US President Donald Trump has claimed “complete and total exoneration” after the Justice Department announced Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
Attorney General William Barr, a Trump appointee, said in a four-page summary of the report released on Sunday that Mueller’s team had concluded that no one in Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.”
However, Mueller’s findings left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations.
Many of the president’s opponents had accused him of obstructing the Russia probe when he fired former FBI Director James Comey in 2017.
Responding to the conclusion of the investigation, Trump on Sunday denounced Mueller’s probe as an “illegal takedown that failed,” and called for a new probe to “look at the other…