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Justice Department Releases Long-Awaited Mueller Report

Updated: 12:20 p.m.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's doorstop report about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election thumped to Earth on Thursday following an explanation by the attorney general as to why President Trump isn't facing criminal charges.

Mueller detailed 10 "episodes" involving actions by Trump that might have constituted obstruction of justice, Attorney General Bill Barr said — but the Justice Department has concluded they did not amount violations of the law.

Barr said he is satisfied that Trump had "non-corrupt motives," prompting the attorney general to decide not to prosecute the president for obstruction.

[Read More: Team Couldn't Rule Out Obstruction Or Firmly Establish It]

Barr unveiled a redacted copy of Mueller's report later Thursday morning. Read the report below (PDF reader takes a minute to load).

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Attorney General William Barr Addresses Reporters Ahead Of Mueller Report Release

[READ: The full transcription of Barr's remarks]