Trump Announces Vindication and Now Wants You to Feel Sorry For ‘Your President’
Donald Trump‘s first reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s findings, which were revealed in a summary on Sunday by the attorney general, came via tweet. Moments later, he spoke to cable news outlets from the tarmac in Palm Beach, Florida.
And Trump is gloating BIG TIME.
First Trump sent a tweet, then spoke as he left Florida for Washington, DC.
“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
Moments later, Trump said in comments aired on Fox News: “It’s a shame our country had to go through this.”
“It began illegally,” Trump said of the investigation. “And hopefully somebody is going to look at the other side, this was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully somebody is going to be looking at the other side. So it’s a complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction, thank you very much.”
Trump also said it’s a shame “your president” had to go through this.
President Donald Trump said the attorney general's summary of Mueller's investigation provides "complete exoneration" and "no collusion, no obstruction" https://t.co/xGD7PN4CCo pic.twitter.com/Z4drZcs7G8
— POLITICO (@politico) March 24, 2019
However, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday insisted that Mueller’s report does not exonerate Trump after the attorney general released conclusions that Mueller had not found collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
Judiciary panel Chairman Jerry Nadler said Attorney General Barr concluded after reading Mueller’s findings that the president did not obstruct justice in the investigation of Russia’s interference in the election, but that Mueller “clearly and explicitly” did not exonerate Trump.
Barr says that the President may have acted to obstruct justice, but that for an obstruction conviction, “the government would need to proved beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct”.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 24, 2019