U.S. lawmakers responded Thursday to the findings of Special Council Robert Mueller's investigation and to Attorney General William Barr's summary of the probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report revealed that investigators struggled with whether to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice, but ultimately declined to do so because there was no underlying crime and because the president’s actions “took place in public view.”

The 448-page redacted report released Thursday showed that Mueller’s office examined a number of alarming actions by President Trump, including his reaction to reports about Russia’s support of him, the firing of FBI Director James Comey, his response to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and efforts to curtail the special counsel investigation and even get rid of Mueller.

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