Trump says investigation abused him, led to 'evil things'

Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move to make Mueller report public

Six Democratic Congressmen who chair various committees on Monday sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr formally requesting Special Counsel Mueller's "full report". The Democrats want to find anything and everything they possibly can to take down President Trump.

Trump pledged new investigations but did not specify who would conduct them or who should be targeted.

"Your March 24 letter concerning special counsel Robert Mueller's report leaves open many questions concerning the conduct of the president and his closest advisers, as well as the Russian government during the 2016 elections", they wrote. Jackson Proskow reports on who has the power to declare the investigation over, and who can fully exonerate Trump.

From Las Vegas, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke said: "Our democracy was attacked in a way that we haven't seen in the 243 years that we've had a democracy".

Democrats also signaled that they will curtail some public focus, at least, from their investigations of Trump and try to keep attention on their policy goals.

He didn't name names, but Trump has spent months railing against former Justice Department officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, accusing them of an illegal witch hunt for the objective of delegitimizing his presidency.

"Was the counterintelligence investigation a back door way of spying on Trump?"

In the past, Mr Trump has called for investigations of Hillary Clinton, the Democrat he defeated in 2016. But asked on Monday if Mueller had acted honourably, Trump said: "Yes".

Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, concluded the investigation's evidence "is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offence".

"That means you got to look at the whole report, when it's something as important as Russian interference, you have to", Schumer said. I will continue to work to counter Russia's disinformation efforts and cyber threats on the House Armed Services Committee.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the panel must have Mueller's full report in hand before Barr testifies. [Special counsel Robert Mueller] is an honorable man, and he has said Donald Trump is not a foreign asset, which is good news. It's time to move on. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham promised to "unpack the other side of the story" of the Russian Federation investigation.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 2 House Republican, said Democrats don't want facts, "They just want to change the outcome of the 2016 election". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of pardoning Manafort.



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