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Mar. 22, 2019: Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report sent to the Attorney General.
Mar. 24, 2019: Attorney General Barr releases summary of the Mueller's report.
April 18, 2019: Attorney General Barr releases redacted version of Mueller report.

This is a complete and total vindication of President Trump.
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel 
“The redacted report paints a stunning picture of bottomless corruption.”
DNC Chair Tom Perez 

The Attorney General

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Washington, DC ~ Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good Morning.  Thank you all for being here today.

On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations.

As I said during my Senate confirmation hearing and since, I am committed to ensuring the greatest possible degree of transparency concerning the Special Counsel’s investigation, consistent with the law.

At 11:00 this morning, I will transmit copies of a public version of the Special Counsel’s report to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.  The Department of Justice will also make the report available to the American public by posting it on the Department’s website after it has been delivered to Congress.

I would like to offer a few comments today on the report.

But before I do that, I want to thank Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for joining me here today and for his assistance and counsel throughout this process.  Rod has served the Department of Justice for many years with dedication and distinction, and it has been a great privilege and pleasure to work with him since my confirmation.  He had well-deserved plans to step back from public service that I interrupted by asking him to help in my transition.  Rod has been an invaluable partner, and I am grateful that he was willing to help me and has been able to see the Special Counsel’s investigation to its conclusion.  Thank you, Rod.

I would also like to thank Special Counsel Mueller for his service and the thoroughness of his investigation, particularly his work exposing the nature of Russia’s attempts to interfere in our electoral process.

As you know, one of the primary purposes of the Special Counsel’s investigation was to determine whether members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, or any individuals associated with that campaign, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.  Volume I of the Special Counsel’s report describes the results of that investigation.  As you will see, the Special Counsel’s report states that his “investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

I am sure that all Americans share my concerns about the efforts of the Russian government to interfere in our presidential election.  As the Special Counsel’s report makes clear, the Russian government sought to interfere in our election.  But thanks to the Special Counsel’s thorough investigation, we now know that the Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign – or the knowing assistance of any other Americans for that matter.  That is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed.

The Special Counsel’s report outlines two main efforts by the Russian government to influence the 2016 election:

First, the report details efforts by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian company with close ties to the Russian government, to sow social discord among American voters through disinformation and social media operations.  Following a thorough investigation of this disinformation campaign, the Special Counsel brought charges in federal court against several Russian nationals and entities for their respective roles in this scheme.  Those charges remain pending, and the individual defendants remain at large.

But the Special Counsel found no evidence that any Americans – including anyone associated with the Trump campaign – conspired or coordinated with the Russian government or the IRA in carrying out this illegal scheme.  Indeed, as the report states, “[t]he investigation did not identify evidence that any U.S. persons knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the IRA’s interference operation.”  Put another way, the Special Counsel found no “collusion” by any Americans in the IRA’s illegal activity.

Second, the report details efforts by Russian military officials associated with the GRU to hack into computers and steal documents and emails from individuals affiliated with the Democratic Party and the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton for the purpose of eventually publicizing those emails.  Obtaining such unauthorized access into computers is a federal crime.  Following a thorough investigation of these hacking operations, the Special Counsel brought charges in federal court against several Russian military officers for their respective roles in these illegal hacking activities.  Those charges are still pending and the defendants remain at large.

But again, the 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.  In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign “collusion” with the Russian government’s hacking.

The Special Counsel’s investigation also examined Russian efforts to publish stolen emails and documents on the internet.  The Special Counsel found that, after the GRU disseminated some of the stolen materials through its own controlled entities, DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, the GRU transferred some of the stolen materials to Wikileaks for publication.  Wikileaks then made a series of document dumps.  The Special Counsel also investigated whether any member or affiliate of the Trump campaign encouraged or otherwise played a role in these dissemination efforts.  Under applicable law, publication of these types of materials would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy.  Here too, the Special Counsel’s report did not find that any person associated with the Trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of the materials.

