Media, Dems, Celebrities in Shock as Mueller Report Clears Trump
The Democrats will no longer be able to push the 'Russia-Trump' narrative
The mainstream media is shell shocked following the news of the submission of Robert Mueller's final report of its Russia investigation which revealed president Donald Trump would not face any criminal charges.
The 'Russia-Trump' narrative, something the Democrats have been holding onto for the past two years, is now no longer available at their disposal.
The question is, what else will they use?
Amongst the shocked liberal media was MSNBC host Chris Matthews, who appeared outraged that there would be no criminal charges against Trump.
“Maybe he missed the boat here,” Matthews said of Mueller.
“Because we know about the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, we know about the meeting at the cigar bar with Kilimnik [Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian political consultant]. My God, we know about all of those meetings with Kislyak [Sergey Kislyak, a Russian diplomat] at the Republican convention in Cleveland. All these dots we’re now to believe don’t connect.”
Matthews seemed particularly livid that the presdient wasn't indicted on obstruction of justice, and will not be interviewed by the special counsel.
“Why was there never an interrogation of this president? We were told for weeks by experts, ‘You cannot deal with an obstruction-of-justice charge or investigation without getting the motive. ... How could they let Trump off the hook?” Matthews asked.
“He will not be charged with obstruction of justice or collusion without having to sit down with the Special Counsel Mueller and answer his damn questions. How could that happen?”
Even Rachel Maddow, Matthew’s primetime co-host seemed emotional throughout her show.
Maddow's even interrupted her vacation to present the breaking news, as she held back the tears.
"A couple of hours ago, or maybe even less than that, I was standing knee-deep in a trout stream in Tennessee," Maddow told her viewers.
"But now it's Mueller time! And so I'm in a studio in the great state of Tennessee. The trout are basically just as safe as they were when I was flailing away at them ineffectually this afternoon."
A report from CNN did, however, hold on to hopes that the Mueller report would somehow have political consequences for Trump.
Robert Mueller's latest service to America is all but complete. But the reverberations from his yet-to-be-revealed report could amount to inestimable political and constitutional consequences.
But CNN's chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin gave commentary for Trump, this time in a favorable light, calling referring to the Mueller probe “really good news,"
"There has been a lot of suspicion around certain people. And a lot of negative things have been said and imputation of criminal activity,” Toobin said.
“Mueller has said, ‘I am not proceeding.’ There is no better news to receive than you are not being indicted by the United States government.”
But longtime Trump critic and White House correspondent Jim Acosta took a more neutral response to the news.
“I talked to a Trump campaign adviser earlier this evening who said, ‘This was a great day for America, and we won,’” Acosta told “AC360” anchor Anderson Cooper.
“That’s how they feel right now.”
A.G. Barr has confirmed the completion of the Special Counsel investigation. We look forward to getting the full Mueller report and related materials. Transparency and the public interest demand nothing less. The need for public faith in the rule of law must be the priority. pic.twitter.com/QYA2xCR1QW— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 22, 2019
Liberal Hollywood celebrities seemed even more surprised.
“Real Time” host Bill Maher even went as far as to double down on his Anti-Trump rhetoric.
“Did the Democrats put too must trust in the Mueller report? Because I don’t need the Mueller report to know he’s a traitor. I have a TV,” Maher told his panel of guests.
According to a Fox News report:
House Democrats suggested they might take on the job of trying to prove collusion, not ruling out the possibility of Mueller being asked or subpoenaed to testify before congressional committees.
“If the Justice Department doesn't release the whole report or tries to keep parts of it secret, we will certainly subpoena the parts of the report and we will reserve the right to call Mueller to testify before the committee or to subpoena him,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a statement.
The special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has already cost $25 million of taxpayer money.
In this year alone, between April 1 and Sept. 30, $4.56 million has been spent on the investigation.
The American public should be glad this has come to an end.