Trump's Lawyer Objects To Public Release Of 'Confidential' Answers To Mueller

Daniel Fowler
March 25, 2019

House Democrats' immediate goal is to get the full Mueller report public and obtain the underlying evidence the investigation collected from 500 search warrants, nearly 300 warrants for electronic data and 13 requests to foreign governments that took place during the special counsel's 22-month investigation.

Elated by Barr's summary of the report, Trump tweeted that it was a "complete and total exoneration" of his own actions on Sunday. He added despite his political interests, he had supported the Mueller investigation.

Barr and Rosenstein "concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense", the AG wrote in his letter Sunday. I'm chairman of the judiciary Committee.

House Democrats, who have already launched numerous investigations into the President, are now forced to reckon with how aggressively they want to pursue questions surrounding Russian Federation, or put that aside and focus on other issues, like obstruction of justice, where Mueller wrote the evidence "didn't exonerate Trump" and left the decision to prosecute to the attorney general.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, New York Democrat and House Judiciary Committee chairman, announced on Twitter he will call the attorney general to testify "in the near future", citing Congress' oversight duties and what he called "discrepancies" in the decisions that led to largely vindicating the president.

Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill celebrated Mueller's conspiracy conclusion, arguing that it vindicated the president.

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The Intelligence Committee has re-opened its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and communications between members of Trump's campaign team and Russia after the previous Republican majority shuttered that probe early in 2018.

And Stephen Lynch, the MA congressman, suggested investigations of Trump could continue well beyond Mueller's purview.

A top Democrat said Sunday he plans to haul Attorney General William P.

"It is important to note that although the Special Counsel had a very narrow mandate to investigate possible White House-Russian collusion, the Oversight Committee, on which I serve, retains unlimited jurisdiction and may consider the available evidence beyond the collusion context", Lynch said in a statement. "Indeed, this set of summary conclusions hardly constitutes a report", he said. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota even filmed a short video of herself standing in front of the Department of Justice, demanding the report be released in full.

These candidates, taking a page from the book of Democrats who flipped seats in the midterm elections, have not campaigned on impeaching Trump or allegations of collusion, instead focusing on selling their economic and social policies.

The South Carolina Republican, who spent the weekend with Trump, told reporters on Monday that "if President Trump pardoned anybody in his orbit, it would not play well".

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