Finally, the Special Counsel investigated a number of “links” or “contacts” between Trump Campaign officials and individuals connected with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign.  After reviewing those contacts, the Special Counsel did not find any conspiracy to violate U.S. law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign.

So that is the bottom line.  After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.

After finding no underlying collusion with Russia, the Special Counsel’s report goes on to consider whether certain actions of the President could amount to obstruction of the Special Counsel’s investigation.  As I addressed in my March 24th letter, the Special Counsel did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment regarding this allegation.  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.

Although the Deputy Attorney General and I disagreed with some of the Special Counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we did not rely solely on that in making our decision.  Instead, we accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the evidence as presented by the Special Counsel in reaching our conclusion.

In assessing the President’s actions discussed in the report, it is important to bear in mind the context.  President Trump faced an unprecedented situation.  As he entered into office, and sought to perform his responsibilities as President, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office, and the conduct of some of his associates.  At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the President’s personal culpability.  Yet, as he said from the beginning, there was in fact no collusion.  And as the Special Counsel’s report acknowledges, there is substantial evidence to show that the President was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks.  Nonetheless, the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims.  And at the same time, the President took no act that in fact deprived the Special Counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation. Apart from whether the acts were obstructive, this evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the President had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation.

Now, before I take questions, I want to address a few aspects of the process for producing the public report that I am releasing today.  As I said several times, the report contains limited redactions relating to four categories of information.  To ensure as much transparency as possible, these redactions have been clearly labelled and color-coded so that readers can tell which redactions correspond to which categories.

As you will see, most of the redactions were compelled by the need to prevent harm to ongoing matters and to comply with court orders prohibiting the public disclosure of information bearing upon ongoing investigations and criminal cases, such as the IRA case and the Roger Stone case.

These redactions were applied by Department of Justice attorneys working closely together with attorneys from the Special Counsel’s Office, as well as with the intelligence community, and prosecutors who are handling ongoing cases.  The redactions are their work product.  

Consistent with long-standing Executive Branch practice, the decision whether to assert Executive privilege over any portion of the report rested with the President of the United States.  Because the White House voluntarily cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, significant portions of the report contain material over which the President could have asserted privilege.  And he would have been well within his rights to do so.  Following my March 29th letter, the Office of the White House Counsel requested the opportunity to review the redacted version of the report in order to advise the President on the potential invocation of privilege, which is consistent with long-standing practice.  Following that review, the President confirmed that, in the interests of transparency and full disclosure to the American people, he would not assert privilege over the Special Counsel’s report.  Accordingly, the public report I am releasing today contains redactions only for the four categories that I previously outlined, and no material has been redacted based on executive privilege.

In addition, earlier this week, the President’s personal counsel requested and were given the opportunity to read a final version of the redacted report before it was publicly released.  That request was consistent with the practice followed under the Ethics in Government Act, which permitted individuals named in a report prepared by an Independent Counsel the opportunity to read the report before publication.  The President’s personal lawyers were not permitted to make, and did not request, any redactions.

In addition to making the redacted report public, we are also committed to working with Congress to accommodate their legitimate oversight interests with respect to the Special Counsel’s investigation.  We have been consulting with Chairman Graham and Chairman Nadler throughout this process, and we will continue to do so.

Given the limited nature of the redactions, I believe that the publicly released report will allow every American to understand the results of the Special Counsel’s investigation.  Nevertheless, in an effort to accommodate congressional requests, we will make available to a bipartisan group of leaders from several Congressional committees a version of the report with all redactions removed except those relating to grand-jury information.  Thus, these members of Congress will be able to see all of the redacted material for themselves – with the limited exception of that which, by law, cannot be shared.

I believe that this accommodation, together with my upcoming testimony before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, will satisfy any need Congress has for information regarding the Special Counsel’s investigation.

Once again, I would like to thank you all for being here today.  I now have a few minutes for questions.

Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
April 18, 2019


“President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever.  There is simply no denying that ‘spying did occur’ on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, as Attorney General Barr himself noted in testimony before Congress.  Barr went on to testify that there was a 'failure among a group of leaders there at the upper echelon [of the FBI]… [and] I feel I have an obligation to make sure that government power is not abused.’  Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era DOJ and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people.  Justice will be served.”

- Brad Parscale, Campaign Manager

Republican National Committee
April 18, 2019

RNC Statement on the Mueller Report's Finding of No Collusion:

WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on the release of the Mueller Report:

"This is a complete and total vindication of President Trump," said Chairwoman McDaniel. “It is increasingly clear that the only scandal here is the Obama administration’s repeated failure to act against Russian cyber meddling. Instead, they prioritized spying on a political opponent – the Trump campaign – and used a phony DNC-funded dossier as justification.

"It is now time to get to the bottom of how an investigation based off of fake and partisan information began in the first place. After two years and over $35 million, American taxpayers deserve answers and the integrity of our democratic process depends on ensuring this never happens again."

Republican National Committee
April 18, 2019 - Michael Joyce

Since we already know how the Democrats are going to respond to the public Mueller report today, if you’re going to play along with the Democrat games to move the goalposts and continue their political vendetta against President Trump, then keep track of their responses by playing  “Easily Predictable Dem Responses to Mueller Report BINGO!”

Americans for Limited Government
For Immediate Release                   Contact: Robert Romano
April 18, 2019                                   

Mueller report vindicates Trump, no conspiracy or coordination with Russia

April 18, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response the final report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller:

“Robert Mueller’s report is a slam dunk vindication of President Trump, who was the victim of an intelligence agency operation designed to entrap him and those around him in process crime snares, even as they knew that there was not a sufficient basis to say there was any conspiracy by Trump, his campaign or any American with Russia to interfere with the election.  Mueller himself writes that ‘the evidence was not sufficient to charge that any member of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with representatives of the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election,’ which was defined as operations to do with hacking the DNC and John Podesta emails and an inconsequential social media campaign by a Russian company.

“This is unequivocal, but not a surprise to anyone who was profiteering off of this fake news driven conspiracy theory.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who is no friend to President Trump, said in March 2017, ‘We had no evidence of collusion.’

“Additionally, lead FBI investigator and proven Trump hater, Peter Strzok texted his then lover, FBI agent Lisa Page, that ‘there’s no big there there’ in talking about the Russia case.

“And even former CIA Director Michael Morell is quoted in March 2017 as saying, ‘There is no fire, at all.’
“Yet our nation and those associated with the Trump campaign, transition team and administration were subjected to about a three-year long investigation, including nearly two years by a special counsel who was appointed to investigate something that everyone knew was false. 

“Professional Trump critics like former CIA Director John Brennan were regulars on MSNBC stoking the collusion fires later claiming that he perhaps had ‘bad information.’ The partisan media outlets like ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC along with the entire Corporation for Public Broadcasting taxpayer funded hierarchy breathlessly repeated planted rumor after planted rumor promising viewers that this time, they really had Donald Trump. 

“And today in the aftermath of the collapse of their delusion, they cling to their age old approach to attack the messenger, Attorney General William Barr, because the pedestal they had built for the special counsel was too high for them to tear down in time to not have egg on their faces.

“No conspiracy with Russia by Trump is great news for America.  One could hope that the left-wing corporate media machines will learn a lesson and return to journalism, but that is not what they are — instead they are advocates getting paid to culturally transform America. If anything good is to come out of this national embarrassment, it is my hope that the media emperors who have been running around with no clothes are finally seen for the frauds that they are, and as a result, the public denies them the one thing they need — viewers and listeners.  In doing so those who have perpetuated this Russian collusion fraud through hours upon hours of anti-Trump coverage will be denied the dollars from selling soap to those very viewers who they colluded to trick into believing that Donald Trump was a traitor to his country.

