President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani called Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter “complete exoneration” and told CNN’s Dana Bash that Robert Mueller’s findings were “better than I expected.”
Similarly, Jay Sekulow said that because Mueller didn’t find “conspiracy” then any efforts to obstruct justice are void because there was no crime.
“I mean, I’d like it all to happen because if it doesn’t, somebody’s going to say there’s something hidden there,” Giuliani said. “Let me say this for the 400th time, the president did not do anything wrong. He didn’t engage in collusion. I think now that’s proven beyond any doubt. And he did not engage in any kind of obstruction of justice known to man. Unless he can obstruct justice somewhere in the head, this is ridiculous.”
Giuliani also admitted that he has been involved in talking with former Watergate prosecutors this week, but did not explain why.
Both Giuliani and Sekulow would not commit to publishing the documents to the public. It’s unclear why they would refuse transparency if they believe the president was exonerated.
“Look, no crime was committed, so what’s he going to do obstruct an investigation of no crime?” Giuliani repeated.
The fact isn’t true. An excellent example would be that Martha Stewart was charged and convicted with obstruction of justice when there was no underlying crime charged.
Mueller’s report has not yet been released, but Barr wrote a summary letter with his own findings on the report.
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