Ex-Justice Official Fears 'Whitewash' In Barr Rejection Of Trump Obstruction Charges


March 24 will join a handful of triumphal moments for Trump: the confirmations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the passage of a $1.5 trillion Republican tax cut bill, withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear accords and moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But on Sunday night he signaled that he was eager to go on the offensive against the probe that has shadowed his presidency.

"It's a shame our country had to go through this".

Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Trump was "in a really good mood" and "very happy with how it all turned out".

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP, FILE) House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaks with reporters after his panel voted in a closed session to send more than 50 interview transcripts from its now-closed Russian Federation investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 6, 2019.

House Democrats have asked for the release of the full Mueller report, as well as other documents backing up its conclusions, and have threatened to issue subpoenas if necessary.

But the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller left unresolved allegations that Trump obstructed justice in his attacks on the probe.

During his investigation, Mr Mueller looked at whether a number of Mr Trump's actions might have obstructed the course of justice.

But the broader fight is not over.

But it was enough, giving an unusual sense of buoyancy to the White House at a time when Trump is revving up his 2020 campaign and facing Democratic candidates who were just starting to pierce through the nonstop coverage he has garnered on cable news.

US Attormey General Bill Barr has released a summary of the long awaited report by Robert Mueller on the president's 2016 campaign and allegations of collusion with Russia
Mueller conducted his investigation for nearly two years Mueller conducted his investigation for nearly two years

US President Donald Trump came out all guns blazing against his critics after an investigation into charges of colluding with Russians during the presidential campaign appeared to give him a clean chit.

You can read the letter from the U.S. attorney general here.

The finding was contained in a four-page summary released to the public by Bill Barr, the attorney general.

Many pointed out that Mueller's report doesn't exonerate Trump - instead, it seems to be leaving that question to Congress.

Pelosi, the House speaker, and Schumer, who is Senate Democratic leader, said in a joint statement that Barr's summary to Congress about the report "raises as many questions as it answers". Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.in a series of tweets, but Barr took two days "to tell the American people that while the President is not exonerated, there will be no action by DOJ".

Ann Mueller and former special counsel Robert Mueller walk on March 24, 2019 in Washington.

Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign or its associates conspired with Moscow to tilt the 2016 election in Trump's favor, "despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign", Barr wrote in his letter.

But it marked the beginning of a new phase, the determination of Democrats in Congress to further investigate Trump, using the evidence from the Mueller probe.

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