Washington, DC – Congressional Democratic leaders insisted on Sunday that they want to see “complete” the report of special prosecutor Robert Mueller on the contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign with the Russian authorities in the 2016 elections, after receiving a summary of the Justice Department.
“Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the committees can continue their independent work, including oversight and legislation to address any problems that the report may pose,” Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives said. Senate.
Mueller’s final document concluded that no one from the Trump campaign nor the president himself conspired with the Russian authorities in the 2016 presidential election, according to a letter that the attorney general, William Barr, sent to Congress today.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and Chuck Schumer, leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, considered that Barr’s summary “raises as many questions as answers.”
“The fact that Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president from a position as serious as the obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and the underlying documentation be made public without further delay,” they said.
According to Barr, Mueller indicated that “although this report concludes that the president did not commit a crime, he does not exonerate it either.”
In this way, the document made public this Sunday leaves “unresolved if the actions and the intention of the president could be seen as an obstruction” to justice, according to Barr.
However, Barr argued that he and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, concluded that the evidence that Mueller had gathered “is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an offense of obstruction of justice.”
In this sense, Pelosi and Schumer accused Barr of having a “public record of bias” against Mueller’s investigation, for which they pointed out that “he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations on the report” .
After knowing the conclusions of the report, Trump celebrated that the document supposes “a complete and total exoneration” to his person.
In brief statements to reporters shortly before boarding a flight to Washington from the Palm Beach International Airport in South Florida, Trump added that allegations of an alleged conspiracy of his campaign with Russia have been “the most ridiculous thing “
In their statement, Pelosi and Schumer indicated that Trump’s reaction “should not be taken with any degree of credibility”, since Mueller precisely concluded that his inquiries did not fully exempt him (EFEUSA).