“Now, the Attorney General needs to get to work to determine who abused the legal protections in place to stop this kind of intelligence abuse and take all available measures against them to make certain that this never happens again, as well as recommend reforms to ensure that the FISA Court ceases to be a rubber stamp for spying.”

To view online: https://getliberty.org/2019/04/mueller-report-vindicates-trump-no-conspiracy-or-coordination-with-russia/
Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 1 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
April 18, 2019

Pelosi, Schumer Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following joint statement calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide public testify in the House and Senate as soon as possible.

“Attorney General 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. The American people deserve to hear the truth.”
Chairs of Six House Committees
Apr 18, 2019


Washington, DC – Today, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel, and Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal issued the following joint statement on the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report:
“Despite a series of statements and letters by Attorney General Barr which mischaracterized Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings – beginning with his four-page summary almost a month ago, his congressional testimony last week, and today’s misleading press conference – the Special Counsel’s report speaks for itself and explicitly does not exonerate the president. Attorney General Barr misrepresented important aspects of the Special Counsel’s findings and provided the White House advance access to the report.
“Taken as a whole, Mueller’s report paints a damning portrait of lies that appear to have materially impaired the investigation, a body of evidence of improper contacts with a foreign adversary, and serious allegations about how President Trump sought to obstruct a legitimate, and deeply important, counterintelligence investigation.
“We are profoundly troubled by the astonishing efforts by President Trump identified in the report to obstruct the investigation, including his attempts to remove the Special Counsel and encourage witnesses to lie and to destroy or conceal evidence.  In direct contradiction to the statements of the Attorney General this morning that the Special Counsel did not consider Department of Justice policy against indicting a sitting president, the Special Counsel stated that ‘fairness concerns counseled against potentially reaching that judgment [of criminal conduct] when no charges can be brought.’ Nor do we believe it was the Attorney General’s place to make such a judgment, either, and it is now apparent that the Special Counsel expressed no desire to have Barr make that decision himself. Instead, as the Special Counsel undoubtedly anticipated, it must fall to Congress to assess the President’s improper, corrupt and immoral conduct in an effort to obstruct the investigation.
“Despite redactions that appear to obscure important details, the Special Counsel’s report finds that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election in a ‘sweeping and systematic’ fashion in order to assist the candidacy of Donald Trump, and that the Trump campaign was aware of those efforts and expected it would benefit electorally from Russia’s efforts. Contrary to Attorney General Barr’s statements, the report catalogues the extensive interactions between Russian officials and agents and Trump campaign associates of a profoundly compromising nature. The report details how Russia deployed a multi-faceted intelligence operation and sought to exploit and influence the Trump campaign and transition, while the Trump campaign, beginning with candidate Trump, sought to benefit from a hostile foreign intelligence operation.
“The report also details the multiple convictions of Trump campaign officials and associates secured by the Special Counsel for crimes related to obstructing the investigation, which hampered the investigation, according to the Special Counsel.  In addition, the report outlines efforts to destroy evidence, conceal evidence through encrypted apps, and otherwise interfere with the Special Counsel’s ability to conduct this investigation.  This apparent coordinated effort to cover up illicit contacts and links with Russia should concern all Americans, whether or not criminal charges were brought.  
“Although the details of the report are shocking, much of it still remains redacted and many questions remain.  We must get the full report and the underlying evidence, including grand jury material, in order to perform our constitutional duties, including deciding whether new legislation is necessary. Special Counsel Mueller’s fact-gathering has concluded. It is now Congress’ responsibility to review and assess the evidence.”

Democratic National Committee

April 18, 2019

DNC on Mueller Report

In response to the release of the redacted Mueller report, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Now that we have seen some of this report, it’s obvious Congress needs to see all of it.  Rather than act as the American people’s lawyer, the attorney general has become the president’s lawyer.
“The redacted report paints a stunning picture of bottomless corruption.  When a foreign adversary attacked our democracy, Donald Trump and his team were thrilled to reap the benefits.  When an investigation was launched to get to the bottom of that effort, he launched a two-year interference campaign to conceal the truth from the American people.
“Donald Trump has spent his entire presidency engaged in a nonstop campaign of obstruction, intimidation, and abuse of power. No one is above the law.”

