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Full Mueller Report released

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The Mueller Report was released to the public Thursday morning revealing more detail into why Robert Mueller decided not to draw a conclusion about whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

The full report can be found here.

Attorney General William Barr held a press conference talking more about the release earlier Thursday morning. In the press conference, Barr told reporters that there was no collusion with Russia and Trump, but the Special Counsel’s report did go on to consider whether there was obstructed justice. Barr restates that there was no sufficient evidence that Trump committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.

“Although the Deputy Attorney General and I disagreed with some of the Special Counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we did not rely solely on that in making our decision.  Instead, we accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the evidence as presented by the Special Counsel in reaching our conclusion.”

Barr has said that sensitive information will be blacked out and the redactions will be color-coded into four categories. Those categories, according to the New York Times, are:

1. Information that has been presented to a grand jury, which is subject to secrecy rules. This could conceivably cover a lot of material.

2. Material that intelligence officials fear could compromise sensitive sources and methods. This would include information from F.B.I. informants and foreign allies.

3. Information that could hamper other current investigations, including spinoffs of the Mueller inquiry. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Manhattan are investigating the finances of the Trump inaugural committee and hush payments intended to cover up a sex scandal that threatened to upend Trump’s campaign.

4. Material that the Justice Department believes would unfairly infringe on the privacy and damage the reputations of “peripheral third parties.”

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