Mitch McConnell: Mueller Report Exonerates Trump, But Not Obama
Senate Majority Leader lays blame on the Obama administration
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion “conclusively” exonerates presdient Donald Trump, but not former president Barack Obama.
But McConnell laid blame on the Obama administration for not dealing with alleged Russia election interference three years ago.
“No collusion, no conspiracy, no obstruction,” McConnell said in a floor speech Monday following Mueller's report.
“It’s good news that our law enforcement professionals know much more about Russia’s benevolent attempts to interfere in the American election and its good news that we can conclusively set aside the notion that the president and his team had somehow participated in those attacks on our democracy,” McConnell said.
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McConnell said that Mueller’s report shows Russia's efforts to disrupt the 2016 election was not prevented by the Obama administration.
“It’s deeply disturbing that the Obama administration was apparently insufficiently prepared to anticipate and counter these Russian efforts,” McConnell said.
But calls are now being made for the special counsel to investigate Barack Obama for potential collusion with Russia.
No collusion. No conspiracy. No obstruction. It’s good news that we can conclusively set aside the notion that the president and his team had somehow participated in Russia’s interference in our electoral process.https://t.co/OAfiDBeZ8d— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 25, 2019
Special Counsel Confirms No Collusion Between Trump Campaign and Russia. My full statement below: pic.twitter.com/XvIeKmVVgu— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 25, 2019
Millions of tax dollars were spent on investigating whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign conspired with Russia.
The report on the Russia probe was handed over to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, without any further indictments, it became clear to even the most hardened Trump critic that no evidence of Russian plot was uncovered.
However, Mueller's investigation doesn't prove there was no Russian meddling in the election as it only probed Donald Trump's team for evidence of conspiracy or obstruction of justice.