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Trump Blasts Media Again: 'They Truly are the Enemy of the People'

Trump Blasts Media Again: 'They Truly are the Enemy of the People'

"It could not have been better", Trump said of the summary of the Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr, which did not find the president colluded with Russian Federation over the 2016 elections. They also want to begin receiving the underlying evidence the same day.

The information is "urgently needed by our committees to perform their duties under the Constitution", they wrote, implying that the information would be subpoenaed if it is not provided by the deadline.

After a two-year investigation into an attack on our democracy by Russia, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his full report to attorney general William Barr. The long-anticipated report found that the 2016 Trump campaign did not collude with Russian Federation; the attorney general also exonerated Trump from obstruction charges although Mueller's report did not come to a definitive conclusion on the issue.

The focus must go beyond Russian Federation and collusion, Democratic leaders said.

Secondly, Barr must release the report to the public, with as few redactions as possible.

Trump called the revelations "a complete and total exoneration" and blasted Mueller's probe as "an illegal takedown that failed".

A person familiar with the matter said there were no plans at this time to show the Mueller report to the White House.

"Let's just get the goods", Pelosi said.

"Those people will certainly be looked at".

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Scarborough noted how Trump still "lies more than any other president in the United States" and reeled off a list of falsehoods that Trump has previously told about health care, his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall and tax cuts. They lied to Congress.

So, if the criticism, which has a lot of validity to it, is that the media coverage of the Mueller report and Trump/Russia connections was too speculative, then perhaps it would be wise to hold off on definitive declarations of what the Mueller report itself tells us about that coverage until we have, you know, seen the report?

"The president is saying he's been completely and totally exonerated by the report", Raskin said. Asked if the special counsel conducted his investigation honorably, the president responded, "Yes, he did". "That's how these things should be decided in a republic, absent the most extraordinary circumstances".

"There may be other corrupt meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russians, there may be other profound financial conflicts of interest that are not mentioned in the Mueller report, and there may be unanswered questions even within what he did examine", Schiff said. "Still disappointing, but at least they're all in jail".

Meanwhile, House Democrats, led by Pelosi, unveiled their own sweeping measure to rescue the program on Tuesday.

Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline, a member of Democratic leadership, said he has been encouraging colleagues to talk about those policy issues like health care and infrastructure. "Our candidates didn't even talk about those issues". Barr outlined Mueller's conclusions in a letter to Congress that has been made public. "It is time for the country to move forward". They just used it as an excuse.

The appointment of special counsel Mueller was provoked by concerns of Trump obstructing justice, following his firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. This summary raises as may questions as it was supposed to answer.

Trump also said he had not thought about pardoning anyone convicted or who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe.

Democratic lawmakers were likely to face a protracted legal battle that will turn on Trump's right to keep communications with his advisers private, legal and political experts said.