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Mueller Leaves Obstruction Question to Barr, Who Clears Trump

  • But special counsel’s report ‘does not exonerate’ him either
  • Congress likely to demand full access to Russia report
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Mueller Declines to Exonerate Trump of Obstruction of Justice
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Obstruction of justice is a crime that requires more than overt acts. It also requires intent.

That principle helps explain Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to veer away from pressing an obstruction case against President Donald Trump and instead leave it up to the Justice Department.