Mueller Report Synopsis: "No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump and Russia"

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Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress outlining the principal conclusions of the special counsel.

The Wall Street Journal reports Special Counsel Finds No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia.

Briefing News

  1. **Attorney General Barr Sends to Congress ‘Principal Conclusions’ of Mueller Investigation*
  2. **Mueller Report Offers No Conclusion on Whether President Trump Obstructed Justice*
  3. **Mueller Report Leaves to Attorney General to Determine Whether Trump Behavior Constitutes Crime*
  4. **Attorney General Concludes Evidence in Mueller Insufficient to Constitute Obstruction of Justice*
  5. **Mueller Says Report Does Not Conclude Trump Committed Crime, but Also Does Not Exonerate President*
  6. **Special Counsel Finds No Evidence of Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia*
    Key questions for the Justice Department will center around how to handle release of classified material or information sourced from a grand jury, how to share information with the White House, and whether to allow select members of Congress to review the report and provide a redacted version for broader consumption.

Here's the Mueller Report Letter that Bar Sent to Congress.

Witch Hunt Will Continue

Democrats will latch on to point number 5 above, ensuring the witch hunt will continue.

Democratic committee chairmen, meantime, stressed in a phone call with lawmakers that Congress is focused well beyond the scope of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, which was limited to Russian interference in the 2016 election. “Our work is really far broader,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D., Md.). “We’ve got an independent constitutional duty to examine all of the evidence.”

What started out as an investigation about Russia collusion has morphed into anything and everything but a Russia collusion investigation.

As long as we are examining all the evidence of wrongdoing, how about further investigation of Hillary Clinton?

Release the Report

A push toward disclosure has been building in both parties in for weeks, but not all in Congress are in favor of the report’s release. Earlier this month, the House voted 420-0 to pass a resolution calling for the public release of Mr. Mueller’s report, but a Democratic effort to pass the measure in the Senate was blocked by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.).

Just release the damn thing. Not releasing the report will bring charges that Republicans want to hide something.

Witch Hunt

A USA Today Poll shows a majority in the US view the investigation for what it is: A witch hunt.

I suspect that number would be a lot higher of the poll was taken again today. Yet ....

Democrat Judiciary Chairman: "We Know There Was Collusion"

At about the 40 second mark, Rep. Jerrold Nadler told CNN "We know there was some collusion. We know that the president's son and campaign manager were involved in a meeting with Russians to receive stolen, what they thought was information stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government attempt to help Trump in the election. ... We know there was collusion. Why there has been no indictments, we don't know."

Those last two sentences would make more sense if we changed the context to Hillary, and changed the words "was collusion" to "serious crimes".

Nadler used the word "know" a dozen times when "flamboyantly allege" would be far more appropriate.

Media Bias

Byzantine Investigation

This Generation's WMD

Please consider It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD by Matt Taibbi.

Taibbi accurately assesses "The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it."

Finally, Nadler's claim that Russia stole documents from the DNC was long ago proved preposterous. It was an inside job.

We understand that fact simply from time stamps and how long it would have taken a foreign hack to do the job.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (29)
Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Russia gate is the lefts birtherism. Hilarious to see the media meltdown. The report also didn't exonerate trump of being a ham sandwich so hopefully Congress investigates that too.

Greggg
Greggg

89% of our Senators and Congress hold dual citizenship citizenship with Israel, Rep. Jerrold Nadler is one of them. Collusion? Listen to our politicians kowtow to Israel.

Blurtman
Blurtman

Should Democrats who were convinced there was collusion be allowed to hold office? They lack any vestige of unbiased reasoning capability.

Denver Barnes
Denver Barnes

Meanwhile, we still collude to fix elections across the globe.

abend237-04
abend237-04

Setting a witch hunt precedent may feel like fun now, if you hate Trump, but it can't be undone. It makes us look like a banana republic before the world, eagerly criminalizing opposition politicians...crazy.

Carlos_
Carlos_

The thing is that Mueller limited himself to only look at the collusion and the obstruction aspect of his investigation. Anything else that he discovered was ass to the SD NY (Unlike Ken Star that kept all for his case related or not. Now for those Trump supporters calling victory I think it is premature. I can see a SD indictment against the Trump organization and a RICO type of case against it. Trump would be left untouched but not so his organization or family for that matter. I think that the reason Trump didn't wanted any snooping around Russia was nothing to do with collusion and everything related to something else...

timbers
timbers

Never the less, the Mueller Investigation accomplished maybe all it every could have hoped for:

1). Deflected attention from the internally leaked DNC Podesta emails showing Hillary and the DNC are corrupt.

2). Poisoned relations with Russia thus preventing Trump's pledge to improve relations, and ratcheted up military tensions with her in order to justify another totally unnecessary huge increase in U.S. spending on War & Aggression, because corporate profits and American Imperialism.

3). Allowed Democrats to not have to address why the suck on issues that 80% of working class Americans support including Republicans...like Medicare for all, ending our Forever Wars, prosecuting Banksters and other elites that are above the law.

Mish
Mish

Editor

"Glad Taibbi can see that. He's an interesting writer who does good work in the financial realm, in fact he deserves a medal for coining the "vampire squid" moniker for Goldman Sachs. However, his intense dislike of Trump sometimes leads his political observations astray."

I don't particularly care for Trump either but I would vote for him again in one second flat over Hillary or the progressives.

It's impossible to remain unbiased but I try. History shows I am an equal party basher. I support policies, not political parties. Thus, I tend to dislike whoever is in power.

Sechel
Sechel

Mueller just exonerated Trump. Trump during the past two years did nothing but attack and attempt to end the investigation. Imagine if Trump had succeeded. The cloud would have remained. Mueller investigated, he didn't find anything. The process worked. Barr and Mueller should brief Congress. I think there are legitimate questions on how both came to their conclusions on obstruction. It sure looked like obstruction but there will always be conduct a President shouldn't do, versus conduct a President is not allowed to do followed by interpretation of the statutes.

RonJ
RonJ

Democrat Judiciary Chairman: "We Know There Was Collusion"

There was collusion against Trump.

RonJ
RonJ

Taibbi accurately assesses "The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it."

The MSM has exposed itself as being a propaganda operation.

truthseeker
truthseeker

Trump continues to make a fool of himself by attacking the Saturday Night parody by Alex Baldon. Will Trump even listen to anyone?

truthseeker
truthseeker

Alec Baldwin has been doing this for quite sometime now, and it was starting to get boring so now it has a huge boost of momentum making Trump look really silly!

WildBull
WildBull

Look at the number of "criminals" that were created because their memories of emails and meetings years ago don't match. That's called obstruction of justice. They go after your friends, family and colleagues. Who that is not an insider would now want to subject himself and his own to such scrutiny. The witch hunt worked, and they aren't done with him yet.

Trump is the turd in the new world order punch bowl. He wants nothing to do with the whole one world government / one world market / NWO thing, and he is persecuted because of it. That is also why Putin is also a pariah, among other mischief he is involved in.

Muller has done his job. He has made any real opposition candidate think twice. This is the Tyranny in action.

Brother
Brother

Before the planted dossier the US Counter intelligence tried to plant evidence of collusion w/ Hillary dirt on Trump. It didn't work thankfully, can it get any easier to understand?