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Mueller's report exonerates Trump

by Bridgette Babb - Copy Editor
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 03:00 pm

Since the start of President Donald Trump’s political career, his involvement with Russia has always been in question. However, Robert Mueller’s 400 page report recently exonerated the president, leaving many unanswered questions for congress.

The special counsel investigation, otherwise known as the Mueller report, consisted of a two year long investigation into the claim that Russian intelligence interfered with the 2016 election. Multiple news outlets stated that the president and his team were allegedly involved in the debacle.

The Mueller report creation stems from the 2016 presidential campaign. Ex-FBI director James Comey allegedly got fired for wanting to investigate Trump’s actual involvement, which was rumored to be his demise. According to PBS Newshour special, “The Mueller Report,” President Trump used the Hillary Clinton email scandal as leverage to get rid of Comey, claiming that his handling of the case was the reason he should be stripped of the position.

“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was in fact, fired,” the president posted on his twitter account. “He leaked CLASSIFIED information, for which he should be prosecuted. He lied to Congress under OATH.”

In a case that has loomed over the president's head for nearly his entire time in officer, its intended outcome was quite the opposite. CNN reported that the “complete witch hunt” found that there were inconclusive charges of obstruction against the president and his party. Attorney General William Barr read a portion of the report to Congress on Sunday, March 24.

While Barr did not outright push the president being involved, he also did not refute the idea that he might have been.

"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,” Barr recited from Mueller’s report, as stated by CNN.

As always, there would be no presidential move made that Trump would not tweet about.

“No collision, no obstruction, complete and total EXONERATION. MAKE AMERICA GREAT!” the president tweeted in response to the outcome of the report.

Nothing Barr said actually exonerated him, but president Trump has a tendency to flip a narrative in his favor.

Many officials have called for the whole unredacted report to be posted, because many are questioning the actual outcome of the investigation. Even those that are normally in his corner are not buying it. Motherjones.com reported that Fox News reporter Chris Wallace questioned the president saying there was “no obstruction” found at a rally.

“Why is the president telling Americans something that is not true?” Wallace asked.

With all the bits and pieces put up against Trump, it is hard to believe he had no involvement. It seems more like a cover-up, one that can only be solved with the release of the official report. With some of Trump’s party being under FBI investigation before he even made it to office, it is unclear how anyone can believe Trump has no involvement at all. Once the report is thoroughly analyzed, these questions should cease to exist.