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Republicans announce the Mueller report doesn’t say what it says

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Republican leaders are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation.

According to Huffington Post reporter Jen Bendry, Republicans seem to be repeating “LA LA LA LA LA THIS IS FINE LA LA LA.”

Multiple times in the report, Mueller explains that he found evidence of obstruction of justice. He further said that had there been an FBI investigation into Trump and his campaign, other crimes would likely have been found.

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Republicans leaders responded to the report by urging Americans not to believe their lying eyes.

“Today’s release of the Special Counsel’s report confirms what the President and I have said since day one: there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and there was no obstruction of justice,” Vice President Mike Pence said in a false statement. “After two years of investigation, conducted with the full cooperation of this Administration, that involved hundreds of witness interviews and millions of pages of documents, the American people can see for themselves: no collusion, no obstruction.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claimed that there was “no collusion,” which ignored the multiple cases of conspiracy cited in the Mueller report. The reason Mueller decided not to prosecute for conspiracy with Russia is that he believed those in the Trump campaign were too clueless to know not to do it.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) demanded Democrats apologize to Americans “for misleading them” when it came to the Mueller investigation.

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“Now that the Mueller Report has formally been released, two things are abundantly clear: There was no collusion with Russia, and there was no obstruction of justice,” Scalise said, apparently neglecting to read the full Mueller report.

Trump continues to proclaim he’s been vindicated on “collusion” and obstruction of justice. A former top aide to President Barack Obama, Jennifer Palmieri, noted she can’t see how Democrats can escape impeachment after the report.

“It would be a grave mistake for the country if Democrats in House allowed short-term political concerns to get in way of conducting their constitutional responsibility to hold President accountable,” she tweeted Thursday. Abdication of such responsibilities is how democracies die. ”

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Read Bendry’s full report at the Huffington Post.


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Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress

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Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.

Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.

"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."

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‘Time for a new special counsel’: Ex-DOJ inspector general calls for formal probe of Trump-Ukraine calls

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A veteran law enforcement official called for a new special counsel investigation of President Donald Trump's communications with the Ukrainian president.

An intelligence official filed a whistleblower complaint against the president, and speculation has begun to focus the report concerns Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. aid -- and former Justice Department official Michael Bromwich called for a formal probe.

"Time for a new Special Counsel," Bromwich tweeted.

Bromwich -- inspector general for the Department of Justice from 1994-1999, former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for Iran-Contra -- was responding to a summation of the allegations against Trump.

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Defiant Trump tells reporters ‘it doesn’t matter what I discussed’ with Ukrainian PM — then smears Joe Biden

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A defiant President Donald Trump said on Friday that whatever he told Ukraine's prime minister about seeking dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden wasn't important.

As reported by CNN's Jim Acosta, the president told reporters in the Oval Office that "it doesn’t matter what I discussed" recently with Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, and then pivoted to attacking Biden.

"Someone ought to look into Joe Biden," the president said.

In Oval, Trump tells reporters when asked about Ukraine and whistleblower “it doesn’t matter what i discussed” and adds “someone ought to look into Joe Biden” (per WH pool).

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