William Barr Holds Press Conference On Mueller Report

Headline Roundup April 18th, 2019

In a press conference, Attorney General William Barr claimed that the Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 Presidential election.

William Barr Holds Press Conference On Mueller Report

From the Right
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Mueller report

After two years of investigation and thousands of subpoenas and witness interviews, Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed that that the Russian government sponsored efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but didn't find that the Trump campaign or the American people colluded with them, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday.

Further, after reviewing the "facts and legal theories" outlined in the report, Barr said in a press conference before the report's release, he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that the evidence developed for the report was not...

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From the Left
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Attorney General William Barr asserted in his statement that Robert Mueller found "no evidence that any Americans" helped the Russian government or the Internet Research Agency in their schemes to influence the 2016 election.

But one American was charged with aiding the Internet Research Agency— though he did so without knowing the full extent of the alleged conspiracy — and is serving six months in prison for the crime of identity fraud.

That American, a Californian named Richard Pinedo, admitted to selling to Russians involved in the Internet Research Agency...

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Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found no collusion between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.

Barr, the top U.S. law enforcement official and a Trump appointee, gave a news conference at the Justice Department as he sought to shape the narrative on a watershed day in Trump’s tumultuous presidency.

“President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office and sought...

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