Trump Suggests Probes into "Traitors" in Wake of Mueller Report

Oscar Cross
March 28, 2019

These additional questions call for the full Mueller report to be released.

According to Barr's synopsis, Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 US presidential election but did not reach a conclusion as to whether the president had obstructed justice.

The chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, said on CNN on Sunday that he would "try to negotiate" with the Justice Department to obtain the full report, but the committee would issue subpoenas and litigate if needed.

An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel's Russian Federation probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller's full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be released in "weeks, not months".

Barr also said Mueller's report described "multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign".

Trump has said the latest move is a "complete and total exoneration".

The White House has demanded his resignation.

"Let's just get the goods", Pelosi said.

Trump vented his anger on Monday at the Mueller inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did "very, very evil" and "treasonous things".

"Those people will certainly be looked at". I've been looking at them for a long time. Among them was Adam Schiff, chairman of the Democratic-led House intelligence committee, who was among the most aggressive of them. They lied to Congress.

He continued: "You know the answer".

While The Columbian editorially often disagrees with how Trump carries out his duties as president, we also hope he eventually is exonerated; the cloud that has hovered over his presidency has prevented the nation from moving forward - often because of Trump's own strident outbursts. The question is whether the USA administration and Congress can move to resolve the ongoing confusion, with the closure of investigations into the affair by a special investigative counsel.

The investigation began months before the FBI saw the dossier - and the FBI already had a copy by the time McCain turned it in.

During the investigation, many Democrats repeatedly stated their belief that Trump's inner circle did collude with Russian Federation and that the president later sought to evade justice - pronouncements that did not go unnoticed by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "That's how these things should be decided in a republic, absent the most extraordinary circumstances". But asked on Monday if Mr Mueller had acted honourably, Mr Trump said: "Yes". "Still disappointing, but at least they're all in jail".

"I believe that the Mueller report has been done".

At her own closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday, Pelosi urged rank-and-file Democrats to "be calm" and focus on policy promises that helped propel them to the House majority last fall. There's really no evidence of working with Russian Federation. "We're doing the work, but we need to be more effective about sharing that" and not just responding to questions about corruption and Mueller's investigation. "Our candidates didn't even talk about those issues". As the release of Mueller's report loomed, she recently tried to scuttle that talk by saying she's not for impeachment, for now. Barr outlined Mueller's conclusions in a letter to Congress that has been made public.

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