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More than a half-million web articles published on Russia, Trump, Mueller since investigation began: analysis

An analysis found that more than 530,000 web articles focusing on Russia, President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE have been published since the special counsel's investigation launched in May 2017, Axios reported Monday.

According to the news outlet, data compiled by social media analytics company NewsWhip also found that the articles generated 245 million interactions, including likes, comments and shares on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

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Mueller on Friday submitted his final report to Attorney General William Barr, who on Sunday shared the report's findings with Congress. Barr in a letter wrote Mueller and his team concluded that Trump and his campaign associates did not collude or conspire with Russian officials leading up to the 2016 election. The attorney general also wrote that Mueller could not conclude whether the president had committed obstruction of justice, but Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinTrump turns his ire toward Cabinet members Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump's erratic tweets upend stimulus talks; COVID-19 spreads in White House MORE concluded that there wasn't enough evidence that Trump had not obstructed justice.

Democrats are demanding that the complete Mueller report be made public, with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerUS national security policy in the 117th Congress and a new administration Voters say Biden should make coronavirus vaccine a priority: poll New York City subway service could be slashed 40 percent, officials warn MORE (D-N.Y.) saying Barr's letter “raises as many questions as it answers," particularly around obstruction of justice.

The Trump campaign is already on the offensive in the wake of the summary release of Mueller's findings. The president has a campaign event later this week, when it's almost certain he'll make the Mueller report a central theme.

“There was no collusion with Russia,” Trump told reporters in Florida late Sunday. “There was no obstruction and — none whatsoever. And it was a complete and total exoneration.”

Barr’s letter, however, quoted a line in Mueller’s report that said “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”