The Key Sections Of The Mueller Report

THE MUELLER REPORT

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MAIN POINTS ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE & "COLLUSION"

The two portions of the Mueller report below deal with the extent of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and the links found between the Trump campaign and Russia-affiliated individuals. These sections also explain that the investigation found no criminal conspiracy or coordination, the legal criteria used as opposed to the more general term of "collusion".

THE TRUMP TOWER MEETING

The portion of the Mueller report below deals with why no charges were brought to individuals involved in the infamous Trump Tower meeting. The main point made here by the Special Counsel is that they were unable to prove those who attended the meeting knew their conduct was unlawful.

CHARGING DECISIONS

The portion of the Mueller report below explains why charges were brought against some individuals but not against others. It also explains why the Special Counsel's Office made 14 referrals of evidence of potential criminal activities to outside offices. Of those 14 referrals, we currently only know information about two.

DESTRUCTION OF COMMUNICATIONS

The portion of the Mueller report below explains how some individuals associated with the Trump campaign deleted communications relevant to the investigation or used applications that prevented those communications from being preserved. The destruction of communications was a main criticism leveled by the Trump campaign against Hillary Clinton back during the 2016 election.

MAIN POINTS ON POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

The two portions of the Mueller report below deal with the obstruction of justice issue. The main points made here are the decision not to make a "traditional prosecutorial judgement" on obstruction of justice and the decision not to state that President Trump did not commit obstruction of justice.

COOPERATION BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

The portion of the Mueller report below details how the president did and did not cooperate with the investigation. The level of cooperation described by the Special Counsel here does not match what Attorney General Barr described in his pre-release press conference.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S INFLUENCE ON INVESTIGATIONS

The portion of the Mueller report below details how the president exerted his influence over law enforcement investigations. While debates will likely ensue over the legality of such acts, these incidents certainly raise serious ethical questions at the very least.

ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS DEFIED THE PRESIDENT

In one of the more stunning portions of the Mueller report (found below), the Special Counsel describes how administration officials declined to carry out directives from the president, some of which would have likely been considered unlawful.

REDACTIONS

A big question prior to the release of the Mueller report was how much of it would be redacted. In an image of all the sections of the report below, you can see how little of it ended up being withheld from public view. Less than 10% of the total report was redacted due to ongoing investigations, grand jury testimony, sensitive national security material or because it contained information on private individuals.

 
 
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