Department of Justice: Mueller report doesn't clear Trump or find crime

Department of Justice: Mueller report doesn't clear Trump or find crime

Top Democrats demanded this weekend that the entire report be released - save for redactions made to protect national security - and reiterated Sunday they are ready to subpoena the report, underlying information and administration officials to ascertain its contents if it is not. The attorney general said he was consulting with the special counsel and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law". Mueller was investigating Russian election interference and possible coordination with Donald Trump's campaign. Even if there's not a new smoking gun involving collusion with the Russians, Steyer said, there's already more than enough evidence of wrongdoing in other areas to justify removing Trump from office. I have great confidence in our Committee Chairs and Members to honor our Congressional responsibility For the People.

Even if DOJ chooses not to prosecute additional individuals, the underlying findings must be provided to Congress and the American people.

"Remember, this is Bob Mueller - the guy the Democrats, the Republicans, everyone in town said, 'this is the guy we need to pick".

Despite this, Democratic leaders in Congress have pledged to keep probing Trump and his campaign.

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Calls for openness, instead of impeachment, are likely to intensify should the Trump administration release a summary of key findings instead of the full report.

The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Thanks to Mueller, who referred part of his investigation to the Southern District of NY prosecutors, we also know of a conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws in order to hide from voters hush money to cover up Trump's extramarital affairs.

Under Department of Justice regulations, Barr is empowered to decide how much to disclose publicly. Jerry Nadler said on "Fox News Sunday".


Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wa., a member of the Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said this is perhaps an "unparalleled" moment in the country's history and Mueller's work is just the start.

During an appearance on ABC's This Week, Republican Representative Jim Jordan of OH defended and deflected criticisms of President Donald Trump and speculated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference wouldn't be the "bombshell" Democrats were hoping for.

Most of the investigations focus on President Trump or his family business or a cadre of his advisers and associates, according to court records and interviews with people briefed on the investigations.

House Judiciary Chairman @JerryNadler: "The special prosecutor is limited in scope, his job was limited in scope and limited to crimes".


President Trump has denied any collusion and disparaged the investigation as a "witch hunt". The desire to release the report might not actually be a Dems vs. GOP thing however: Recall that the House of Representatives voted 420-0 on a resolution to release the report, though it's not clear where the Senate stands. Sen.

Koshkin said Russian President Vladimir Putin "repeated several times that we don't care about the domestic affairs of the United States, ostensibly".


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