By Townhall. Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has landed on Attorney General William Barr’s desk, and it has been revealed that no collusion took place between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN panelists are forced to say the news “vindicates” the president.
“So if, if as Jeffrey [Toobin] is saying, they [Trump administration] get great news, the great news is, first of all, there’s no more indictments,” CNN political analyst Gloria Borger said on Friday. “But if suddenly the president has to say those angry Democrats who were working with Bob Mueller were actually just part of a Justice Department doing its job after he has criticized the Justice Department, then he’s now vindicated.”
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin agreed with Borger.
“Let’s be specific. This is really good news for a lot of people around Donald Trump. Donald Trump Jr. Jared Kushner. Jerome Corsi. The writer who had a draft indictment presented to him by Mueller’s office and they decided not to go forward with this,” Toobin explained. “Let’s be fair here. There has been a lot of suspicion around certain people. And a lot of negative things have been said and imputation of criminal activity. Mueller has said, ‘I am not proceeding.’ There is no better news to receive than you are not being indicted by the United States government.”
(Read more from “Caught on Camera: CNN Forced to Make Huge Admission About Mueller Investigation” HERE)
Mueller’s Investigation is Finally Complete
By Politico. In a one-page letter sent to congressional leaders, Barr said he may be able to advise lawmakers of Mueller’s “principal conclusions” as soon as this weekend, which DOJ expects to release to the public. Barr also noted that he would determine “what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law.”
One thing is for sure, though. Mueller was never told, “no.” Barr is required to tell Congress if DOJ leaders ever refused a Mueller request on a major step. The attorney general headed off such speculation Friday, telling Congress “there were not such instances during the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
And a senior Justice Department official put to rest rampant speculation about any forthcoming indictments from Mueller: “The special counsel is not recommending any further indictments.”
Essentially, DOJ’s message was: Mueller is done, and he was allowed to follow every lead. (Read more from “Mueller’s Investigation is Finally Complete” HERE)