Friday Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report to the Department of Justice.
Sunday Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress a summary of what he explained the report found.
President Trump has tweeted so far on Monday 4 times, and re-tweeted himself 3 times.
1. Quote from Fox News Anchor Bret Baier.
2. Quote from AG Barr’s Summary Letter.
3. Quotes MSNBC News
4. Fox & Friends Clip
Since the Mueller report was turned in, President Trump allies, have said the President was cleared. Those calls of course have doubled and tripled since the public release of Barr’s summary to Congress.
The Democrats as Alien notes here, have also taken to the idea that President is cleared now and all is well?
What’s important to remember, the summary is not a report, the summary is just that, key takeaways that Barr and Deputy Rod Rosenstein felt the most pressing to submit to Congress, before a redacted version of the actual Mueller report is made available, which Barr notes in his summary he intends to release.
Also important to remember, according to a Department of Justice Official, Robert Mueller, had no hand in crafting this summary.
There are three things inside the report that matter, or could matter, one, Mueller blames the Russian’s for hacking the DNC email server.
- The Special Counsel found that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks. (pg. 1)
The summary notes that President Trump and members of his campaign did not conspire with the Russian government.
- The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: *“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” (pg. 1)
*as has been noted by several people on Twitter, the quotes chosen for the summary seem to come from the middle of sentences so the context of the quotes is unknown.
The third thing to note about the summary is Special Counsel Robert Mueller, did not make a case for or against President Trump as to whether he committed Obstruction of Justice.
- The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion – one way or the other – as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. (pg. 3)
Barr adds that he and Deputy AG Rosenstein have made the legal determination that President Trump did not commit Obstruction of Justice in terms of provability beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president. (pg. 3)
Barr quotes Mueller’s report again it appears the quote is again not a complete sentence from the report itself.
- The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
In short based on the summary itself, IMO, it only leaves more questions than it answers, and shows that the Mueller Report, needs released to the public, in order for us to move forward.
5. President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Joint Presser.
President Trump welcomed Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Monday.
After the joint press conference President Trump singed a proclamation that recognizes Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel.
6. Video Montage set to music.
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