It’s been more than three decades since the height of the farm crisis in 1980, when historically high farm debts meant that farmer suicides were at an all-time high. But not much has changed. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that farmers, fishers, and foresters collectively have the highest suicide rate of any profession.
The Special Counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitues a crime.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I [AG William Barr] have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not suffienct to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.