Mar 25, 2019
By Jane Brown
It was a good day for Donald Trump on Sunday.
“There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction, none whatsoever,” the U.S. President told reporters in Florida after U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a memo on the Mueller report which has determined that the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russian government’s efforts to tip the 2016 presidential election in his favour.
(The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and his wife, Ann, near the White House after attending church on Sunday. Photo Credit: Cliff Owen/Associated Press)
Special counsel Robert Mueller did not however reach a determination on whether Trump obstructed justice in attempting to interfere in the collusion investigation, leaving to the Attorney General to state the U.S. President had not.
Democrats are crying foul. Presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, among many others, want to see the full report.
Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s investigation shed light on Russia’s assault on the American political system, painted the Trump campaign as eager to exploit the release of hacked Democratic emails to hurt his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and exposed lies by Trump aides aimed at covering up their Russia related contacts.