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The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee on Monday announced he had reviewed a less-redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative report, which comes after top House Democrats rejected an offer to do so.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) hailed the version he reviewed in a secure Department of Justice (DOJ) room as further supporting the idea that President Trump committed no wrongdoing, pointing to the core conclusions Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress last month.
Today - Opportunity - Mueller - Report - Department
“Today I had the opportunity to view the Mueller report at the Department of Justice," Collins said in a statement.
"The report’s 182-page look at obstruction questions includes only four redactions in total, and both volumes reinforce the principal conclusions made public last month."
Mueller - Evidence - Conspiracy - Members - Trump
While Mueller found no evidence of a conspiracy between members of the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, the special counsel declined to make a determination either way on whether the president should be charged with obstruction of justice.
Barr, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other DOJ counsels, ultimately determined that the evidence Mueller collected did not reach the threshold to charge Trump with obstruction — a decision Democrats are now vowing to fiercely pick apart.
Democrats - Barr - Trump - Loyalist - Nothing
Democrats say Barr has proven himself to be a Trump loyalist who will stop at nothing to protect his boss, while claiming that the decision should've been left to Congress all along.
Republicans, however, have touted the findings to mean total exoneration for Trump. They have also...
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