Pete Buttigieg tweet
The Mueller report is a disturbing if not completely surprising collection of evidence that shows a president putting his own interests ahead of the country’s. Today again demonstrates why we need to change the channel in 2020.

Julián for the Future
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Contact: Sawyer Hackett

Secretary Julián Castro Issues Statement on Special Counsel Report

SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 18, 2019) – On Thursday, April 18, 2019, presidential candidate, former Obama Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Mayor of San Antonio, Julián Castro, issued the following statement on the release of the Special Counsel investigation’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
       “The Special Counsel report released today makes clear: Donald Trump publicly and privately asked for, and received, assistance from the Russian government in interfering in the 2016 presidential election. From his firing of the FBI director to his documented attempts to undermine the Special Counsel, Donald Trump sought to conceal the truth from the American people.
       “Far from exonerating anyone, the Special Counsel report exposed disgraceful behavior on the part of Donald Trump and his inner circle—both in seeking assistance from a foreign adversary and attempting to cover it up after the fact.
       “Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be summoned to testify in front of Congress and the American people. Congress should investigate and determine whether Donald Trump’s actions outlined by the Special Counsel warrant obstruction of justice."
About Secretary Julián Castro
Julián Castro served as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014-2017. Before that, he was Mayor of his native San Antonio, Texas — the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city at the time. In 2012, he gave a rousing keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, during which he described the American Dream as a relay to be passed from generation to generation. In 2018, Castro founded Opportunity First, an organization to invest in the next generation of progressive leaders. In October 2018, Little, Brown published Castro’s memoir, An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream. On January 12, 2019, Secretary Castro announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Follow Julián Castro on TwitterFacebook and InstagramJulianfortheFuture.com and Julianparaelfuturo.com.
Friends of John Delaney
April 18, 2019

Delaney Statement on the Mueller Report

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – Following the release of the redacted Mueller report, presidential candidate John Delaney releases the following statement:

"The origin of the Mueller investigation was the existence of extensive Russian interference in the 2016 election, which remains one of the most consequential events in the history of American election integrity.
"The findings of the Mueller Report confirm the fact that Trump tried to limit, or even thwart, an investigation into these activities, and in doing so put the election security of the United States of America at risk.
"With the noise surrounding the report we should not lose sight of this: The integrity of our elections were threatened by a foreign power - all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed this. For his own self-interest, the President tried to act like this didn't happen.
"Imagine a foreign warship parked off our shores and a President ignoring it? This to me is a central conclusion from the last two years and we should never lose sight of this. The truth is we need a President who always puts the security of our nation first. No matter what."

Bernie 2020
April 18, 2019

Sanders' Statement on Muller Report Release 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today issued the following statement on Attorney General William Barr's release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report:

"It is clear that Donald Trump wanted nothing more than to shut down the Mueller investigation. While we have more detail from today's report than before, Congress must continue its investigation into Trump's conduct and any foreign attempts to influence our election. We must also work to do everything we can to protect our future elections from the significant threat of foreign interference, and I call on President Trump and Republican leadership to stop obstructing the necessary work to protect our democracy." 

Swalwell for America

APRIL 18, 2019                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DUBLIN, CA – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Congressman Eric Swalwell called Thursday for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to resign immediately, given his misconduct regarding the full report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“You can be the President’s defense attorney or America’s Attorney General, but you can’t be both. William Barr was tainted from the moment he sent an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department panning Robert Mueller’s obstruction investigation, way back in June 2018,” Swalwell said. “It seems clear now that his memo was a job application that President Trump happily accepted, knowing he’d get an Attorney General willing to bury the facts.”

