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indeed as the report states quote the investigation did not identify evidence that any U. S. person knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the I. R. A.'s interference operation on quote , put another way the special counsel found no collusion by any Americans in IRA's illegal activities after carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report and in consultation with the office of legal counsel and other department lawyers the deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of justice offense although the deputy Attorney General and I disagreed with some of the special counsel's legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law we did not rely solely on that in making our decision instead we accepted the special counsel's legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the evidence as presented by the special counsel and reaching our conclusions no redactions done by anybody outside this group there were no redactions done by anybody outside this group , no one outside this group proposed any redactions and no one outside the department , has seen the unredacted report , I believe that the publicly released report will allow every American to understand the results of the special counsel's investigation