House Judiciary Chairman Issues Subpoena for Full Mueller Report
The House Judiciary chairman issued a subpoena for the entire special counsel report.
And the president now says the entire thing is a hoax.
More than 24 hours after the Mueller report’s release we are getting a better sense of its implications.
The president tweeted Friday morning calling the investigation an illegally started hoax and “total bulls***.”
Although, Thursday he claimed the report exonerated him.
The special counsel specifically stated in the report that it does not exonerate the president on the issue of obstruction, instead leaving the question to Congress.
The report laid out several instances where the president tried to hinder the investigation, including lying to the public or trying to get his team to lie for him.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders admitted she misled reporters when she claimed countless FBI employees told her they wanted James Comey gone.
She addressed that on CBS This Morning.
“Look, I’ve acknowledged that the word ‘countless’ was a slip of the tongue,” said Sanders.
The report also shows White House officials continued to call some news reports about the investigation fake, even though they knew they were accurate.
So what’s next?
Some Republicans say it’s time to move on since no evidence of chargeable collusion was found.
Democrats say Mueller gave them a roadmap for future investigations.
“No new indictments, no sealed indictments, no collusion, no obstruction, the Trump campaign and the Trump administration completely complied with everything,” said Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, said, “Mueller totally kicks the ball over to Congress and says it’s up to Congress to decide whether there was obstruction of justice, whether there were high crimes and misdemeanors. That’s our constitutional role.”
During the probe, Mueller charged six of the president’s associates and indicted 25 Russian nationals.
It brought 191 criminal charges total, resulting in five guilty pleas and five convictions.
You can read the redacted report here.