US Attorney Robert Mueller in his special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 elections concluded that President Trump’s campaign did not conspire or coordinated with Russia.
Mueller stated, “While the report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” The Russian Government interfered in the 2016 Presidential Elections with the goal of harming Hillary Clinton’s campaign, which boosted the candidacy of Donald Trump and increased political discord in the country.
The evidences developed during Robert Muller’s special investigation were not sufficient to conclude that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense, one of the so-called “high crimes and misdemeanors” that can lead to impeachment. Thereby, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General William Barr exonerated Trump clearing that his campaign did not coordinate with the Russian government to benefit the 2016 elections.
Trump and his allies greeted Barr’s letter as an all-out triumph as they supported the fact that there was No Collusion with Russia. Trump said that it was a hoax and a witch-hunt in which he was vindicated.
The Democrats in Congress were at discontent with William Bar’s conclusion and wanted the full report stated by Robert Mueller. The US Attorney and politician, Jerry Nadler, in a press conference on Sunday evening said if necessary, he would use subpoena power to see Robert Mueller’s full report and documentation.
Nadler, along with Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings released a joint statement, which cast further doubt on Barr’s conclusion. They said, “It is unacceptable that, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent 22 months meticulously uncovering this evidence, Attorney General Barr made a decision not to charge the President in under 48 hours. The Attorney General did so without even interviewing the President.”
An evidence of intent to obstruct is required to prosecute the President for obstruction of Justice. Even though the President fired the former FBI Chief James Comey and unleashed regular torrents of abuse on Twitter about the investigation, his actions expressed his anger as he did not break any law and legally he was not at fault. In addition, the verdict of Mueller report and the interpretation that it amounts to a “not guilty” conclusion is an enormous fillip to Donald Trump and his party.