His first investigative hurdle has been cleared…..
While The Special Counsel has charged over 30 people and put some in jail and has outstanding calls for others to come in?
Trump get off the hook….
Rod Rosenstein was telling Trump the truth…
He was NOT the focus of the investigation….
Robert Mueller did not challenge the Justice Department view that a sitting President could be charged with a crime….
While the headlines will scream that Trump gets a pass?
Mueller’s people seem to have had a quandary ….
The Special Counsel also says in Attorney General Richard Barr’s summary…..While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him’,”…..
Some WILL say that President Trump should have been listed as a un-indicted co-conspirator…..
It seems THAT was part of the discussions held within the group…..
Rosenstein denies the Presidential immunity issue….
Some of us will NOT buy that….
The media has been pushing that Trump has committed various criminal actions….
That was NOT Mueller’s finding’s and Trump has already tweeted that he was correct in saying all along that there was
‘ no collusion’…..
Democrats and the Media will now have to stand by as Trump and Republicans do a victory lap on social media and in Fox News channel interviews….
Trump’s approval numbers are bound to get a bump…..
While those on the left will clamor louder for impeachment?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now be under even more pressure NOT to move to impeachment as Republicans Senator’s now have cover with Mueller’s report to NOT vote to convict Trump of anything serious….
And impeachment move right now would probably serve to assure Trump of a second term in office something even Republicans in Congress would be happy NOT to see….
As in the election in 2016?
Donald Trump again dodges a political bullet….
While Democrats ‘eat their own’……
Republicans hunker down and fight…..
It has worked twice SO FAR for Trump….
But the numerous other investigations continue in the Special Counsel office, US Attorney’s in NY, Virginia and Washington DC, and with State Attorney General’s in NY, Jersey , North Carolina and other places….
The probes will continue until at least next year….
Who know’s when this will end?
Mueller’s central mission has been to determine if Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election were aided or assisted in any way by Americans, including people close to Trump.
In all, Russian citizens interacted with at least 14 Trump associates during the campaign and presidential transition, according to public records and interviews.
Of particular concern was the interaction between a London-based professor and a low-level Trump foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos. According to court filings, the professor told Papadopoulos in April 2016 that the Russians held damaging information about Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, in the form of thousands of emails.
Mueller also dug into a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer after being told she had incriminating information on Clinton that was being offered as part of the Russian government’s support for the GOP candidate, according to emails exchanged in advance of the meeting.
The lawyer has said she was not working on behalf of the Russian government. Trump Jr. and Kushner have said she did not provide any information about Clinton at the meeting.
Seeking to answer the collusion question, Mueller has also scrutinized the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, which released batches of Democrats’ emails that U.S. investigators say were stolen by Russian intelligence officers.
Since his appointment in May 2017 as special counsel, Mueller has also wrestled with the question of whether the president attempted to obstruct justice once the FBI began investigating those close to him. Current and former White House officials who were questioned by Mueller’s investigators were repeatedly asked about how the president spoke of the investigation behind closed doors, and whether he sought to replace senior Justice Department officials to stymie the probe, according to people familiar with the interviews.
The special counsel’s work led to criminal charges against 34 people, including six former Trump associates and advisers.
On Saturday, officials said that one of those cases — that of Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates — will be transferred from the special counsel’s office to federal prosecutors in Washington. Gates pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, and he continues to cooperate with prosecutors while awaiting sentencing.
A senior Justice Department official said the special counsel has not recommended any further indictments — a revelation that buoyed Trump’s supporters, even as additional Trump-related investigationscontinue in other parts of the Justice Department, in Congress and in New York state.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a series of tweets he wanted Barr to quickly testify before Congress to explain what the lawmaker called “very concerning discrepancies and final decision-making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report.”
Nadler said Mueller “clearly and explicitly is not exonerating the President, and we must hear from . . . Barr about his decision-making and see all the underlying evidence for the American people to know all the facts.”
Republicans cheered the findings….
Axios lists the entire letter here…..