Thanks to you both.
MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Hi there. While it's not expected to put the President at risk for prosecution, it could contain embarrassing details about the Russian investigation and limit Trump's ability to claim it completely exonerates him. And he has a photo of him. It says, game over, no collusion, no obstruction.
Clockwise from top left, this combination of file photograph shows former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, former campaign manager Paul Manafort, political consultant Roger Stone, former Manafort business associate Rick Gates, and former campaign aide George Papadopoulos. Oh - should he be celebrating this much? "So I'm not sure what your basis is for saying that I'm generous to the president".
Mueller was appointed in 2017 to investigate the meddling and any links to the Trump campaign.
I'm f***ed, ' " according to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday in redacted form. They included no questions about obstruction of justice, as was part of an agreement with Trump's legal team.
Barr also argued that it was important to understand the context of Trump's behavior.
He explained Trump's hostile behavior during the drama as the result of a president who was "frustrated and angered".
"As I have already communicated to the Department of Justice, I request your testimony before the Judiciary committee as soon as possible", Nadler wrote to Mueller. That's why he did things that some people thought might have risen to the level of obstruction.
Appearing relaxed earlier Friday at a military event, Trump said a statue he'd been presented with as a memento would have a permanent home "at least for six years, in the Oval Office".
GREENE: I think we actually have some of the sound of the attorney general.
However, Barr said, "Russian operatives that pursued these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or his campaign". "At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the President's personal culpability".More news: Kodak Black Released on $20K Cash Bond
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"No Collusion. No Obstruction", it said.
After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other department lawyers, the deputy attorney general and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Nonetheless, the White House fully cooperated with the special counsel's investigation.
Barr said that no one outside the Justice Department has seen the unredacted Mueller report.
Claiming that Barr has been working to hamper and whitewash the Russian Federation report, Democrats will push for still more details and testimony in the near future - including from Mueller himself. In preliminary responses, you're nearly - you're already seeing that. "Crimes were committed by Crooked, Dirty Cops and DNC/The Democrats", the president said before Barr took the podium, reprising many of his favorite slogans about his opponents. "It's a coordinated PR effort by Barr and the White House to try and downplay what's in there that's going to be really ugly".
CNN contributor Ana Navarro-Cárdenas was disgusted by the attorney general's presentation.
U.S. House judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler said he'll likely call Mueller and members of his team to testify after the report is released.
He wants to hear from Mueller no later than May 23 - about a month from now.
In a nationally broadcast news conference held right before the report's release, Barr repeatedly drove that point home.
GREENE: He said no problem. Volume II focused on the president's actions toward investigations carried out by the FBI and by the special counsel.
Republican allies of the president quickly embraced Barr's assessment. He said if that's the case, "we will most certainly issue the subpoenas in very short order" in an effort to receive a fuller understanding of the report.