Nevertheless, a major barrier for Trump's re-election in 2020 lifted just as a strong field of potential Democratic candidates was forming to select who would take him on.
The investigation "did not establish that members of the members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities", Mueller said in his report, a summary of which, containing principle findings, was released on Sunday. Trump refused to be questioned in person and instead answered written questions.
Special counsel Robert Mueller after attending church in Washington on March 24, 2019.
"This was an illegal takedown that failed, and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at their other side", Trump told reporters. These additional costs totaled $12,928,000, though the DOJ says it was not legally required to report them, and that they are approximate to what the DOJ would have spent elsewhere if the Special Counsel's Office didn't exist.
"While Mueller's investigators uncovered evidence of Russian meddling in the USA election, "[the] investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities", the summary quotes Mueller as writing.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers disagree about whether no criminal charges meant there was no cooperation between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Democrats were quick to counter the White House's take on Barr's outline, warning him not to bury the evidence and bringing up the possibility of issuing a subpoena to Mueller to testify on the complete findings of his report.
Whatever the report concludes, Democrats vowed to pursue investigations on a wide range of issues involving Trump, from his business dealings to hush-money payments.
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"Maybe what he was doing was leaving it up to the Hill to make a political determination", said Jeffrey Jacobovitz, a Washington white-collar attorney.
During his investigation, Mr Mueller looked at whether a number of Mr Trump's actions might have obstructed the course of justice.
In the letter, Barr said he concluded that none of Trump's actions constituted a federal crime that prosecutors could prove in court.
Separately former FSB chief Nikolai Patrushev strongly attacks the USA political system claiming flaws emerged because the president was not directly elected but chosen via an electoral college 'whose opinion often does not reflect the position of the majority of voters'.
And they're now demanding that Barr turn over Mueller's confidential report and the underlying evidence he gathered so they can draw their own conclusions.
But Barr's summary says the Special Counsel does not recommend any additional indictments in his report and says that there are no indictments under seal that have yet to be made public.
"For me or anyone to have an informed opinion on the substance of whether that opinion by Barr.is right, you need to know more about the evidence", Sandick said. It came shortly after Trump fired Comey in May 2017. According to Barr's letter, the Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed almost 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.
In all, Russian citizens interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and presidential transition, according to public records and interviews.
Speaking at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida, Mr Trump declared: "There was no collusion with Russian Federation".