Here's how Barr avoided charging Trump -- which wasn't Mueller's decision: National security reporter
President Donald Trump. (AFP / SAUL LOEB)

Attorney General William Barr released special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russia interference into the 2016 elections.


Barr released about four pages of the report and Democrats are demanding the release of the full report. The report "did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," per CBS News.

Even though Trump was not charged, National security reporter Marcy Wheeler explained how Barr dodged charging Trump.

"1) Treated the underlying crime as the 2 RU interference operations, not other potential crimes (like quid pro quo there's tons of evidence for)" she tweeted.

"Having defined the underlying crime as JUST the hack-and-leak and trolling, and not quid pro quo, but also having Mueller submit a legit case for obstruction, they said, "if not hack-and-leak, then not obstruction," she tweeted.

"They only considered whether Trump was covering up his involvement in the hack-and-leak operation. It doesn’t consider whether Trump was covering up a quid pro quo, which is what there is abundant evidence of," she wrote on her website."

Adding, "They didn’t consider whether Trump obstructed the crime that he appears to have obstructed. They considered whether he obstructed a different crime. And having considered whether Trump obstructed the crime he didn’t commit, rather than considering whether he obstructed the crime he did commit, they decided not to charge him with a crime."

Read the full report here.