Mueller investigation was no 'witch hunt'

Robert Mueller submits final report on Trump and Russia collusion

U.S. attorney general pores over Mueller's Russia report; details expected Sunday

The president also said he has "complete and total exoneration" through Mueller's investigation, though Barr's summary of the report stated that Mueller was unable to determine if Trump or anyone involved in his campaign had obstructed justice.

Instead, serious questions have arisen about the origins of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign, as well as the bureau's use of politicized information in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

"We in Russian Federation have nothing to celebrate, the [meddling] accusations against us remain", Kosachev wrote, saying he expected United States officials to argue: "Yes, there was no collusion, but sanctions against Russian Federation still need to be strengthened".

I have to tell you, they should be hanging their head in shame when you think about how many people went out on a limb and predicted there would be indictments for obstruction, there would be indictments for collusion, there would be indictments for this and for that.

Asked if he would characterize the Justice Department investigation as, in the words of Trump, a "witch hunt", Cruz demurred. But the special counsel report - at least according to Barr's summary - did not go so far as to exonerate the president. He eventually turned on Nixon and cooperated with the investigation, a move that ultimately helped to end the presidency. "There's too much assuming going on, on the other side, and we shouldn't fall into that trap", Giuliani said.

People close to the President told CNN he has remained singularly fixated in the last several weeks - that he and his allies were harassed by investigators and that nothing similar should ever happen to another president.

Trump added that the inquiry "began illegally".

On the matter of whether President Donald Trump committed or attempted to commit obstruction of justice in the probe, Barr shared this conclusion from Mueller: "The Special Counsel states that 'while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him'".

With the Mueller probe running its course, the various congressional investigations into possible Trump team connections with Russian Federation may enter the spotlight.

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That denied Wilson-Raybould a potential opportunity to testify again and respond in person to Butts's and Wernick's accounts. "All they have to do is waive privilege and let Ms.

Here are a few things to know about the 68-year-old Barr. "[Nine] in 10 Americans believe the complete Mueller report should be public, and the House of Representatives voted 420 to 0 for full transparency".

When Barr's chief-of-staff phoned Trump lawyer Emmet Flood to provide a readout of the report, the mood at Mar-a-Lago improved immediately. This is good news for our country.

"Everyone was - is - thrilled", a senior administration official said.

While White House aides were pleased that the president kept a low profile through much of the weekend, few thought he would be able to stay out of the conversation for long.

In the meantime, Barr said he would work quickly to identify the 6e sections of the report, and try to release the parts of the report that aren't covered by other Department of Justice restrictions. One only wishes that he had felt this strongly about it back in 2016. "I want the whole damn report", tweeted Bernie Sanders, a liberal senator in the 2020 race.

Trump and his core team still face legal risks even if the report does not find that they committed crimes, and congressional Democrats on Saturday vowed to keep looking into his activities.

Mr Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in NY, where prosecutors have implicated him in a crime. The survivors in Trump's Cabinet have been known to say things designed exclusively to make Trump happy, however.

Trump spent Sunday golfing with Sen.

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