“Barr never should have been confirmed, but once confirmed, he should have recused himself from all oversight of the Mueller investigation,” Swalwell added. “He came to this job already biased. Today, he made a show of allegiance to the President over the American people by declaring ‘no collusion’ and excusing the President on the basis of his emotional state. He has proved that he’s an embedded Trump ally who puts this President’s political future above of the rule of law. That makes him unfit to serve. He must resign.”

Mueller's 22-month investigation resulted in indictments against 34 people and three entities on nearly 200 separate criminal charges. Five Trump associates have been convicted of various crimes, and another is awaiting trial.

“Bottom line: The Russian government interfered in our election. The President needs to publicly acknowledge that he should have accepted the word of his intelligence chiefs over that of Vladimir Putin,” Swalwell said. “Also, it sounds like the report suggests the President obstructed justice, but Barr excused him of that because the President was frustrated by the critical coverage he was receiving from the press. That’s not a temperament worthy of the President of the United States. Anger cannot be a defense for a President defying the rule of law.”

“It’s Congress’ job to clean up this mess. Judiciary Chairman Nadler has requested that Special Counsel Mueller appear before our committee as soon as possible. We must hear directly from Mueller, not a conflicted Attorney General, about this investigation’s findings and conclusions.”

Marianne Williamson for President
April 18, 2019

Statement from Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson on Attorney General William Barr and the Mueller Report 

Sacramento – “To use the role of Attorney General for the purposes of political messaging is a profound degradation of the purpose of the office; William Barr has shown himself to be just another political lackey who serves to do the President’s bidding above all else. The president kept saying he wanted to find his Roy Cohn, and apparently he has.”

For more information: www.marianne2020.com
Contact: Press@marianne2020.com


Kamala Harris for the People
April 18, 2019

Cory 2020
April 18, 2019 fundraising email


After a blatantly partisan press conference this morning to pre-emptively defend the president before the release of the Mueller Report, we finally got to see it.

Not only were several pages completely blacked out with redactions, the administration released it as an unsearchable PDF -- something that, with 2019's technology, probably isn't an accident.

We found a way to fix that. You can find a searchable copy of the public Mueller Report here. (Share it far and wide.)

As we dig through the report, the attorney general’s initial summary looks more and more like part of a partisan cover-up. Mueller’s conclusions about what happened in the 2016 election and in the aftermath of the Comey firing are deeply troubling -- and they require a serious review from Congress.

Cory is demanding full transparency, and full accountability -- and he won’t stop until the American people get it. Here’s a simple way you can help: ADD YOUR NAME to strengthen the power of this public demand.

Thank you -- more as we know it,

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Need to Impeach
April 18, 2019

Tom Steyer Statement on Attorney General Barr’s Press Conference

Today, Attorney General Barr held a press conference to defend Donald Trump and fend off questions of collusion on the president’s behalf. In response, Tom Steyer released the following statement:

“William Barr took an oath to be the people’s attorney, and instead, has spent his tenure reciting Donald Trump’s talking points,” said Need to Impeach Founder Tom Steyer. “Since day one of this investigation, Donald Trump has done everything in his power to hide the truth from the American people, and William Barr has become a willing accomplice to this deceit. The only way to get the full, uncensored truth for the American people is to begin impeachment hearings now.”


Tom Steyer Statement on the Release of the Censored Mueller Report

Today, the Justice Department released a censored version of the Mueller report. In response, Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer released the following statement:

“It’s clear from what we are learning from the heavily-redacted Mueller Report, and what we already know from the multiple indictments and convictions of people close to President Trump, that Trump has obstructed justice to cover-up his multiple crimes and financial corruption,” said Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer.

“Congress now knows that AG Barr is enabling Trump, and that he is not concerned with getting the truth to the American people. It is time for Congress to step up and use its constitutional power to hold the president accountable. Starting impeachment hearings is the only way to ensure that the full truth is laid before the American people.”