Mueller Report Clearing Trump Should Prompt Congress to Halt Endless Investigations

The Daily Signal | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research.

The report by special counsel Robert Mueller released Thursday by Attorney General William Barr confirms that Barr was completely accurate when he told Congress in March that Mueller found no evidence of collusion or coordination between the Trump election campaign and Russian officials.

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The second half of the nearly 450-page report also confirms Barr’s legal conclusion that there was no obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.

Portions of the report have been redacted to protect the confidentiality of grand jury material, ongoing prosecutions, and national security. But these redactions affect only a relatively small part of the overall report.

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Even with these redactions, the report makes it clear that no Americans—including no one in the Trump campaign—cooperated, coordinated, or colluded with Moscow’s attempts to influence our 2016 election.

It is also evident that—despite his anger and frustration at what he perceived to be a politically motivated investigation—the president took no actions that actually obstructed the Mueller investigation.

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Internal White House conversations and meetings described in the Mueller report make the extent of the president’s anger clear. He was innocent of the accusations being made and “thought the Russia story was developed to undermine the legitimacy of his election,” according to the report.

The inaccurate reporting of the collusion claims for two years by some in the media—and the Hillary Clinton campaign’s involvement with the Steele dossier that helped instigate the investigation—make the president’s indignation appear fully justified.

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Trump wanted Mueller fired—not because the president wanted to obstruct or undermine an...
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