Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally submitted his long-awaited report to Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday evening, March 24th. The report essentially vindicated President Trump, concluding that there is no evidence that he or any of his associates colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
The report will undergo additional review by Attorney General Bill Barr. After his review, the determination will be made if any of the information within the Mueller report will be made public. Now, with Democrats deprived of the kill-shot they were looking for, progressives are trying to save their own skin. Apparently, Mueller himself is now suspect.
The Department of Justice confirmed that Mueller won’t be handing out any additional indictments. This means, much to the chagrin of Democrats who were hoping for a different outcome, that President Trump is not going to be indicted for collusion, conspiracy or any other crime by the Special Counsel.
“The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said in a statement to the media.
Rudy Giuliani, counselor to President Trump joined in praising the investigation finally coming to an end.
“This marks the end of the Russia investigation,” he said. “We await a disclosure of the facts. We are confident that there is no finding of collusion by the President and this underscores what the President has been saying from the beginning—that he did nothing wrong.”
On Sunday afternoon, after spending the weekend in Mar-a-Lago, President Trump addressed the topic everyone was dying to know about.
“There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction, and none whatsoever. It was a complete and total exoneration,” the president said. “It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your president had to go through this. This was an illegal take-down that failed. Hopefully somebody’s going to be looking at the other side.”
Although Mueller did not conclude that the President committed a crime, he apparently could not exonerate him, either. Deputy Attorney General Rod together with Barr determined that there lacked “sufficient” evidence when it comes to determining whether Trump obstructed justice. Democrats aren’t satisfied with this finding. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee is clearly one of them.
“In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision-making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future,” he said.
Of course, Trump supporters felt relieved and vindicated by the news of no collusion or indictment for the President.
“So, if Mueller in effect clears Trump, I expect to see a lot of folks who insisted Muller was a dirty cop, deep state, witch hunter to suddenly discover Mueller’s integrity. And a lot of folks who insisted Mueller was the Last Honest Man to vilify him as a cover up artist,” Jonah Goldberg said.
“Bob Mueller has run a professional prosecuting office from the day he opened it until today—the day he closes it, and I think he should be commended for that,” former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie added.
The complete Mueller report would likely make for interesting reading if it is ever made public. However, it seems to safe to assume that President Trump will not be facing charges stemming from Russia collusion anytime soon, a fact that surely disappoints Democrats greatly. But, that doesn’t mean progressives aren’t going to try. And at this point, bring it on — they’re only making Trump’s case for him at this point.