Joe Scarborough Sends Withering Warning To Donald Trump's Defenders

Joe Scarborough Sends Withering Warning To Donald Trump's Defenders

Mueller, who submitted his confidential report on his findings to Barr on Friday, neither accused Trump of obstruction of justice in trying to impede the investigation nor exonerated him of obstruction, according to the summary. "And I'm not going to base anything on the Barr report", said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. None of them were directly related to the question of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Even as Mueller left open questions about possible obstruction of justice, his report that the investigation "did not establish" coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 election virtually ensures that voters in 2020 - not any legal process before then - will deliver the decisive verdict on Trump's tumultuous presidency.

"There are a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House, without mentioning anyone by name or citing specific actions.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday branded the mainstream media the "enemy" and the "opposition party" after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion, accusing journalists of covering the Russian Federation probe unfairly. "You know who they are".

The former president recalled that as a state legislator he gave priority to his constituents, which helped keep his popularity high enough in IL that he could advocate for bold policy ideas.

He said now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has rendered his verdict that there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, it's time to look at how the situation went "off the rails".

The appointment of special counsel Mueller was provoked by concerns of Trump obstructing justice, following his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. "As a member of that Committee, I look forward to immediately receiving the full Mueller report and the underlying evidence and continuing to ensure that we uphold the Constitution".

Mr Trump pledged new investigations but did not specify who would conduct them or who should be targeted. Among those whom Mueller charged during the course of his investigation were the president's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

House Democrats formally requested that Attorney General William Barr hand over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress by April 2.

No one outside the Justice Department has yet seen the report, including the White House.

But, he said, Barr's letter shows there was no coordination or collusion with the Trump team and that Congress should now "shift our energy and focus toward our work to advance pro-growth, pro-jobs and national security policies that benefit all Americans and restore worldwide order". Five Trump aides pleaded guilty and a sixth, longtime confidant Roger Stone, is awaiting trial on charges that he lied to Congress and engaged in witness tampering.

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