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Top Democrat: There's No Collusion, But We're Going to Investigate Trump Anyway

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It's been less than 24-hours since Attorney General Bill Barr released the conclusions of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation. In a four-page summary, Barr explained the investigation found no collusion with Russia and no obstruction of justice.

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"The Special Counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election," the report says. 

"After reviewing the Special Counsel's final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense," Barr continued.

But to leading Democrats, two years, 2800 subpoenas and 500 witnesses just wasn't enough. 

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler is vowing to keep the witch hunt going and rejects Mueller's findings. He is convinced President Trump engaged in obstruction. Previously, he expressed 100 percent faith in Mueller's credibility.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also issued a delusional statement on Mueller's findings.

“Attorney General Barr’s letter raises as many questions as it answers.  The fact that Special Counsel Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay.  Given Mr. Barr’s public record of bias against the Special Counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report," Pelosi and Schumer said. “And most obviously, for the president to say he is completely exonerated directly contradicts the words of Mr. Mueller and is not to be taken with any degree of credibility. Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the Committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise.  The American people have a right to know.”

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