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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WATCH: Trump wonders if he should start taking insulin
On Tuesday, at a press conference, President Donald Trump mused aloud whether he should start taking insulin.
"I don’t use insulin. Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it," he said.
"But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?" he added a second later. "Unbelievable."
Insulin is a crucial hormone the regulates blood sugar. People who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes are incapable of producing it in their pancreas, and thus must administer it to themselves regularly through injections or pumps.
Trump muses about using insulin just for fun pic.twitter.com/PWvEhEcmTM
‘Exonerated Five’ member warns of a ‘dangerous time’ after latest Central Park incident
On CNN Tuesday, Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated Five, warned about the implications of recent racist incidents to the state of civil rights in America.
"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."
SpaceX readies for blast-off with NASA astronauts aboard
Gray skies loomed over Florida's Atlantic coast Tuesday, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission NASA has ever entrusted to a private company.
There was a 60 percent chance for favorable weather for Wednesday's flight, according to Tuesday's latest Cape Canaveral forecast.
US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been in strict quarantine for two weeks ahead of their trip on the brand-new Crew Dragon capsule, which will be propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket.
Both the capsule and the rocket were manufactured by SpaceX, the start-up founded in 2002 by the then-thirty-something Elon Musk, a brilliant and brash Mars-obsessive who made his fortune with PayPal and also created the famous Tesla electric cars.