Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russian election interference was released publicly Thursday, with some redactions.
Read the 448-page report here (click here if it is not appearing below):
In Mueller's report released Thursday, prosecutors call President 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.
Attorney General William Barr held a news conference Thursday morning ahead of releasing the Mueller report to the public. He reiterated "there was no evidence of Trump campaign 'collusion' with the Russian government's hacking."
"The Special Counsel's report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking operations. In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign "collusion" with the Russian government's hacking," reads Barr's prepared statement.
The two-volume, 448-page report gives us a look at how Trump repeatedly tried to take control of the Russia probe. Mueller evaluated 10 episodes for possible obstruction of justice, including 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 deserving of criminal scrutiny.
Mueller reported that Trump had been agitated at the special counsel probe from its earliest days and that the President reacted to Mueller's appointment by saying it was the "end of his presidency."
And as for whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, Mueller wrote, "While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges."
Mueller also said there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge any campaign officials with working as an unregistered foreign agent of Russia.
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