Republicans say, case closed. Democrats, are clamoring for more answers the day after Attorney General Bill Barr submitted his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to lawmakers.
Initial reaction to Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, previewing a new battle ahead.
In his memo to members of congress, Barr wrote that at the conclusion of Mueller’s 22-month investigation, “the special counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”
The president reacted to the news while leaving south Florida Sunday.
But on the investigation into whether the president obstructed justice, Barr’s letter quotes mueller as saying, “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Democrats are questioning how Barr and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein came to a decision not to prosecute the president on obstruction, based on the evidence.
They want Barr to testify and to see the full report, and Mueller’s evidence.
Republican allies of the president, eager to move on.