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    US Attorney General William Barr is due to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the probe into allegations of Trump-Russian collusion and meddling during the 2016 US presidential election.

    According to a summary released by Barr last month, Mueller's team concluded that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The report, however, does not exclude that Russia tried to interfere in the election, though it provided no evidence to support the allegations of such meddling. 

    READ MORE: Trump Lashes Out at Mueller Probe as 'Greatest Political Hoax'

    The summary released by Barr was only four pages long, while the full report is about 400 pages long.

    The summary rubbished claims by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party and 'Never-Trump' Republicans who insisted that the US president colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. 

    Russian officials, in turn, have repeatedly denied the allegations, saying they were made up by disgruntled anti-Trump politicians and journalists, and to deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption.

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    • 03:01

      Mueller Report Claims US Investigators Gained Access to Twiter, Facebook Messages of Russia's GRU

      US investigators gained access to the private Twitter and Facebook messages of alleged members of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency, in which they discussed disseminating data stolen from the US Democratic Party, Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed in his redacted report released to the public on Thursday.

      It remains unclear how US investigators gained access to the private messages, or whether Facebook and Twitter gave the Special Counsel access to the accounts.

      Mueller alleged in his report that the GRU eventually released documents it stole from Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to WikiLeaks, using encrypted channels and the online personas DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.

      According to the report, GRU agents stole over 70 gigabytes of data from the Democratic campaign. The stolen documents included the DNC’s opposition research into then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

      Additionally, the report claims that the Guccifer 2.0 account reached out to a former Trump campaign official asking whether this person found anything unusual in the data posted. The official, whose name is not revealed, replied that the information was “pretty standard.”

    • 20:56

      Mueller Report Shows Trump Obstructed Justice, Congress Must Hold President Accountable - US House Judiciary Chair

      Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report of his investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion shows that US President Donald Trump obstructed justice, US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a press release on Thursday.

      "Even in its incomplete form, the Mueller report outlines disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice and other misconduct," Nadler said in the release.

      Nadler also said Congress must hold Trump accountable for his actions.

       

    • 20:22

      Russia to Study Published Mueller's Report - Source in Foreign Ministry

      Russia will study US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Thursday, adding that Moscow had never interfered in the US politics.

      "We are going to familiarize ourselves with the report. But we repeat that there were no collusion and no meddling in the US election," the source said.

    • 19:59

      Mueller Finds Trump Intended to Encourage Manafort, Cohen Not to Cooperate With Government

      "Evidence concerning the President's conduct towards Manafort indicates that the President intended to encourage Manafort to not cooperate with the government," the report said.

      The report added that Trump intended to influence the jury in Manafort's case through his public statements in the beginning of the trial.

      "There is evidence that could support the inference that the President intended to discourage Cohen from cooperating with the government because Cohen's information would shed adverse light on the President's campaign-period conduct and statements," the report also said.

       

    • 19:34

      Flynn Asked Russian Envoy Not to Get Into ‘Tit-for-Tat’ Over US Sanctions - Mueller Report

      Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had spoken with then Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak to urge Moscow not to get into a "tit-for-tat" response to US sanctions imposed by the outgoing Obama administration, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed on Thursday.

      "Flynn called and spoke with Kislyak," the report said. "Flynn discussed multiple topics with Kislyak... With Respect to the sanctions, Flynn requested that Russia not escalate the situation, not get into a 'tit for tat,' and only respond to the sanctions in a reciprocal manner."

       

    • 18:47

      Interactions Between Ex-Russian Envoy Kislyak and Trump Campaign Officials Were Brief, Public and Non-Substantive - Report

    • 18:37

      Mueller Report Claims Russia Interfered in 2016 Election Through Social Media, Computer-Intrusion Operations

      A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the investigation into allegations of Trump-Russian collusion and Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections revealed on Thursday that it concluded Russia did interfere in the election through social media campaigns and computer hacking.

      "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion," the report said. "First, a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. ... Second, a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations against ... the Clinton Campaign."

