CNN's Toobin: 'Total vindication of the president' on collusion

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE has been vindicated on "the issue of collusion" after Attorney General William BarrBill BarrWoodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China Barr-Durham investigation again fails to produce a main event Virginia governor's race enters new phase as early voting begins MORE said in a letter to Congress that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE did not find evidence that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.

"Certainly the most important thing is the total vindication of the president and his staff on the issue of collusion. There's just no way around that," Toobin said on CNN.
 
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"That was the heart of this investigation and director Mueller and his team did not conclude directly or indirectly that the Trump campaign helped Russia," he continued.
 
In a letter sent Sunday to the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Barr summarized the main conclusions of Mueller's final report following his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

“The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” the letter states.

Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice during the probe but did not make a determination as to whether Trump committed a crime, according to Barr's letter.

“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, referring to the issue of obstruction of justice allegations.