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Pelosi and Schumer Make Big Demand Just Before Mueller Report Release

Top Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for special counsel Robert Mueller to testify “as soon as possible” before Congress about his office’s report regarding Russian involvement in the 2016 race.

Additionally, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York set a deadline of “no later than May 23” in a letter to Mueller.

The requests came the same day at Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report to the public.

In a news conference from the Justice Department prior to the report’s release, Barr reiterated the conclusions of the report, which he had addressed in a four page summary of it issued on March 24.

“(T)he Special Counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking operations,” Barr said on Thursday. “In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign ‘collusion’ with the Russian government’s hacking.”

Barr also addressed allegations that President Donald Trump sought to obstruction justice during the course of the Mueller investigation.

“As I addressed in my March 24th letter, the Special Counsel did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment regarding this allegation,” the attorney general said. “Instead, the report recounts ten episodes involving the president and discusses potential legal theories for connecting these actions to elements of an obstruction offense.”

“After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr said.

The DOJ head was asked about Mueller’s absence from the news conference, given it was his report.

“It’s not (his report),” Barr answered. “It’s a report he did for me as the attorney general. He is required under the regulation to provide me with a confidential report. I’m here to discuss my response to that report, and my decision, entirely discretionary to make it public.”

In a joint statement on Thursday, Pelosi and Schumer said, “Attorney General [William] Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality.”

“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible,” they continued. “The American people deserve to hear the truth.”

Nadler tweeted a copy of a letter he wrote to Mueller requesting his appearance before the Judiciary Committee “no later than May 23.”

“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings,” he wrote.

Following the conclusion of Barr’s news conference, Trump tweeted a “Game of Thrones” inspired meme, which read: “No collusion, no obstruction. For the haters and the radical left Democrats — Game Over.”

Trump has called for an investigation of the investigators who originally launched the counterintelligence probe during the 2016 presidential campaign that became the special counsel investigation in May 2017.

On Wednesday, he tweeted, “Wow! FBI made 11 payments to Fake Dossier’s discredited author, Trump hater Christopher Steele. @OANN @JudicialWatch The Witch Hunt has been a total fraud on your President and the American people! It was brought to you by Dirty Cops, Crooked Hillary and the DNC.”

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Tinker

    April 18, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Hahahahhahhahhahaaaaaaa
    What is so hard to understand? Nothing means nothing The so called 10 reasons for possible collusion are left made, and not one of them is even worthy of 2 minutes consideration let alone 2 years. President Trump did nothing to obstruct the Witch Hunt, turned over more than requested and still allowing it all to be seen , his aides and staff questioned without any interference and over one million WH documents.

    Our tax dollars are paying for this obstruction and its not from the President.

    While hate drives the left, our President has our lives to worry about with China, Russia, Iran and Now Rocket Man again. And if that were not enough we are being invaded because the left would see us all die, before they stop this insanity. But then again they have no problem with a 9 month old baby being murdered.

    • brendantexas

      April 18, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      Assange is “guilty” of two “cardinal sins”: Revealing US war crimes committed in Iraq and; Committing the unpardonable sin of publishing the emails of Clinton, Podesta and the Democratic National Committee, thereby revealing such chicanery in US domestic politics as the fraud committed against Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries. These revelations among the many (Vault 7, Torture, Diplomatic cablograms), by Assange’s Wikileaks, these transgressions in the eyes of the US ruling elite, struck at the very foundations on which the edifice of “American exceptionalism” is built, namely, the democracy that is meant to be a light unto the world, and the “just wars” that flow from a missionary zeal to make the world safe for democracy. The media and politicians accordingly crow about the “beautiful missiles” and other high-tech weaponry that will be employed in the ensuing humanitarian interventions, while omitting to mention that the military-industrial complex that benefits so much from endless wars may be the very donors who fund the warmongering politicians into office, and that the warmongering editorial line of newspapers may be influenced by share portfolios of the editors themselves. Releasing footage of US military personal laughing as they slaughter dozens of clearly unarmed Iraqis civilians from the distant safety of an Apache helicopter is one of the strongest ways of showing how false, artificial and propagandistic the concept of “humanitarian war” and “responsibility to protect” (R2P) is. In today’s communication age, that footage, those images, that laughter, are a very powerful antidote against the lies we are daily fed by our media corporations. The mainstream media will never tell us that the reason why Washington has been at war for half of the last two centuries is because of US imperialism. They will never tell us that the ceaseless interventions are driven by an insatiable greed for resources, or often enough by the simple desire to plunge a country into chaos if its recalcitrant leaders refuse to genuflect appropriately and show due respect. That footage straightforwardly debunked all the thousands of accumulated hours of media propaganda You can now tag your friends in your status or post. Type @ and then type the friend’s name. For example: “Had lunch with @John Smith.” Learn more about tagging on Facebook.eant to be a light unto the world, and the “just wars” that flow from a missionary zeal to make the world safe for democracy. The media and politicians accordingly crow about the “beautiful missiles” and other high-tech weaponry that will be employed in the ensuing humanitarian interventions, while omitting to mention that the military-industrial complex that benefits so much from endless wars may be the very donors who fund the warmongering politicians into office, and that the warmongering editorial line of newspapers may be influenced by share portfolios of the editors themselves. Releasing footage of US military personal laughing as they slaughter dozens of clearly unarmed Iraqis civilians from the distant safety of an Apache helicopter is one of the strongest ways of showing how false, artificial and propagandistic the concept of “humanitarian war” and “responsibility to protect” (R2P) is. In today’s communication age, that footage, those images, that laughter, are a very powerful antidote against the lies we are daily fed by our media corporations. The mainstream media will never tell us that the reason why Washington has been at war for half of the last two centuries is because of US imperialism. They will never tell us that the ceaseless interventions are driven by an insatiable greed for resources, or often enough by the simple desire to plunge a country into chaos if its recalcitrant leaders refuse to genuflect appropriately and show due respect. That footage straightforwardly debunked all the thousands of accumulated hours of media propaganda

