Mueller report examines ’10 episodes’ of potential obstruction by Trump – Barr
Attorney general defends president at press conference ahead of the report’s release, saying ‘there was no collusion’
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The US attorney general, William Barr, has said the Mueller report describes “10 episodes” in which Donald Trump engaged in potential obstruction of justice, but emphasised that the investigation had found “no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 US election.
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday morning before the release of a redacted version of the report, Barr sought to draw a “bottom line” under the report by the special counsel, Robert Mueller. He made broad claims that it cleared the president of suspected wrongdoing, while admitting that he disagreed with some of Mueller’s findings and pleading for Trump’s behavior to be considered in “context”.