After Barr’s conclusions, lawmakers calling for details of Mueller report to be released


WASHINGTON (Nexstar) — President Trump called the report issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a “complete exoneration”. However in a letter, Attorney General William Barr said the Mueller report does not exonerate the president.

Barr said the report found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Barr also said the Mueller probe did not determine whether President Trump obstructed justice. 

During a news conference Monday, President Trump told reporters he’s glad the investigation is over.

“We can never let this happen to another president, again.”

Senator Lindsay Graham said the release of the Mueller report marks a great day for President Trump.

“This cloud has been removed” said Senator Lindsay Graham (R) South Carolina.

Graham said it’s now time for the country to move forward and focus on a common goal — election protection. 

“If you just think Russia likes Trump and hates Clinton, you are missing the point of what they are trying to do” said Graham. “They are trying to divide all of us against one another.”

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly said the political fight isn’t over.

“All it {Mueller Report} says is he didn’t conclude that anybody on the campaign rose to the level of criminal activity” said Rep. Connolly.

Connolly said although there wasn’t evidence of crime, he believes the interactions between the Trump campaign and foreign adversaries sets a low bar for presidential elections. 

“Are we going to now accept that it is normal in presidential campaigns for a whole campaign team to have 100 contacts with a foreign adversary?” said Connolly.

Attorney General William Barr said he doesn’t believe there’s enough evidence to pursue the matter any further. Lawmakers are pushing for details of the report to be released.

Barr said he plans to release as much of Mueller’s report as possible. Barr is expected to be called to testify before Congress.

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