NAACP slams 'woefully deficient' redacted version of Mueller report
- Author: Jon Douglas Apr 23, 2019,
Apr 23, 2019, 0:10
Key quotes from the Mueller report " When [former Attorney General Jeff] Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, 'Oh my God.
With that, Trump set out to save himself. It's called no collusion, no obstruction.
The investigation did not find enough evidence to charge any Trump campaign official as an unregistered agent of the Russian Government. This should never happen to another president again, this hoax.
"After reviewing those contacts, the special counsel did not find any conspiracy to violate United States law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign", Barr said on the 400-page report.
"The president complained that the perception that he was under investigation was hurting his ability to conduct foreign relations, particularly with Russian Federation", the report states.
The mammoth document is the product of a 22-month investigation by Mr Mueller - who was appointed by the FBI to probe possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump presidential campaign. There was no collusion and no obstruction of the effort to uncover whether there had been. "No obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats - GAME OVER".
Barr said that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disagreed with some of Mueller's "legal theories" about obstruction of justice and concluded that the special counsel did not have "sufficient" evidence to establish that Trump committed an obstruction of justice offense.
Four pages of the Mueller Report on a witness table in the House intelligence committee hearing room on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
Other evidence presented in the report indicates Trump was concerned about the impact of the Russian Federation investigation on his "ability to govern". This is the end of my presidency'.
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative report on the Russian Federation probe. "McGahn did not tell the Acting Attorney General that the Special Counsel must be removed, but was instead prepared to resign over the President's order". "After almost two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes", he said. That unmistakable conclusion of the report is the real threat to our nation. A few blocks away, there was calm on one of the defining days of Trump's presidency.
Trump stated more than 30 times in written answers that he doesn't recall, remember or have an independent recollection of events for which investigators sought information, the Washington Post reports.
"Now the tables have turned, and it's time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump", said campaign manager Brad Parscale. Among the selections played: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
It comes as the country's top lawyer, William Barr, faces heavy criticism of his handling of the report's release.
It also concluded, as Barr announced last month, that Trump and his campaign had not engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation during the election.
The president and his allies have portrayed House Democrats' investigations as partisan overreach. "I'm [expletive],'" Mueller wrote.
"It's already clear that it paints a very detailed and disturbing portrait of a president utterly obsessed with executing a massive cover-up and preventing the truth from coming out", he said.