President Trump on Sunday made his first public comments about being exonerated and said the Russian probe was an ‘illegal takedown that failed.”
President Trump said he wants someone to probe “the other side.”
BREAKING NEWS: President Trump calls for an investigation of the investigators, asserting "This was an illegal takedown that failed."
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) March 24, 2019
President Trump: "It was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia, there was no obstruction"
"Hopefully someone is going to look at the other side, this was an illegal takedown that failed" pic.twitter.com/YUEqCexrbb
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 24, 2019
If this is not a hint to AG Barr, we don’t know what is.
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released the “principal conclusions” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s completed Russia probe in a bombshell four-page letter to Capitol Hill lawmakers, which stated definitively that Mueller did not establish evidence that President Trump’s team or any associates of the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election — “despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.”
For Trump, who has tweeted more than 230 times that he did not collude with Russians amid a torrent of allegations from media and political figures, the moment amounted to a near-total vindication. Although Mueller noted that his report was not an “exoneration” of Trump on obstruction, Barr wrote, the “report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.”
“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Trump wrote on Twitter Sunday afternoon. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
Mueller’s team specifically looked into two Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election — first, the work by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to “conduct disinformation and social media operations” designed to “sow discord” in the United States.
According to Barr’s letter, “The special counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its effort” to interfere with the 2016 election in that manner.
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