President Donald Trump is claiming "complete and total exoneration" after the release of a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

By Tim Young

Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17, 2017, by then-acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump" and "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

Those orders meant that the special counsel's office was tasked to find Russian collusion with the Trump campaign or anything else the investigators might come across while looking. 

To put the Mueller investigation into perspective: Imagine being pulled over for speeding, then held for 90 minutes because the police decided to search you for drugs. Even though you aren't in the possession of drugs, the police bring in a drug-sniffing dog, remove you from your car, and then search your car even though the dog didn’t positively identify any drugs.