Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proclaimed “case closed” now that specific counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation and concluded that President Trump did not collude with the Russians via the 2016 election.
“Two years of exhaustive investigation and nothing to establish the fanciful conspiracy theory,” McConnell said on the bottom of the Senate on Tuesday. “On this special question, the special counsel’s finding is clear. Case closed. Case closed.”
The Kentucky Republican blasted congressional Democrats for persevering with the “Groundhog Day spectacle” and for not accepting the outcomes of Mueller’s probe by persevering with to launch investigations into Trump, his administration and his funds.
“This ought to be good news for everyone but my Democratic colleagues, who seem to be publicly working through the five stages of grief. First stage is denial,” McConnell said.
He moreover criticized them for attacking Attorney General William Barr for laying out his conclusions on the Mueller report in a four-page summary in March.
“The Democrats are angry, angry that the facts disappointed them. Angry that our legal system will not magically undo the 2016 election,” McConnell said. “They’ve opted to channel all their bipartisan anger onto the attorney general. They seem to be angrier at Bill Barr than they are at Vladimir Putin.”
Democrats have been sparring with Barr since Mueller launched his report again to the Justice Department in March.
They accused Barr of misrepresenting Mueller’s findings in his summary and in a data conference sooner than releasing a redacted mannequin of the report on April 18.
Barr concluded that the report cleared Trump of collusion and obstruction.
Mueller, however, said his workers didn’t uncover proof of a jail conspiracy nonetheless didn’t decide on obstruction consequently of of the longstanding protection of the Justice Department sitting president cannot be indicted.
The report moreover well-known that people linked to the Trump advertising marketing campaign had intensive contacts with Russia-linked individuals or entities courting once more to November 2015.