Mueller's report states that "the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion". Early in the day, Trump tweeted he had "nothing to do with Russian Federation helping me get elected".
Trump reacted Thursday, a day after special counsel Robert Mueller spoke about his investigation into Russian Federation election meddling and contacts with the Trump presidential campaign.
Robert Mueller's mini-press conference yesterday had what must have been the intended effect: it cast another cloud over President Trump, and gave rise to renewed talk about impeachment among Democrats. Because the 2020 campaign may be marred once again by Russian influence, the House must not only get to the bottom of the Trump-Russia connection in 2016 it must explore ways of preventing a similar debacle in 2020.
"In terms of the impeachment process, it's not mandated by the Constitution", said Schiff. Mueller may well have told Barr that he had not reached a determination on obstruction, and that he saw no reason to do so. "I think Mueller is a true never Trumper".
Instead, Mueller has implied the question is best left to Congress. Attorney General William Barr said the behavior Mueller detailed in his investigation did not constitute obstruction.
"Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider", Mueller said during a televised statement. "So I am totally schizophrenic right now about all of the different things that are in there", Dingell said on MSNBC's "MTP Daily", referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's report. In a public statement earlier this week, Mueller pointedly denied that his investigation exonerated Trump of wrongdoing.
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Haberman also pointed out that Mueller's address to the media about his report and how it was interpreted likely "spooked" President Donald Trump because it was made in his "public relations language".
Mr Trump also said Mr Mueller should have investigated law enforcement officials who the president claims tried to undermine him.
"You know who got me elected?" He said that Mueller "could have reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity".
"The report is my testimony", Mueller said.
The report found no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to tip the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor.
Whether or not Democrats follow what Robert Mueller hinted at depends on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Schiff told Cooper. "He knows that he will be savaged by the White House for anything that he says that's critical of the President and he wants to resist being drawn into this".