Mueller Report Released, Read It Here

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of the more than 400-page Mueller report, which saw over 2,800 subpoenas issued, nearly 500 search warrants, and around the same number of witness interviews. 

During a Thursday morning press conference, Barr - with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein behind him - reiterated that the special counsel found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. He did, however, note that there were 10 "episodes" which Mueller's team identified that could have possibly been construed as obstruction. 

"The evidence was not sufficient to charge any Campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian government or other Russian principal. And our evidence about the June 9, 2016 meeting and WikiLeaks's releases of hacked materials was not sufficient to charge a criminal campaign-finance violation. Further, the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election."

Key highlights: 

Trump did not try to obstruct the 'Trump Tower meeting' portion of the investigation: 

*MUELLER: EVIDENCE DOESN'T SHOW COMEY FIRING TO COVER UP CONSPIRACY

*MUELLER SAYS HAD ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO NOT SUBPOENA TRUMP

*TRUMP HAD `UNIQUE AND POWERFUL MEANS' FOR OBSTRUCTION: REPORT

*MUELLER CONCLUDED CONGRESS CAN DETERMINE TRUMP OBSTRUCTION

*ROSENSTEIN SAW WHITE HOUSE PUSH `FALSE STORY' ON COMEY: REPORT

*MUELLER SAYS TRUMP `MOSTLY UNSUCCESSFUL' IN INFLUENCING PROBE

Trump thought the appointment of the Special Counsel would be the "end of his presidency." 

On the issue of obstruction, Mueller's team notes "We did not make a traditional prosecution decision about these facts, but the evidence we obtained supoports several general statements about the President's conduct."

"Unlike cases in which a subject engages in obstruction to cover up a crime, the evidence we obtained did not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference," reads the report. "Although the obstruction statutes do not require proof of such a crime, the absence of that evidence affects the analysis of the President's intent and requires consideration of other possible motives for his conduct.

Also interesting is that Mueller's team investigated Trump Campaign aide George Papadopoulos to determine whether he was an Israeli agent. 

And the conclusion: 

Read the Mueller report below and find it at the following link.

Of note, Mueller said he lacked confidence to clear Trump of obstruction, suggesting instead that Congress could take action on at least 10 instances where Trump sought to interfere with the probe. 

"We concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice," reads the report sent to Congress on Thursday. 

Mueller added that possible obstruction included: "discouragement of cooperation with the government and suggestions of possible future pardons." 

Mueller’s report raises new questions about whether House Democrats will intensify their investigative efforts -- and perhaps move toward an impeachment inquiry despite earlier statements by leaders to the contrary.

In written answers to Mueller, Trump -- whose lawyers resisted an in-person interview-- said that he had "no recollection of learning at the time" that his top campaign officials met with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Further, the president said, "I have no recollection of being told during the campaign that any foreign government or foreign leader had provided, or wished to provide, or offered to provide tangible support to my campaign." -Bloomberg
 

One analysis of the 'obstruction' opinion may emanate from the Mueller team's Andrew Weismann, which is explained in great detail by Twitter user @JohnWHuber

(Click on any of Huber's tweets to continue reading)