Attorney General William Barr released the "principal conclusions" of Mueller's probe in a four-page letter to lawmakers Sunday, which stated definitively that Mueller did not establish evidence that Trump's team or any associates of the campaign conspired with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election. "The fact that Special Counsel Mueller's report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay". He also reiterated that he will ask Barr to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.
Mueller could also be talking about the constitutional aspect to this, where impeachment is a political question for the Congress, not a legal question for the Department of Justice.
While Mueller's findings were celebrated by some, others insisted that the special counsel's report must be released in full to the public and urged people not to jump to conclusions until then.More news: AirPods 2 Comes Out With Extended Battery Life, Siri, And Wireless Charging
"Attorney General Barr, who auditioned for his role with a memo saying that it was nearly impossible for any president to commit obstruction, made a decision in under 48 hours", Nadler told lawmakers during a press conference in NY on Sunday evening, referring to a memo Barr authored past year in which he said, "Mueller's obstruction theory is fatally misconceived" and based "on a novel and insupportable reading of the law". Barr said there wasn't sufficient evidence to establish that Trump obstructed justice by impeding the probe. His campaign sent out a video mocking DNC chairman Tom Perez and other Democrats for confidently declaring there was evidence of the campaign's collusion with Russian Federation.
The Mueller saga is far from over, as the obstruction of justice question was left wide open-ended, and per The Daily Beast report and reading between the lines in the DOJ's summary of Mueller's report, the determination of whether the president obstructed his investigation will surely be left up to Congress.
The news nevertheless lifts one of the many clouds hanging over Trump's head right as Democrats are vying with each other to take him on in 2020. "No obstruction. It's good news that we can conclusively set aside the notion that the president and his team had somehow participated in Russia's interference in our electoral process", he tweeted. "In fact, he may not even be a free person".