"Look, it may well be the case - and we're guessing because we haven't seen the report, that the special counsel has concluded there's insufficient evidence to charge the President or members of his campaign with conspiring with the Russians", said Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
Rosenstein oversaw the day-to-day operations of the special counsel's work after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from Russia-related matters. "They've done so many evil things".
They also raised questions about Barr's conclusion on obstruction of justice, citing a memo he sent to the Justice Department before his confirmation arguing it would be "fatally misconceived" that Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey could be the basis of an obstruction of justice inquiry.
Trump also still faces potential legal peril in the future from the Southern District of New York's investigation into the use of hush money during the campaign and other probes.
Barr said in the four-page letter that Muller's report cleared President Trump and his associates of colluding with Russian Federation to interfere in the 2016 election.
House Democrats' immediate goal is to get the full Mueller report public and obtain the underlying evidence the investigation collected from 500 search warrants, nearly 300 warrants for electronic data and 13 requests to foreign governments that took place during the special counsel's 22-month investigation. Those candidates hit a strikingly similar note on Sunday, calling for the full report to be made public and casting doubt on Barr's summary of it.
Trump cheered the outcome but also had earlier showed his resentment after two years of investigations that have shadowed his administration.Читайте также: Kansas State Basketball: Barry Brown limited in upset loss
Mr. Mueller did not recommend prosecution for obstruction of justice, but left the decision up to Mr.
Mueller's team of 19 lawyers - along with help from roughly 40 other experts and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents - issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed almost 500 search warrants, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses, according to Barr's letter.
A close ally says President Donald Trump felt a sense of relief after learning special counsel Robert Mueller's report had cleared him of conspiring with the Russian government.
The White House immediately proclaimed victory after the letter indicating that Mueller's team could not prove collusion became public on Sunday, though that proclamation could be premature.
But that strategy risks political backlash for Democrats if they are viewed as overreaching and probing into an area that has already been exhaustively investigated by a special counsel whose investigation turned up no criminal wrongdoing.
The Republican senator said it was "absurd" for reporters to suggest his partisan interests would disqualify him from doing his job, which was to speak on behalf of Trump and the Republican Party.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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