Mueller report finds no evidence of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia
The report does not exonerate Trump, however.
The special counsel report into the Donald Trump 2016 presidential election campaign and possible links to Russia in the form of interference has determined that there is no evidence of collusion between the respective parties.
Conducted over a near two-year period by Robert Mueller, the findings declare that Trump is not guilty of any related crime, but also does not exonerate him.
2,800 subpoenas and over 500 search warrants were issued during the course of the investigation.
Mueller's report was delivered to the US Congress on Friday, ultimately lacking sufficient evidence with which to prosecute on the grounds of obstruction.
A four-page letter presented by the US Attorney General William Barr on Sunday evening confirms:
“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 US Presidential Election.”
Barr stated that "while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
He also said that while Trump may have obstructed justice, there was not clear enough evidence of this taking place.
For an obstruction conviction, Barr said that "the government would need to proved beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct."
Trump has yet to comment on the matter.
William Barr's letter may be read in full here.