       

    • 18:35

      Trump Jr Had 'Direct Electronic Communications' With WikiLeaks During 2016 Election Campaign - Mueller Report

    • 18:28

      'No Collusion' Summary of Mueller's Report Polarises Social Media

      Activists hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington to call on Attorney General William Barr to immediately release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, U.S., April 4, 2019

      'No Collusion' Summary of Mueller's Report Polarises Social Media

      The summary of Mueller’s report rubbishes claims by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic Party and 'Never-Trump' Republicans who insisted that the US president colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
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    • 18:18

      Trump's Legal Team: Results of Mueller Probe 'A Total Victory for the President'

      "The results of the investigation are a total victory for the President ... it is clear there was no criminal wrongdoing," his lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, Jay Sekulow, Jane Raskin and Martin Raskin said.

    • 18:10

      US DOJ Publishes Updated Version of Mueller's Final Report on Russia Collusion

      Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington.

      DOJ Publishes Redacted Version of Mueller's Report on Russia Collusion

      The release followed a press conference by Attorney General William Barr, who summarised the special counsel's investigation by saying that it had found no evidence that anyone linked to the Trump campaign ever conspired with the Russian government during the 2016 election.
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    • 18:01

      Kremlin Says Has Not Yet Read Mueller Report on Russia's Alleged Meddling in US Elections

      The Kremlin has not yet read US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's alleged meddling in US elections, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

      "No, we have not read it yet," Peskov told Sputnik.

    • 17:23

      House Judiciary Requests Mueller Testimony No Later Than 23 May - Letter

      The US House Judiciary Committee wants Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide congressional testimony on his Russia investigation by 23 May, the panel's Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a letter on Thursday.

      "I request your testimony before the Judiciary Committee as soon as possible - but, in any event, no later than May 23, 2019. I look forward to working with you on a mutually agreeable date," Nadler said in his letter to Mueller.

    • 17:10

      US Attorney General Barr Says He Has No Objection to Mueller Testifying Before Congress

      US Attorney General William Barr on Thursday said that he does not have any objection to Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress regarding his investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 US presidential election.

      "I have no objection to Bob Mueller personally testifying," Barr told reporters during a press briefing.

    • 17:10

      White House Cooperated with Mueller Probe, Did Not Assert Executive Privilege - Barr

      The White House fully cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and did not demand that materials from his final report be redacted on the basis of executive privilege, Attorney General William Barr said ahead of the report's publication on Thursday.

      "The White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel's investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims," Barr said. "Significant portions of the report contain material over which the president could have asserted privilege ... [but] no material has been redacted based on executive privilege."

    • 17:07

      Game Over, No Collusion With Russia - Trump on Mueller Probe

      U.S. President Donald Trump departs from West Palm Beach, Florida

      Game Over, No Collusion With Russia - Trump on Mueller Probe

      US President Donald Trump has repeatedly castigated the FBI investigation into the alleged collusion of his 2016 presidential campaign with Russia - this time, he did it in Game of Thrones style.
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    • 17:01

      US Attorney General Says Mueller Didn't Find Evidence Trump Obstructed Russia Probe

      "The deputy attorney general and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction of justice offense," Barr said during a conference.

    • 16:55

      Barr: Most Muller Report Edits Done to Prevent Harm to Ongoing Matters

      US Attorney General William Barr stated on Thursday that the majority of edits in Mueller's report were made to prevent any harm to current issues. 

    • 16:47

      Barr Says Mueller Didn't Find Any 'Illegally' Disseminated Hacked Emails

    • 16:40

      Mueller Found No Evidence Anyone Linked to Trump Campaign Conspired With Russian Gov't - US Attorney General

      US Attorney General William Barr stressed on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that any US citizen was involved in any conspiration with the Russian authorities or the Internet Research Agency (IRA) during the 2016 US presidential election. 

    • 16:36

      US Attorney General Barr Speaks Ahead of Updated Muller's Report Release

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      US Attorney General Barr Says Trump is CLEARED, NO COLLUSION With Russia

      Last month, the US Attorney General stated that after 22 months of work, Robert Mueller’s team had concluded that there had been no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
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