Atiku congratulates Trump as U.S. president is cleared of Russian Federation collusion

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Trump's repeated insistence on his own innocence in the question of possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election was validated by Barr's letter, and Trump has had no more consistent an insistence over the past two years than that the Mueller probe was misguided.

"To date, the attorney general has followed through on his commitments to Congress".

"There are a lot of people out there that have done some very, very evil things, very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country", Trump told reporters at the White House on March 25, without mentioning anyone by name or citing specific actions.

U.S. Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, blocked another attempt by Democrats to get special counsel Robert Mueller's report released to the public, saying Mueller and the Justice Department need time to wrap up the 21-month-long review.

"And if the investigators on Capitol Hill want to continue, it will be seen as. partisan", she said of House Democrats and the probes of all things Trump that the chairmen of several oversight committees say will not stand down. But asked on Monday if Mueller had acted honourably, Trump said: "Yes".

The heads of the committees asked Barr to send them the full Mueller report by April 2 and start sending Congress the underlying documents the same day.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday branded the mainstream media the "enemy" and the "opposition party" after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion, accusing journalists of covering the Russian Federation probe unfairly.

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The president and his allies have misleadingly claimed "total exoneration" by Special Counsel Mueller, when, in fact, the probe only said, in a report that remains confidential, no evidence was found of any collusion by Trump campaign with Russians.

First of all, Barr must make Mueller's entire report available to Congress.

He didn't name names, but Trump has spent months railing against former Justice Department officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, accusing them of an illegal witch hunt for the goal of delegitimizing his presidency.

The challenges for Democrats come as Trump has made clear he's fired up to go on offense against those who propelled the narrative that he colluded with Russian Federation to win the 2016 election.

At the same time, Cornyn urged the release of as much of the Mueller report as possible, consistent with Justice Department regulations and USA law. "And didn't let him know or your voters in SC know that you were the one that told John McCain to pass the dossier on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

So Graham said on Monday that Washington must return its focus to that storyline because of what he said it may reveal about the abuse of power by the administration of President Barack Obama. But the probe left unresolved the question of whether Trump engaged in obstruction of justice.

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