Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

Mueller discovered new ways Russian Federation attempted to interfere in the 2016 election

The Mueller report has just been made public. Here's some of what it says Special counsel's report is released; here are highlights
Adrian Cunningham | 19 April, 2019, 17:15

President Donald Trump arrives to an Opportunity Zone conference with state, local, tribal and community leaders, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Trump was not indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe not because of a lack of evidence, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent said.

Mr Mueller noted Congress has the power to address whether Mr Trump violated the law, and Democrats quickly vowed to steam ahead with congressional investigations of the president.

Much of the information in the report had already been revealed publicly.

Mueller said Trump told former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to tell then-attorney general Jeff Sessions to meet with Mueller and somehow limit Mueller's investigation to figuring out how to prevent future election interference.

Former Donald Trump aide George Papadopoulos.

Papadopoulos told AAP last month he did not mention anything about Russian dirt on Clinton to Downer during their meeting at the London bar.

While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian Government and individuals associated with Mr Trump's campaign, there was not sufficient evidence to support criminal charges. Schrier said that she is not taking Barr's conclusion - that Trump did not collude with Russian Federation - as the truth just yet.

Ms Clinton was Mr Trump's Democratic challenger for the presidency in the 2016 United States election. I mean, how do you feel about what was turned up in national security terms about links between Trump and Russian Federation? "I just want to be treated fairly".

Still, it was McGahn who Trump turned to on June 17, 2017, when he wanted to oust Mueller.

I have said from the beginning that the American people deserve full transparency about Russia's confirmed efforts to interfere in our elections, as well as about any attempts to cover that up or obstruct investigations into their efforts.

"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state", the report said.

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"Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgement".

High Crimes or No Crimes? .

Donald Trump and a portion of the Mueller report (edited for language by Yahoo News).

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Thursday impeachment is "one possibility", but he's starting by issuing a subpoena for the full, unredacted report. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the leading advocate of the anti-Russia campaign, all cautioned against any rush to impeachment without significant Republican support.

Along with many other serious concerns this redacted report raises, it is clear there are tremendous discrepancies between what Attorney General Barr said about the Special Counsel's findings and what the Special Counsel actually wrote on issues as important as obstruction of justice. Democratic political activist groups MoveOn.org and Indivisible hosted rallies in several U.S. cities to call on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to 'immediately release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report details Australia's role in sparking the FBI's 2016 investigation.

Barr offered a staunch defense of President Trump on Thursday morning during the press conference where he previewed the report's findings and explained why he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that the president had not obstructed justice. Mueller criticizes Trump's written responses as "inadequate" for including 30 instances where he could not remember aspects of the questions. For example, they planned a "communications campaign" to be ready for the possible WikiLeaks release of stolen Clinton emails, Gates said, and Trump told him there was more to come.

"Mueller has now delivered 10 credible allegations of obstructive behavior on the part of the president". Trump had asked Comey to publicly state that he was not under investigation, but Comey did not do it.

Two reasons Mueller didn't make a decision on charging obstruction is because it required demonstrating intent, and because the Department of Justice standard that a sitting president can not be charged.

"This should never happen to another president again - this hoax". It's the most likely way that he would leave office without being voted out.