Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has finally been released, at least in part. The long-awaited report was made public on the Justice Department’s website on Thursday, April 18, with some redactions.
The report is more than 400 pages long. It’s divided into two volumes. Volume I deals with the investigation into collaboration (“collusion”) between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Volume II addresses whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice while in office. (Here are four key things to look for in the Mueller report now that it’s been released.)
The morning before the reported was released, Attorney General Bill Barr gave a press conference summarizing his assessment of Mueller’s conclusions — giving the impression that he was trying to spin the report in favor of Trump before anyone could read it.
Barr announced in late March that Mueller had concluded his investigation, that he’d bring no further charges, and that he had no more indictments under seal. However, Mueller also did hand off several unresolved matters to other Justice Department offices for further investigation.