Why did Mueller punt on the question of obstruction of justice?

Analysis: The special counsel deferred to his superiors — like the Marine officer he once was. Some experts found that curious, and Democrats seized on it.
Mueller finds no proof of Trump collusion with Russia; AG Barr says evidence 'not sufficient' to prosecute

"(W)hile this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," the special counsel said in his report.
Mueller delivers a 'gift' to Trump for 2020 election

Analysis: Now the president will make his case for another term without fear that the special counsel will take him down.
Trump calls Mueller probe an 'illegal takedown that failed'

"The Special Counsel states that 'while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,'" Barr wrote.
Nadler: We can't rely on what may be a hasty, partisan interpretation of facts

Rep. Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says it is “unconscionable that President Trump would try to spin the Special Counsel’s findings as if his conduct was remotely acceptable,” demands the release of the full report, and will ask AG Barr to testify.


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