The report detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference has been released to the public Thursday with some redactions. Attorney General William Barr said that President Trump did not assert executive privilege over information contained in the Special Counsel's report.
Large portions of the 448 page report have been redacted by the Justice Department. Many of the redactions were made in an effort to protect ongoing investigations as well as intelligence sources and methods.
Some of the things we've learned from the report so far:
- Mueller's investigation was unable to clear the president on obstruction charges and that evidence obtained by the special counsel's team “about the about the President's actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred.”
- Members of the Trump campaign knew they would benefit from Russia's illegal actions to influence the election, but they did nothing criminal to help them.
- At least 16 Trump associates had Russian contacts during the campaign or the transition. Mueller writes that "Russian contacts consisted of business connections, offers of assistance to the campaign, invitations for candidate Trump and Putin to meet in person, invitations for campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government to meet, and policy positions seeking improved US-Russian relations."
- The special counsel did not subpoena the president because it would have 'delayed the investigation."
- At least 14 investigations were referred to other offices by Mueller.
You can read the redacted version of the report here: