A brief summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report said the Trump campaign did not “conspire or coordinate” with Russia.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report did not find that members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russian entities seeking to influence the election.
Trump quickly hailed the report as a “complete and total exoneration”, it also did not absolve the president on obstruction-of-justice allegations, according to a summary of Mueller’s findings released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday. However, nothing major worth acting on.
According to the summary, Mueller’s report considered two main efforts of Russian election interference: A disinformation and social media campaign spearheaded by Russia’s Internet Research Agency, and the Russian government’s successful hacking of Democratic Party officials and members of the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Attorney General William Barr cited Mueller’s report as saying that no Trump team officials “conspired or knowingly coordinated” with the Internet Research Agency in its disinformation efforts surrounding the 2016 election.
Furthermore, his investigation “did not establish” that any members of the Trump campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”.
Mueller has indicted 25 Russians on charges related to election interference, accused either in connection with hacking Democratic emails or a widespread social media campaign that spread disinformation online. Three Russian companies were also charged.
On the separate issue of whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice during the subsequent investigation, Barr quoted Mueller as saying: “This report does not conclude that the president committed a crime.”
Mueller left it up to Attorney General Barr, who was appointed by Trump to head the DOJ in December, to decide whether a crime was committed.
“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 constitutes a crime,” Barr’s summary states.
Barr then says the Department of Justice has already determined that Trump did not obstruct justice.
“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 offence.”
Trump critics (Hysterical Main Stream Media, Marxist Democrats) have accused him of obstructing the Russia probe when he fired former FBI director James Comey in May 2017 and later admitted he did so with the “Russia thing” in mind, thus sparking calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor.
“It’s a shame that our country had to go through this,” Trump told reporters Sunday before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from Florida. “This was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully, somebody’s going to be looking at the other side.”
Repeat: Special counsel’s investigation “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” That is Robert Mueller’s conclusion after nearly two years of investigating the matter.
This is the point in the story where applause breaks out. Not just cheers from Trump and his family and campaign staff and all of those many people who were told they were going to be indicted but weren’t. But gratitude from the country itself, from all Americans of all political parties.
They (Pelosi and Schumer) also said Barr, nominated just months ago by Trump, is “not a neutral observer” in the process and that his summary of the report is not an objective determination about Mueller’s findings. Pot calling kettle black. Hilarious.
Of course hysterical Democrats WOULD say that as they’re ‘spitting feathers’ as Mueller recommends no further indictments.
New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary committee, said Sunday that it would be “equivalent to a cover up” if the DOJ refuses to release the full report as well as any underlying documentation. The Dems are whirling in uncontrolled anger at the exoneration of the president.
He also said his committee would be calling on Barr to testify in person.
Trump has always denied collaborating with Moscow or obstructing justice. Russia says it did not interfere in the election, although US intelligence agencies concluded that it did so in an effort to ‘help Trump win’.
The Department of Justice announced on Friday that Mueller had ended his investigation after bringing charges against 34 people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
Five Trump aides have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller. A sixth, longtime confidant Roger Stone, is awaiting trial on charges that he lied to Congress about the emails hacked by Russia and released by WikiLeaks as well as engaged in witness-tampering.
Nor does the conclusion of the Mueller investigation remove all the legal perils for the president. Trump faces a separate Justice Department investigation in New York into hush money payments made during the 2016 campaign to two women who say they slept with him years BEFORE he was president.
No such thing ever happened to Bill Clinton, and many other presidents who had very many affairs and allegations of rape and corruption whilst in office.
Federal and state prosecutors are pursuing “about a dozen” other investigations that have been prompted in part by the Mueller probe, the New York Times reported. Which could mean anything as the same newspaper has been proven to be totally unbalanced in Mueller reporting. The number of additional investigations that have been launched based on Mueller’s work is unknown, however, since many remain secret.
We of course await Hillary Clinton’s turn. This woman is one of the most ‘criminally corrupt’ humans on earth.