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Democratic presidential candidates call for the Mueller report to be public



Attorney General William Barr released a 4-page summary on Sunday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings regarding election interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice committed by President Donald Trump.

Barr’s letter said Mueller found no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 election, but was less clear on the question of whether Trump obstructed justice while in office with his 2017 firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The letter said that while Mueller did not “draw a conclusion — one way or the other — as to whether the examined conduct constitutes obstruction,” Mueller’s report “also does not exonerate” Trump of any criminal conduct.

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Barr continued that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Mueller probe for most of its duration, concluded that the special counsel’s findings were “not sufficient” to determine that Trump committed obstruction of justice.

The lack of clarity over the obstruction part of Mueller’s probe caused Democratic congressional leaders to call for the full report to be made public, and for Barr to testify on Capitol Hill.

Many of the 15 Democratic candidates vying to challenge Trump in 2020 have also swiftly called for Mueller’s full report — not just Barr’s summary — to be released to Congress and to the public.

Here’s what they’re saying:

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