Attorney General William Barr said he did not exonerate President Trump and said that the American people can decide for themselves.
"I didn’t exonerate. I said that we did not believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense which is the job of the Justice Department," he said
He added: "The job of the Justice Department is now over. That determines whether or not there is a crime. The report is now in the hands of the American people. Everyone can decide for themselves: There’s an election in 18 months."
Barr also said that special counsel Robert Mueller also did not exonerate President Trump.
"I made it clear in the March 24th letter that Bob Mueller didn't make a decision, but that he felt he could not exonerate the President," he said. "I wasn't hiding on where Mueller was, and that was presenting both sides of the issue — all the evidence. But he was not making a call. He felt he couldn't exonerate the President."
Since Mueller wrapped up his report and after Barr released his summary of it, President Trump has repeatedly declared it means "total exoneration" for his campaign.