Mueller report finished, not yet fully released to public

Attorney General William Barr has only released a four-page summary of Mueller’s report, which numbered over 300 pages.

After 22 months, special prosecutor Robert Mueller has finally sent his report to the Department of Justice with the results of his investigation on whether there was any Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, whether there was coordination between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians and if President Trump obstructed the investigation. During the course of the investigation, a total of 34 indictments were handed down, including six Trump campaign individuals.

All of the Americans that were indicted were found guilty, besides Roger Stone, who is still awaiting trial. Highlights of those who are indicted include former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was indicted on 25 counts that are tied to Ukrainian officials and financial fraud, former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI and attorney Michael Cohen, who pled guilty to eight counts related to Stormy Daniels hush-money payments.

While Mueller has turned in his greater-than-300 page report to Attorney General William Barr, a Trump appointee, the only information that the public has received from Barr is his four-page summary of the report. In this summary, Barr reported that Mueller found Trump had not been a part of a plan to undermine the election. In response to the question of obstruction of justice, Barr concludes that while President Trump did not commit a crime, it does not “exonerate him.”

Some senators and congresspeople have called for release of the full report. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has demanded for the entire report to be declassified so that Congress and the American public can read it. At this time, top Democrats have given Barr an April 2 deadline to release the full report to comply with their demands. On Friday, Barr announced a partially-redacted copy of the report would be released in mid-April.

Post Author: Hannah Robbins