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Democrats didn’t get what they wanted from the Special Counsel investigation. President Donald Trump wasn’t indicted or impeached. The 2016 election wasn’t overturned due to collusion. Hillary Clinton still isn’t president.

So, what’s the party to do when it doesn’t get its way? Demand Special Counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress.

Top Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify “as soon as possible” before Congress about his office’s report regarding Russian involvement in the 2016 race.

Additionally, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York set a deadline of “no later than May 23” in a letter to Mueller.

The requests came the same day at Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report to the public.

In a news conference from the Justice Department prior to the report’s release, Barr reiterated the conclusions of the report, which he had addressed in a four page summary of it issued on March 24.

“(T)he Special Counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking operations,” Barr said on Thursday. “In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign ‘collusion’ with the Russian government’s hacking.”

Barr also addressed allegations that President Donald Trump sought to obstruction justice during the course of the Mueller investigation.

“As I addressed in my March 24th letter, the Special Counsel did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment regarding this allegation,” the attorney general said. “Instead, the report recounts ten episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal theories for connecting these actions to elements of an obstruction offense.”

“After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr said.

The DOJ head was asked about Mueller’s absence from the news conference, given it was his report.

“It’s not (his report),” Barr answered. “It’s a report he did for me as the attorney general. He is required under the regulation to provide me with a confidential report. I’m here to discuss my response to that report, and my decision, entirely discretionary to make it public.”

In a joint statement on Thursday, Pelosi and Schumer said, “Attorney General [William] Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality.”

“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible,” they continued. “The American people deserve to hear the truth.”

Nadler tweeted a copy of a letter he wrote to Mueller requesting his appearance before the Judiciary Committee “no later than May 23.”

“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings,” he wrote.

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48 Comments
  • Ginny says:

    Have to agree with people’s comments, Democrats have become the Worthless Party Of America!
    Their selfish thirst for Power & Control has consumed their little Communist Brains!

    I’m tired of Democrats trying to make something out of nothing, Lying to the American People, and using Nazi
    tactics ( Take Our Money Green Deal) , trying to Over Power anyone that disagrees with them and using this On American People. We see you are Control Freak Nazi’s Enough is Enough!! Stop!!!

  • Bill says:

    Those degenerates have been after him ever since they found that crooked Hillary had lost!! They were talking about impeachment almost the same night!! Then they paid for that phony dossier, hoping (in their demented minds) that they would have the “goods” to get rid of him, holding onto the delusion that if they could get rid of him, they could stick Hillary in his place. Well, it doesn’t work like that. Then they stuck the mental case Nancy in as Speaker, even though they knew that she was the evil one that shoved Obamacare down our throats, even after we kept saying that we didn’t want it. With those monsters, the will of the people is never considered, and never has been their goal. Trump needs to declare martial law, then order the mass arrest of every democommie who holds office, on both the federal and state level. Then he needs to arrest and deport every single moooslum and deport them, as they all read from the same satanic book that calls for the death of each of us if we don’t bow to their evil cult. Then he needs to arrest and deport every illegal that is in our prison system, and all the illegals who have been waving their country’s flag while holding their hand out for our free tax dollars. Once he cleans out the contents-of-an-outhouse from our country, then we can return to life as we love it, without all the seditionists and anarchists who are trying to overthrow our form of government.

  • Patriot 1951 says:

    It’s obvious from this action by Pelosi, et. al., that the House and Senate Democrats can’t read for themselves! What do they need: a coloring book version of the Mueller Report? Something along the lines of “Dick and Jane” that their infantile brains can comprehend? Hillary lost. Get over it! Find something more productive to do with your time like addressing veteran homelessness or the crisis at the border!

  • LST says:

    I agree that people had better not slack off the next election, everyone needs to vote so Trump will win by a truly historical record landslide which would send an incredibly loud & clear message to the demonrat assholes. And vote every last one of those losers out. And I hope to God our next president we elect in ’24 will be yet another republican.

  • Evangeline says:

    EVIL DEMS! TRYING TO SAVE FACE AND KEEP THE ATTENTION OFF OF HILLARY/OBAMA CRIMES. THEY WANT TO HARASS TRUMP UNTIL THE DAY HE LEAVES OFFICE. EVIL PEOPLE! JUST DO YOUR JOBS FOR ONCE, YOU DO NOTHING WASTES OF PAYROLL!

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