The feeling that the report of Attorney General William Barr, in the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, about the alleged contacts of Trump’s campaign with Russian authorities was incomplete, the Democratic representatives’ demand a full report copy, while the leader of the White House declares himself absolved.
The summary read by the Attorney General about a huge investigation that took Robert Mueller months to complete, has been described by the progressives as incomplete. So they are asking for the complete report because they believe that there are aspects which are not considered.
“Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the Committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise”, stated Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker, and Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader, said about Barr’s summary “It raises as many questions as it answers”.
“The fact that Special Counsel Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay,” they said.
Trump feels winner
While the flame of the legislative authority is revived, from the White House considers Robert Mueller´s report “a complete and total exoneration” of President Trump.
In brief statements to reporters shortly before boarding a flight to Washington from the Palm Beach International Airport in South Florida, the president said that the alleged conspiracy of his campaign with Russia has been “the most ridiculous thing”.
“After a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things, a lot of horrible things happened, it was just announced that there was no collusion with Russia,” He declared to the journalists.
“It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame your President had to go through this, “he added, from the steps of an Air Force One who left Palm Beach, where he had spent the weekend.
“It is a complete and total exoneration”, wound up the president, breaking the silence he kept since Friday, the day it was announced the closing of the investigation, which lasted almost two years.
“No collusion, no obstruction, complete and total exoneration. Keep America Great! “, Trump had written minutes before on Twitter after hearing the preliminary conclusions of the report.
In their statement, Pelosi and Schumer indicated that Trump’s reaction “should not be taken with any degree of credibility”, since Mueller precisely concluded that his inquiries did not fully exempt him.
The Congress in permanent debate
According to the opinion of the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Lower Chamber, what Barr said about the Mueller´s report, “does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him”
In this way, the document made public this Sunday leaves “unresolved whether the President´s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction” to justice, according to Barr.
However, Barr argued that he and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, concluded that the evidence that Mueller had gathered “is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense”
In this sense, Pelosi and Schumer accused Barr of having a “public record of bias” against Mueller’s investigation. For this reason, they pointed out that “he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report”.
There are 26 Russians accused for this, who will probably never be prosecuted in the USA. because there is no bilateral extradition treaty, but the report, according to Barr , did not find any coordination with Trump´s campaign.
Translated by: José Espinoza