President Trump is declaring total exoneration now that Attorney General William Barr has released his summary of Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling.
“It was a false narrative, it was a terrible thing. We can never let this happen to another president again,” Mr. Trump told reporters Monday.
President Trump ignored another key part of Mueller’s report, that he was unable to reach a conclusion on whether the president tried to obstruct the investigation.
“He issued 2,800 subpoenas, 500 search warrants, 50 phone pens and interviewed 500 witnesses in 13 countries, so I think that that’s a pretty good vindication of what the president said since the beginning, that there was no collusion,” Jay Sekulow, President Trump’s outside counsel, said in response.
Unsatisfied, Democrats, and some Republicans, are now demanding that Mueller’s full report be made public.
“The Attorney General’s comments make it clear Congress must step in to get the truth and provide full transparency to the American people,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Meanwhile, there are still ongoing state and federal investigations involving the president, the Trump Inaugural Committee and the Trump Organization.
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