Prior to Attorney General William Barr’s press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unleashed on the Attorney General, claiming that he has lost all credibility.
“AG Barr has thrown out his credibility & the DOJ’s independence with his single-minded effort to protect @realDonaldTrump above all else. The American people deserve the truth, not a sanitized version of the Mueller Report approved by the Trump Admin.”
AG Barr has thrown out his credibility & the DOJ’s independence with his single-minded effort to protect @realDonaldTrump above all else. The American people deserve the truth, not a sanitized version of the Mueller Report approved by the Trump Admin. https://t.co/fgXwiLuQfr
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 17, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler held an emergency press conference to slam the Attorney General as well.
Democrats are very upset with Barr because he is reporting the truth that President Trump in no way colluded with the Russian government and that there is no evidence of Obstruction.
On Thursday during the press conference, Barr announced, “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.”
“We now know that the Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign,” said Barr. “That is something that all Americans should be grateful to have confirmed.”
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Barr, who was flanked at the press conference by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O’Callaghan, said that the Justice Department plans to send the report to Congress at around 11 a.m. It will be released to the public soon after.
Barr said the public version of the report will contain “limited redactions,” with most made for information related to ongoing investigations.
The White House declined to invoke executive privilege to block the release of any parts of the report, Barr said.
Barr said that Mueller investigated whether members of the Trump campaign or Trump associates helped in Russia-led disinformation campaigns or the release of emails hacked from Democrats. Mueller also probed links and contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians.
“After reviewing those contacts, the special counsel did not find any conspiracy to violate U.S. law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign,” continued Barr. “So that is the bottom line.”
When asked about whether or not the President obstructed justice, Barr said he “felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law.”
“President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office and sought to perform his responsibilities as president, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office and the conduct of some of his associates,” said Barr. “At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the president’s personal culpability.”
“Yet, as he said from the beginning, there was in fact no collusion,” he added.
NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION! It’s time to move on, Democrats!
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