    • Barbara

      April 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      You want to read pure BS? Read http://www.newsday.com. Unbelievable.

  2. David Diaz

    April 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    The only way to “restore trust”, is for you M Fkin Dems to cease and desist with your harassment of
    our President, and join forces to start fixing our country.

  3. Kathie

    April 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I am so tired of both sides playing games at the expense of the American people. None of this nonsense has done anything except keep the gossip going in the halls if the people’s house. Pelosi…advice of the people: you have your own back yard to worry about. Keep focusing on the fog and your entire team will be replaced by the AOC’s of the world.

  4. jim

    April 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    We Democrats will never VOTE for another Democrat. TRUMP all the way in 2020. Thanks Nancy for being the Idiot you ate!

    • Demetri

      April 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Excellent. Good bye Democommies, now go crawl back in your s*it holes.

  5. The Shep

    April 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    TDS runs rampant through both Pelosi and Schumer’s comments, not to exclude Nadler. These people have essentially called the AG a liar and cheat. Were I Barr, I would tell the whole of the DimocRAT Party to bugger off. Their blatant attempts to spin Mueller’s report as inept, indefensibly prejudiced, etc. is nothing more than the same olf bigoted hyperbole they use with every political release/comment.

  6. Notalib

    April 18, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    The two slimeballs plus the remainder of the party just can’t get on with life. Such as positive policies for America. They are stuck on stupid and love of illegal aliens.

  7. Thomas Karones

    April 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Again the Democrats will attempt to make mountains out of molehills, mainly to hide their own party’s involvement in trying to steal the election as well as falsely accusing our president of trying to do so! I hope a special counsel is appointed to examine the part of the Democrats in the 2016 elections!

  8. Ron Brooks

    April 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    They are correct, the American people do deserve the truth. I want Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, and the entire Obama administration, as well as AOC, Omar, and Tlaib to testify under oath as well. Their are several questions they all need to be answering, on the record, in a public hearing.

    • Ronald Gunn

      April 19, 2019 at 1:41 am

      Hey, you are talking about expert liars, they will not, and never will, tell the truth. If they did we would have to replace a LOT OF PEOPLE in congress. That’s not a bad idea, I wish there were a way we could make them tell the truth, but, I will not hold my breath waiting on that to happen!

      • Barbara

        April 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm

        TRUTH SYRUM IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO WITH THESE JERKS.

  9. Fawn Sheets

    April 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    It isn’t the American people who are demanding regained trust, it’s the D’s who don’t like the outcome if the investigation. Stop the nonsence & get to work!

  10. FEDUP365

    April 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Get them all rounded up and sent to GITMO for Military Tribunals, we don’t want them dragging this out in the US Court of Appeals for the next 30 years. Try them, convict them and if it’s for treason then they get the death penalty and I want to be on the FIRING SQUAD with the LIVE ROUND

  11. fred H SMITH

    April 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    the title fotb this article is very misleading,,,,tghey did not DEMAND… T hey requested them too apprear for a witch hung grilling but the writer thinks he or she must scare people iin to reading the article,,, also quit resreing people as beloved unless you are gay

  12. fred H SMITH

    April 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Pelosi and schumer want to give him the 3rd degree like they tried on KKavanaugh,,watch them get bit in the butt big time

  13. pete

    April 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    It is time schumer (shitsack) pelosi (Dementia hag) are hanged and their corpses dumped in a ditch

  14. Ronald Gunn

    April 19, 2019 at 1:33 am

    DumboRATS wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped them in the face to get their attention and introduced itself to them.

  15. Dragonfly43

    April 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Two old has-beens just trying to remain relevant.

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