DOJ releases redacted Mueller report on collusion/obstuction of justice/Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections

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(ABC) — After a 22-month long investigation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report is now in the hands of Congress.

Congress members are beginning to pore through Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated report on the findings of his nearly 2-year-long investigation.

“The special counsel confirmed that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the trump campaign or other americans colluded in those efforts,” William Barr said.

Attorney General William Barr held a news conference Thursday before releasing the report with what he calls limited redactions. He said the White House made no claim of executive privilege, sharing his views about some of the report’s findings and highlighting his conclusions from 10 potential instances of obstruction of justice by the president and his associates – he says the investigation looked into.

“Although the deputy attorney general and I disagreed with some of the special counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we did not real lie solely on that to make our decision,” Barr said.

President Trump responded instantly.

Barr faces ongoing criticism from Democrats for his handling of the report, including the 4-page summary of key findings he released nearly 3 weeks ago.

Barr also faces questions over his decision to release the redacted report to the President’s attorneys before it was available to congress or the public.

You can read the full report below or by clicking here.

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