Some leading U.S. law makers spent Monday reviewing the Mueller report we mentioned last week, the results of a special investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller. The full report was released to Congress on Thursday, but it had some redactions, some edits. And a less edited version was given to House and Senate leaders yesterday.
One main focus of the report concerned Russia. Did the campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump illegally coordinate with the other country to win the election? The report said no that the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russian government.
Another part of the report concerned the U.S. leader's actions. Did President Trump illegally interfere with the Mueller investigation and commit the crime of obstruction of justice? The report was more vague on that. Investigators said they couldn't conclude for sure that the president committed a crime, but that they also couldn't conclude for sure that he didn't. It suggested that Congress could make its own investigation into that.
How politicians reacted to all this mainly depended on what political party they're in. President Trump and other Republicans say the report vindicates the president, that he didn't illegally cooperate with Russia and that it's time to move on.
Democrats have said they need to see the full Mueller report without redactions and that Congress now needs to investigate whether the president committed obstruction of justice. We don't know yet what the next steps will be in all of this, but we'll keep you updated.