In Our View: Release Mueller report to Congress, public

In Our View: Release Mueller report to Congress, public

"For the president to say he is completely exonerated directly contradicts the words of Mr. Mueller and is not to be taken with any degree of credibility", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said in a joint statement.

Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice but did not come to a definitive answer.

"The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE".

For almost two years, Trump had repeatedly blasted the special counsel probe as a "witch hunt".

Obama advised the newly elected lawmakers to listen to constituents - and also identify issues they feel so strongly about that they'd be willing to lose their House seats in fights over them, according to multiple people at the private party.

Trump has previously used "enemy of the people" - echoing a Stalinist phrase used to describe political enemies - to describe the media, which he has always said does not give him accurate coverage.

The results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, even in the brief summary released by Attorney General William Barr, vastly reduce the legal risks to President Donald Trump while raising the political stakes in the 2020 election.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski lambasted Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday over his response to President Donald Trump's attacks on his late friend, John McCain. The long-anticipated report found that the 2016 Trump campaign did not collude with Russian Federation; the attorney general also exonerated Trump from obstruction charges although Mueller's report did not come to a definitive conclusion on the issue.

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Many Democrats say Barr is conflicted because of his views - expressed in a memo to the administration before becoming attorney general - that the president can not be charged with obstruction since he oversees the Justice Department.

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.

"Your four-page summary of the Special Counsel's review is not sufficient for Congress, as a coequal branch of government, to perform this critical work", they wrote in a joint letter.

"All I'm interested in is them releasing the full report, the full Mueller report", said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

On Monday, House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report even as Republicans gleefully called for them to "move on" from the Russian Federation investigation.

Trump has said he "wouldn't mind" if the full report were released. He even offered Trump a faux-apology in the wake of Mueller's findings, looking solemnly into the camera and declaring, "Mr. President, if you're watching - and I know you are - I'm sorry... that you're a bad president".

Updated 1:13 p.m. | At the White House, special counsel Robert S. Mueller's Russian Federation election meddling investigation has quickly morphed from a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" into the "gold standard". Republican South Carolina Sen.

Trump also said he had not thought about pardoning anyone convicted or who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe.

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