. Bill Clinton was impeached for obstruction of justice. The House, which has oversight & investigative authority, voted to impeach him for obstruction & lying under oath. The Senate, which has the power to remove a President from office, voted against it.

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