Mueller’s investigation summary

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Guest: Josh Gerstein

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary of the Special Counsel’s report investigating Russian collusion in the 2016 election. The letter said that Mueller’s investigation could not establish that the Trump campaign coordinated or conspired with the Russian government. However, on the question of the President’s obstruction of justice investigation, the report was agnostic, stating that, “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” We start this hour talking about Barr’s letter, what it tells us about the larger report, and what legal questions remain with Politico’s senior legal correspondent JOSH GERSTEIN.

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