Russia Investigation: Redacted Mueller Report Released
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):
Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview.
In Mueller's report released Thursday, prosecutors call Trump's answers "inadequate." They considered issuing a subpoena for Trump, but decided against it after weighing the likelihood of a long legal battle.
Prosecutors also said they had enough information from other sources to draw "relevant factual conclusions on intent and credibility."
Mueller's team investigated contacts between Trump's campaign and Russia and whether the president obstructed justice. The written answers did not cover obstruction of justice.
President Donald Trump says he's "having a good day" following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
And he says that no president should ever have to go through what he did again.
Speaking at an unrelated White House event, he says, "It was called no collusion, no obstruction." And add, "there never was, by the way, and there never will be."
Trump is also renewing his calls for an investigation into the origins of the inquiry, saying "We do have to get to the bottom of these things."
He says: "this should never happen to another president again, this hoax."
Trump is speaking an event honoring the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride, a multi-day bike ride for wounded veterans and service member.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation is two volumes and 448 pages long including attachments.
The report's first volume details Russian election interference and the second relates to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals how Trump repeatedly sought to seize control of the Russia probe.
The 10 episodes scrutinized by Mueller include Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the president's directive to subordinates to have Mueller fired and efforts to encourage witnesses not to cooperate.
The president's lawyers have said Trump's conduct fell within his constitutional powers, but Mueller's team deemed the episodes were deserving of scrutiny to determine whether crimes were committed.
A redacted version of Mueller's report was released Thursday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating the upcoming release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's 2016 election interference.
The report is due to be released on Thursday. In the hours before its publication, Attorney General William Barr outlined the findings of the report and repeated Trump's favored phrase, "No collusion."
Trump tweeted moments after Barr concluded, with an image inspired by the HBO show "Game of Thrones."
The image reads "No Collusion" and "No Obstruction" and then taunts Democrats with the phrase "Game Over."
Trump tweeted or retweeted 12 times Thursday morning about the investigation, proclaiming his innocence and insisting that the probe was politically motivated.
Critics said Barr's news conference was designed to frame the findings before the report was released.