It seems like a lifetime ago when Robert Mueller wasted taxpayer dollars and government resources to launch a phony investigation against President Trump.
Everyone paying attention knew Trump in no way colluded with Russians; only liberals in the mainstream media and nefarious Deep State actors gave the hoax any credence.
Now the Hoax has finally been put to bed, thanks to a newly-released DOJ memo.
Former President Donald Trump celebrated the release of a Justice Department memo supporting Attorney General William Barr’s decision not to prosecute him for obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation.
My favorite sentence in the just released OLC memo sent to then-AG Bill Barr re: why Trump shouldn't be charged with obstruction based on the findings of the Mueller report
If you know, you know.
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) August 24, 2022
On Wednesday, Trump released a statement to his Save America PAC thanking the left-leaning government watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), for successfully suing to secure the release of the unredacted document more than three years after Robert Mueller’s inquiry came to an end.
“In the nine-page memo it was revealed that, ‘Nothing would warrant a prosecution for obstruction of justice,'” Trump said.
“It underscored that ‘Mueller had not found sufficient evidence to charge any underlying crime,’ and that the President ‘reasonably believed that the Special Counsel’s investigation was interfering with his governing agenda.'”
“The memo concluded that ‘the evidence was insufficient to support a criminal charge — even if Trump were not president,'” Trump added.
“It was stated that my ‘conduct primarily reflected a frustration with the Mueller probe and what [I] perceived to be the politics behind it,’ in addition to what I believed were absolutely flawed and Fake News reports. Sound familiar?”
Mueller, in his report, said he could not establish a criminal conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign. He also outlined 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice, including a desire by Trump to fire Mueller, but did not reach any conclusions on them.
The special counsel said he “determined not to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the president committed crimes” but that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
There’s a mini frenzy going on over this new DOJ memo from 2019, as though it reveals some sort of earth-shattering coverup. But as the memo says, there was no underlying crime for Trump to “cover up” with regard to “Russian interference.” Which was the whole point to begin with pic.twitter.com/0aUtPeVqwz
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) August 25, 2022
Before releasing Mueller’s report in April 2019, Barr said he and then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to establish Trump committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.
Trump thanked CREW for successfully suing to release the memo and alluded to the recent FBI raid of his Florida residence in a separate matter.
“CREW is devastated by these findings, that they worked so hard to ‘expose,’ but may now move on to the even more ridiculous Witch Hunt that has already caused a great Mar-a-Lago Red Wave with the voters of our Nation!” Trump said in a statement.
CREW said Barr used the memo to “undermine” Mueller’s report.
“The memo significantly twists the facts and the law to benefit Donald Trump and does not comport with a serious reading of the law of obstruction of justice or the facts as found by Special Counsel Mueller.”
Leftists are unhappy, bitter losers who’re unwilling to accept cold-hard fact solely for the purpose of smearing Former President Trump.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney