Muller’s unredacted report shows he declined to charge Trump Jr., other Trump allies

Recently, some of the redacted parts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion report were unredacted, due to legal action, and what the unredacted sections revealed quickly made headlines.

According to the Washington Examiner, the unredacted reports show that Mueller decided against charging former President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and other Trump allies, with crimes. 

“Not warranted”

What the newly unredacted part of Mueller’s report shows is that he was considering charging Trump Jr. with a “computer intrusion” misdemeanor.

Mueller and his team found that Trump Jr. accessed the website “putintrump.org,” in September 2016, with a password that he obtained from WikiLeaks without authorization. Trump Jr. is said to have gotten the password from WikiLeaks via a “Twitter direct message.”

Mueller, then, in the newly unredacted part of his report, writes that “the facts known to the Office likely sufficed to establish each element of” the misdemeanor.

Ultimately, the special counsel decided “that prosecution of this potential violation was not warranted.”

Mueller wrote: “Given that Trump Jr. did not himself initiate the plan to access the website or guess the password, the absence of evidence that his acts caused any damage to the website or obtained valuable information, the technical nature of the violation, and the minimal punishment that a misdemeanor conviction could be expected to carry in these circumstances, the Office decided against pursuing charges.”

“Not sufficient”

In addition, there is also a newly unredacted part of the report concerning former Trump ally Roger Stone.

It states: “The evidence was not sufficient to charge that former Trump Campaign member Roger Stone joined or participated in the [WikiLeaks] hacking conspiracy.”

Stone was pardoned by former President Trump after being convicted of lying to congressional investigators about his attempt to contact WikiLeaks, of obstructing a congressional investigation, and of attempting to intimidate a possible congressional witness.

A spokesperson for Stone said the newly unredacted part of Mueller’s report “vindicates Mr. Stone’s position that he in no way participated in or had knowledge of any activities of Wikileaks and confirms what we knew all along.”

Mueller’s report — at least some of the newly revealed sections — were unredacted as the result of a lawsuit filed by BuzzFeed News.

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