Trump takes victory lap as Mueller conclusions revealed ,
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election found there was no conspiracy involving Donald Trump or his campaign, but drew no final conclusions about whether the president obstructed justice, according to a much anticipated summary of the probe sent Sunday afternoon to Congress.
“The Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts,
Despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign,” read the four-page letter by Attorney General William Barr summarizing “principal conclusions” of Mueller’s investigation. President Trump and his supporters greeted the report’s conclusions as a complete victory.
It was complete and total exoneration,” said Trump. “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest it’s a shame that your president had to go through this.”
“After a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things happened…it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia,
The most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard,” Trump told reporters before he boarded Air Force One in Palm Beach, Florida where he finally broke his silence days after the end of the two-year investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.
Bar, in his letter, wrote that “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
“Attorney General Barr’s letter raises as many questions as it answers,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer in a joint statement.