United States President Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, said a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report submitted to Congress on Sunday. Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared on Sunday.
The report was summarised for Congress by the attorney general, William Barr. President Trump tweeted in response: "No Collusion, No Obstruction." Trump, who repeatedly described the inquiry as a witch hunt, said on Sunday that "it was a shame that the country had to go through this", describing the inquiry as an "illegal takedown that failed". Mueller’s conclusions, summarized by Barr in a four-page letter to Congress, represented a victory for Trump on a key question that has hung over his presidency from the start — Did his campaign work with Russia to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton?
While Mueller was categorical in ruling out criminal collusion, he was more circumspect on presidential obstruction of justice. Despite Trump’s claim of total exoneration, Mr. Mueller did not draw a conclusion one way or the other on whether he sought to stifle the Russia investigation through his actions including the firing of former FBI director James Comey.