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No proof that Trump campaign conspired with Russia: US attorney general

US Attorney General William Barr has said Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find proof that Donald Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections, following which the US president claimed complete and total exoneration . In his four-page letter to the Congress on Sunday, which was later made public, Brar however said that while this (Mueller s) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him and sets out evidence on both sides of the question . The investigation had cast a shadow over the Trump presidency for nearly two years with the Democratic leadership alleging that Russian interference helped him in the 2016 polls. Barr said that Mueller found no proof of such a conspiracy despite multiple offers from Russia-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign . The special counsel s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or ...

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