The husband of one of Trump’s senior advisers says “there is a cancer in the presidency: President Donald J. Trump.”
The 448-page document, which was lightly redacted, contains numerous bombshells about Trump-Russia contacts and potential obstruction of justice.
Prosecutors prefaced their conclusion with a significant caveat that Attorney General William Barr did not mention.
There are varying estimates on the redaction. The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica says it’s 6%, The Wall Street Journal says it’s 12.4%.
“Congress must continue its investigation into Trump’s conduct and any foreign attempts to influence our election,” said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the report states.
Pelosi and Schumer said the “report paints a disturbing picture of a president who has been weaving a web of deceit, lies and improper behavior.”
“Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgement,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Thursday.
Mueller said in his final report that his team made 14 criminal referrals to other prosecutors for issues that Mueller believed were outside his scope.
On multiple instances, Donald Trump Jr. re-tweeted Russian propaganda accounts interfering in the 2016 election with false claims of voter fraud.