McConnell blocks Schumer's first effort to get full Mueller report

Oscar Cross
March 26, 2019

Sanders spoke to NBC's "Today" show Monday as White House aides and allies blanketed television news broadcasts to trumpet a summary of the report that said that Robert Mueller did not find evidence that Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

- Top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer say Attorney General William Barr is "not a neutral observer" and they urge full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Considering that the president began using the phrase "no collusion" prior to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller - his first tweet on the matter was May 8, 2017, the day before firing FBI Director James Comey - it's quite appropriate that he'd celebrate the release of the Mueller report summary by repeating the slogan as a victory call.

"It is unacceptable that, after Special Counsel Mueller spent 22 months meticulously uncovering this evidence, Attorney General Barr made a decision not to charge the President in under 48 hours", Nadler, Cummings, and Schiff said in the joint statement Sunday.

"Now they must answer because they lost the trust of the American people", McEnany said.

Asked Monday if she would acknowledge that it's incorrect for Trump to call the report "a total exoneration", Sanders told Guthrie "not at all".

The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other - as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. There's no evidence that the attorney general is not going to produce as much information as possible for all of us, and that's why I objected. "He made what seems to be a very quick if not rash decision to go on the side of "there was no crime committed" in terms of obstruction of justice, even though Mueller gave him the alternative of 'I can't exonerate him from a crime.' We want to know all about what was that". "In the legal community, when you can't convict somebody on something, you're exonerating them ― legally exonerating them". Barr is preparing a summary of the findings of the special counsel investigating Russian election interference.

The House unanimously approved the resolution last week.

Russian Federation doesn't interfere in the affairs of other countries and has no intention of doing so, the Kremlin said, dismissing accusations of meddling in U.S. elections, contained in the Mueller report, as groundless.

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