A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, tweeting that claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were untrue.
According to the 448-page report released Thursday, Trump discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf to hamper the Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.
The report's bottom line largely tracked the findings revealed in Attorney General William Barr's four-page memo a month ago - no Trump campaign collusion with Russia around the 2016 election, but no clear verdict on obstruction. But the report added new layers of detail about Trump's efforts to thwart the investigation. It also provided details of Russian attempts to hack the election, including the breach of Florida county election officials.
If you’re still trying to digest the report, we recap yesterday’s major revelations. Plus, what has the report revealed about international interference into our election systems? And what will we need to do to prevent such breaches in the future?
With files from the Associated Press
With guest host Libby Denkmann