How Mueller's hunt for a Russia-Trump conspiracy came up short

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William Barr, the attorney-general, said that he would publish a redacted version of the special counsel's 400-page findings this week. But even when the report is released, it's unlikely the politically divisive debate that has been the hallmark of President Trump's tenure in office will be resolved.

Sources close to Trump told the Times that the president - emboldened by the release of Barr's summary - has been acting more confidently in recent weeks after feeling like he lost control following months of rigorous public speculation before Mueller's report finally concluded last month.

The attorney general said Mueller did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump and Moscow but did not reach a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice. Mr Barr concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that such an offence had been...

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But how much of the report is made public is an open question. Barr has said he's willing to testify before the House and Senate judiciary committees in early May.

According to a report from Politico, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is making plans to meet behind the scenes with newly appointed Attorney General Bill Barr to set the stage for launching investigations into Justice Department officials who took part into the inquiry into President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. In it, Barr said the "special counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election".

Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at University of California, Irvine, tweeted out a list of "what to expect when you're expecting the (redacted) Mueller report, riffing on the title of a best-selling advice book for pregnant women and their partners".

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