FBI Concludes Investigation Into Trump Campaign, Finds Insufficient Evidence Of Collusion With Russia Or Obstruction Of Justice And Recommends No New Indictments

 In Russia   Last Updated: March 31, 2019

The FBI investigation to determine if the Trump Presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the Presidential election has ended and Robert Mueller who is overseeing the investigation submitted his report to Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday March 22, 2019.

The attorney general sent a four-page letter to Congress on Sunday [March 24, 2019], saying Mueller ‘did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.'”

The report, which is over 300 pages long, will be released by mid-April.

Barr’s summary also revealed that Mueller decided not to rule on whether President Trump obstructed justice–kicking the decision back to the Justice Department. On Sunday, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein effectively cleared Trump, saying that the evidence from the case was not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

The investigation has resulted in indictments of 34 people.  “Among them are five former Trump officials, all of whom have pleaded guilty to criminal charges, and 26 Russian nationals.”

 

 

Carrie Johnson and Philip Ewing. "Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation To Attorney General." NPR, 22 March 2019. Web. 31 March 2019.
Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian. "Mueller report will be delivered by ‘mid-April, if not sooner,’ attorney general tells Congress." Washington Post, 29 March 2019. Web. 31 March 2019.
Brooke Sigman and Jake Gibson. "Mueller report more than 300 pages long: DOJ." Fox News, 29 March 2019. Web. 31 March 2019.
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