Although the long-awaited Robert Mueller report, which investigated the Russian interference in the presidential elections in the UNITED states in 2016, not judge Donald Trump, it's hard to call it a victory for the president.
It assesses the Niels Bjerre-Poulsen is associate professor in american politics at the University of Southern denmark.
The 448-page report is Thursday been published after 22 months of work.
Donald Trump has Twitter put a picture up, where he writes that there has been no cooperation, nor been attempts to prevent the work with the report.
- It is clear that it is not an acquittal. Robert Mueller has just not been able to collect the necessary evidence to raise a charge.
- at the same time, have you not considered that you need to do it, because you can't aim a sitting president, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.
He considers it is too early to assess whether the report is given to the political consequences of Donald Trump.
OVERVIEW: Mueller spent 22 months in Russia-study
Since may of 2017 has the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller examined whether there was Russian interference in the US presidential election in 2016.
He has also examined whether the current us president, Donald Trump, in that case have to deal with the interference to do.
Thursday is the 448-page report has been published.
below you can read about the background of the comprehensive examination.
* At the end of July to begin the us federal bureau of investigation (FBI) to investigate possible Russian interference in the presidential campaign in the UNITED states.
* This happens after WikiLeaks publishes the 20,000 hacked e-mails from The Democratic Party's National Committee (DNC).
* In november, the winner of Donald Trump the presidential election over Hillary Clinton.
* In January, claiming the u.s. secret service, the CIA, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, gave the order to sabotage Hillary Clinton's chances to become president through hacking and manipulation of social media.
* House of Representatives decides in the same month to investigate the claims of possible contact between Russia and Donald Trump, and Trumps employees prior to the presidential elections in the UNITED states.
* In may, the former FBI chief Robert Mueller appointed a special prosecutor and head of the Russia-study.
* The 22. march will be Russia-the study is formally completed after 22 months. Robert Mueller delivers the report to the attorney general William Barr.
* attorney general William Barr sends the 24. march, a brief letter with some of the conclusions of the investigation to the politicians in Congress. Müller's report notes that there was Russian involvement in the election campaign, but it is not concluded, on Trump and his campaign have committed a crime.
* An edited version of the full report will be published 18. april.
Sources: AFP, Reuters.
Niels Bjerre-Poulsen estimates that it must now be up to members of Congress to take this matter forward.
- the Intention of Robert Mueller may have been to hand over the material to Congress. They must now assess whether there is basis to raise an impeachment, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.
A number of conclusions from the report was 24. march published by attorney general William Barr.
In the report, several members of Donald Trumps staff put in context with people from Russia.
Niels Bjerre-Poulsen notes that the president's former kampagnechef Paul Manafort gave internal polls to his friend Constantine Kilimnik. He has close connections to the Russian government.
the Data was about the four states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota.
- The three states settled the election in very narrow victories. It is states, as the Republicans (Trumps party, red.) has not won since the 1980s.
- of course, That raises the question of what Constantine Kilimnik has used the information to.
- They could have been handed over to hackers, who have had to use it to target their bets up to the election. It gives the report however, does not answer, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.