Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released [Jon Elswick/AP Photo] [Daylife]

US Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 US presidential election on Thursday. 

The release of a long-awaited report, which is nearly 450 pages long and filled with large chunks of blacked-out text, was a watershed moment in Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency. 

Ahead of its release, Barr – whose Department of Justice oversaw the investigation – delivered a spirited defence of the Republican president and his actions, infuriating Democrats.

Mueller did not make a conclusion on whether Trump had committed obstruction of justice, but did not exonerate him either. 


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