Transcript for President Trump claims 'complete and total exoneration' after Mueller report
to Washington after spending the weekend keeping a low profile at mar-a-lago. There were no tweets about the Mueller report after it was turned in on Friday. Not until today when we got news of the attorney general's summary. No collusion, no conspiracy with the Russians. I want to bring in Cecilia Vega. The president said a lot what he has maintained all along. Let's listen. After a long investigation, ter so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side where a lot of bad things happened, a lot of horrible things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country, it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia. The most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia. Cecelia on Friday night, no more indictments from Robert Mueller. A huge sigh of relief for those closest to the president. Now tonight no collusion. This white house has to be feeling good tonight. Yeah, David. You could see it in president trump. He walked over to the cameras. He wanted to take a victory lap. For 22 months this has been a cloud hanging over this white house. Now tonight everyone of the president's allies, the president himself, the message is we told you so. Sarah Sanders saying quote the findings of the department of justice are a total and complete exoneration of the president of the United States. For president trump, David, this is personal. He said as much today. He said he was -- it was a shame the country and that he had to go through this. David, tonight his re-election campaign is out fund-raising off these findings. They sent a text message to supporters saying now it's time to fight back. Cecilia Vega, you've been covering this for the 22 months. Thanks to you. Let's get to Dan Abrams. I want to break this down for folks at home. This summary and Robert Mueller was very clear. The summary rights he did not find the trump campaign conspired with Russia. It doesn't get any clearer. They did point out the report outlines the Russia effort to influence the election, but no connection to the trump campaign which was the key. The Russians meddled, but no conclusion. On obstruction of justice Robert Mueller wrote this report doesn't conclude that the president committed a crime. It also does not exonerate him. The special counsel determined not to make a prosecutorial judgment. That says to me he thought the president was immune from prosecution so he wasn't going to make a decision one way or the other. William Barr and rod Rosenstein did make a judgment in saying in part because there was no collusion, there was no conspiracy, it makes the obstruction case harder. There will be questions about whether the attorney general should be weighing in. The reason you hire a special counsel is because there's a potential conflict with the attorney general. And to draw a conclusion independently. Correct. The new attorney general William Barr essentially clearing the president writing
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