It’s finally over, and President Trump is not only pounding his chest in jubilation, but he is taking a victory lap around congressional Democrats after it was announced that so-called “Russian collusion” between his 2016 presidential campaign and the Kremlin, never existed.
“The special counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its effort” to interfere with the 2016 election in that manner.”- Attorney General William Barr (Source)
One of Trump’s most loyal supporters, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), who released a statement where he excoriated Democrats for lying about there being a “cloud of treason” and “direct evidence” of the now debunked Russian collusion claim.
President Trump made these remarks about the conclusion of the Mueller investigation:
“So, after a long look, after a long investigation, after 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. There was no obstruction, and — none whatsoever. And it was a complete and total exoneration. It’s a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your President has had to go through this for — before I even got elected, it began. And it began illegally. And hopefully, somebody is going to look at the other side. This was an illegal takedown that failed. And hopefully, somebody is going to be looking at the other side.”-President Donald Trump
“After two years and untold millions of taxpayer dollars, the conclusions of Robert Mueller’s report have been released. The summary reveals what patriotic Americans have known all along: it was not “Russians” who elected Donald Trump — it was the 63 million Americans who voted for him. Despite the overheated, hyperbolic rhetoric of the news media and Democrats in Congress, there was no collusion.
“These statements were lies. The people who spread these lies owe President Trump and the American people an apology.” –Rep Gaetz said.
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) asserts that the Mueller investigation has been solely predicated on anti-Trump politics since Day 1, adding that Democrats need to look into “how the FBI concocted a multi-million dollar investigation” that was solely based on “fake intelligence.”
“I think it’s clear that this has been about anti-Trump politics since the beginning, but Congressional Republicans never obstructed the Mueller investigation because there’s no reason to run or hide from the truth. I’ve always said that if we seek out truth and embrace it then Americans can know that we all play by the same set of rules.
Now, it’s time for Democrats in Congress to embrace the truth, as Robert Mueller has concluded after 2 years and tens of millions of dollars, that there was no collusion with Russia and look into how the FBI concocted a multi-million dollar investigation largely based on an unverified dossier of fake intelligence. More than anything, it’s time for Democrats in Congress to stop the partisan obstruction, set aside the one-sided Congressional witch hunts and finally govern in a bipartisan way that puts people before politics.”-Rep. Brian Mast (R)
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019