Transcript for Barr mischaracterized Mueller report: Democrats
Special counsel Robert builders report finally released today. 22 month long investigation. And biting no evidence of a criminal conspiracy between president trump or members of his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The issue of obstruction of justice though is a bit more complicated. The report highlighting eleven instances of potential obstruction finding that the investigation was allowed to run its course that despite president Trump's repeated efforts to interfere listing multiple instances in which he directed White House counsel Don McGann to fire the special counsel. The report finding the president's efforts were mostly unsuccessful but that is largely because the persons who surround the president declined to carry out his orders. Mueller ultimately reaching no conclusion on obstruction of justice noting if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the fact that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice. We would so state. The special counsel. Made clear that he did not exonerate the president. And responsibility now quotes to congress. Told the president accountable for his actions. The report shows upon initially learning of the special counsel investigation the president stated this is terrible this is the end of my presidency I am expletive. Today though a much different tone the president maintaining his claims of vindication I'm having to do today do who schooled. No collision no obstruction. His reelection campaign writing in a statement president trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned and it's time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation. And again Democrats are strongly disputing those exonerating claims that are calling on Mueller to testify here on Capitol Hill next month. RC Gonzales ABC news Capitol Hill.
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