Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have received a letter from Attorney General William Barr which concludes that “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) notes that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.

As far as Obstruction – Mueller has left it to the Attorney General to “determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime.”

While the full report could include damaging elements which don’t rise to the level of criminal charges, Trump is certainly projecting the “all clear,” tweeting on Sunday “Good Morning, Have A Great Day” – after hitting the links with musician Kid Rock on Saturday at Trump International Golf Club.

Both Democrats and Republicans have called for the full public release of the long-awaited report, which notably did not include any new indictments – which sent Democrats into fits over the weekend as Republicans celebrated what appears to be a big win.

On Saturday, 18 state attorneys general joined together to urge the Justice Department to publicly release the final report.

“As the top law officers in states across the country, we strongly urge United States Attorney General Barr to immediately make public the findings of the Mueller investigation,” reads the statement. “The American people deserve to know the truth.”

It’s likely that Democrats want to see the entire report in order to pick up on any wrongdoing that may have occurred, yet did not rise to the level of a chargeable offense.

While Mueller apparently did not find anything else that rose to the level of a prosecutable crime (or has handed off aspects of the investigation to federal prosecutors), journalist Paul Sperry notes that the Special Counsel investigation also failed to yield any indictments on the left.

Democrats, meanwhile, are still holding out for the “fat lady” to sing based on the notion that aspects of the investigation were handed over to New York prosecutors.

The only question – where will the left move the goal posts when this is all said and done?


By Tyler Durden / Republished with permission / Zero Hedge