Despite the fire and fury unleashed by top House and Senate Democrats on President Donald Trump and his campaign over the last two years, U.S. Attorney General Barr has put a definite end to a long investigation citing a clear result: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report found no collusion and no obstruction between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.
“The Special Counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” said Barr.
Barr stated the White House voluntarily cooperated with the special counsel, and Trump’s actions were not obstruction, but merely “frustration” with the investigation overshadowing and undermining his presidency.
When reporters questioned if Barr was protecting the president, Barr moved forward, stating the findings of the report and said he did not know where the basis for such questions were coming from.
Minutes after Barr’s press briefing, Trump expressed his thoughts through a simple tweet playing off of one of this year’s hottest TV shows: Game of Thrones.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
Even with the findings of the Mueller report confirming no collusion Democrats are not satisfied.
Now that President @realDonaldTrump's campaign press conference is over:
It's time for Congress and the American public to see the #MuellerReport.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 18, 2019
So far only a four-page letter was released to the public from the House Judiciary Committee. However, a source says that “members of the public will be able to download Mueller’s report from the Justice Department website. But the bookseller, Barnes & Noble will also offer a version of the Mueller report to download as a free ebook on NOOK-compatible devices and apps.”
The redacted release is set to be sent to Congress by noon and should be available to the public soon thereafter.
According to the most recent statement of expenditures dated April 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018, the Special Counsel’s Office spent more than $4,000,000.00 tax-paying dollars. Tax-payers who funded this entire special counsel deserve the right to be able to read the redacted version at their leisure.
Trump delivered remarks to Barr’s findings on Thursday. His remarks can be viewed here.
This story is being updated throughout the day.
Marissa Martinez is a political contributor for Accuracy in Media. She is the former political director to Massachusetts Governor’s re-election campaign, alumna of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and political consultant to national PACs. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa.