On Thursday morning, Attorney General William Barr held a press conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian electoral interference before releasing a redacted copy of the report to the public.
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This is an appendix to Lawfare's initial analysis of the Mueller report, listing instances of obstruction as described in the report. Read the analysis here.
Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, and he did not conclude that President Trump had obstructed justice. But he did not exonerate the president either.
Hint: It’s not quite vindication for President Trump.
Even as the president plans to nominate William Barr to lead the Justice Department, the department is still snarled up in litigation over Matthew Whitaker’s role as acting attorney general.
On Dec. 5, counsel for Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court. Al-Alwi is a Yemeni citizen who was captured in Pakistan in 2001 and has been detained at Guantanamo Bay since 2002.