Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer blew up Trump’s claims that the Mueller report totally exonerated him.
Pelosi And Schumer Took On Trump’s Lies
In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Pelosi and Schumer said:
Attorney General Barr’s letter raises as many questions as it answers. The fact that Special Counsel Mueller’s report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public without any further delay. Given Mr. Barr’s public record of bias against the Special Counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report.
And most obviously, for the president to say he is completely exonerated directly contradicts the words of Mr. Mueller and is not to be taken with any degree of credibility.
Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the Committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise. The American people have a right to know.
Video of Trump’s claims of exoneration:
Trump lies about the Mueller findings and calls for a criminal investigation into the Democrats. pic.twitter.com/pFO3rLFBVZ
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) March 24, 2019
Pelosi and Schumer are right. Barr’s letter is not objective. He has made it clear how he feels about the special counsel investigation and his interpretation should not be trusted. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer see through what Trump is trying to pull. If Democrats weren’t in control of the House, Trump might have gotten away, but that is not going to happen now.
Trump has no credibility. His attorney general has no credibility. Congress must have the full Mueller report and all the documents, as it looks like the nation is heading for presidential impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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