No proof in Mueller's report of Russian meddling


US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed unfavorable testimony in the Mueller report on Russian election interference as "fabricated" and labelled the document "crazy".

Nadler said the redactions included in the version publicly released Thursday by Attorney General William Barr appear to be "significant". And Mueller said Trump repeatedly sought to get Sessions to un-recuse himself from the investigation so that Sessions could curtail it.

Attorney General Bill Barr, who has come under heavy fire by Democrats for how he managed the publication of the report, will face Congress on May 2. Markets didn't move at all on the revelations in the Mueller report, but instead closed out a shortened trading week with modest gains buoyed by a couple of hot IPOs and encouraging economic news.

He says he believes the "the deep state", officials who work for the USA justice department and other agencies and try to sabotage the president, are behind the Mueller report. On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump was already fundraising off the report in an email list, and later in the day, he began fundraising on Facebook.

In a redacted version of Mueller's 448-page report released Thursday morning, the special counsel concluded there was no evidence that Trump or his campaign conspired with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Barr noted that none of the redactions were made at the request of President Trump's personal attorneys.

According to the Mueller report, however, the failure to indict is not the result of lack of evidence, as Barr suggested.

They said the fact that the original document was not searchable was proof of Barr trying to make it hard to read.

President Trump had proclaimed "Game Over" for his critics, calling them "haters and radical left democrats" in a message on Twitter that, not for the first time, imitated the iconography of acclaimed fantasy series "Game of Thrones".

Mueller also wrote in his report, "While the investigation identified numerous links between individuals with ties to the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign, the evidence was not sufficient to support criminal charges".

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Democrats argue they can't trust Barr to represent honestly what Mueller has developed. Although Trump campaign aide J.D. Gordon got Republicans to soften a platform plank on Russian Federation, and told others he was on the phone with Trump about it, Mueller did not find evidence they had actually spoken.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller in Washington, March 24, 2019.

The president's lawyers have said Trump's conduct fell within his constitutional powers, but Mueller's team deemed the episodes deserving of scrutiny for potential criminal acts.

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said that because the White House didn't interfere with Mueller's work, that "should make people feel good about democracy". Other media reports, particularly around Trump's behavior towards Department of Homeland Security employees, show that Trump will demand that subordinates break the law to achieve his political goals as well. Mueller found no evidence that Trump or others on his 2016 campaign deliberately conspired with Russian Federation in a criminal act.

Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, was featured prominently in the report for meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.

HAYES: What is your understanding of this president's execution of his oath of office and his relationship to the law, based on what we have learned publically and what is contained in the report today?

Jerry Nadler announces at a press conference in Washington that the Democrats are taking legal action to see an unredacted version of the Mueller report. Collins said Nadler was rushing the process for political gain.

The court in an unrelated case ruled that short of something like impeachment proceedings, Congress does not generally have a right to see that kind of secret information that's collected for use in the criminal justice system.