I touched on this a little in my morning post, but I need to expand it. It’s scary that Democrats, who hyped collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia, will not accept these results.

I noticed the Democrats forget to mention Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has a rocky relationship with President Donald Trump, helped draft the four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Instead the Democrats concentrate of Attorney General William Barr. They should not hide this detail, but makes it easier for them to spread more conspiracy theories.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

To no one’s shock, Jackson Lee refuses to accept Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report:

“I think what I accept is that Robert Mueller did a very thorough job and he has made the assessment that there was no collusion,” Jackson Lee said to host Kasie Hunt when asked about the findings. “Again, that is not a legal term. It’s conspiracy. But his decision was based on a whole number of factors and investigations. And what I am saying is we in the Judiciary Committee want to review those documents.”

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Like Jackson Lee, is anyone shocked that Waters has casually brushed aside Mueller’s report? Me either:

“This president has a way of trying to get into people’s heads. He has been saying no collusion, no collusion over and over again for a long time. He’s going try to conclude that this report is proven that there is no collusion and you have a lot of his sycophants who’ll take the nod from him and they’ll say the same thing. We can’t allow them to get away with this. He does this all the time. This is not the end of anything. Well, it is to end the report and the investigation by Mueller but those of us who share these committees with our oversight because there are so much that needs to be taken a look at. it is not the end of everything.”

Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA)

Hill doesn’t believe that Democrats have to apologize for pushing false claims for the past two years:

“I wouldn’t say that they need to apologize. They are still stating things that happened in plain sight. The definition of collusion as a legal term is on that is completely nebulous,” Hill said. “So, I think the suspicions that have been had by both the Democrats in Congress and people across the country are completely valid. Whether it was intentional or not, Trump and his associates were conducting themselves in a way that was highly, highly suspicious both during the election and after that made it so that this investigation needed to happen.”

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)

Clark told CNN that she will not be one to call on Democrats to retract the lies they vomited the past two years.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

Jayapal believes the Democrats have to reach their own conclusions:

“I think the obstruction of justice charge is an extremely serious one and Mueller, as you’ve been reporting, did not exonerate the president,” she told host Anderson Cooper. “After 22 months he did not exonerate the president.”

She added, “Remember, a big piece of this report does not exonerate the president, a sitting president, on an extremely serious charge of obstruction of justice. So, yeah, we’ve got to make that determination for ourselves.”

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Cohen told MSNBC that he found “very little credence” in the letter from Attorney General William Barr. He forgot that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has no love for Trump:

Cohen said, “First Mueller was not making a traditional prosecutorial judgment. Those are very interesting words. And then as you well said, he did not draw a conclusion one way or the other on obstruction. It does not draw that conclusion. It also does not exonerate the president.”

He continued, “They said there no collusion, but there was obstruction. That’s important. The people’s House needs to know and it the people’s House needs to have the complete report so that we can have hearings on this issue and pass laws to protect the American public.”

He added, “He was appointed by Donald Trump after he decided Jeff Sessions wasn’t his Roy Cohn he wasn’t his ace attorney looking out for him, not for the country, not for justice. Bill Barr was put in there for a reason. I don’t doubt he went to a group like the Federalist Society that picked his judges and said, ‘find me my Roy Cohn.’ For him to make that statement, Mueller wasn’t part of it. Mueller wasn’t part of that decision that says we’re not coming to a conclusion of obstruction, that is what Mueller said. They come to the conclusion, nothing there. Well, Barr is there because he’s appointed by Trump, he’s not elected by the people, and you can put very little credence in what he’s saying. He is a Trump appointee put in to protect Trump and why they put him in. There’s just too much out there for the American public to let this go. We need all the facts. There needs to be transparency. There needs to be a release of the entire document.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)

Nadler, like Cohen, criticized Barr and demanded the full report to find out the “real” truth in the Mueller report:

“Attorney General Barr, who auditioned for his role with a memo saying that it was almost impossible for any president to commit obstruction, made a decision in under 48 hours,” Nadler told lawmakers during a press conference in New York on Sunday evening, referring to a memo Barr authored last year in which he said, “Mueller’s obstruction theory is fatally misconceived” and based “on a novel and insupportable reading of the law.”

“It is unconscionable that President Trump would try to spin the findings as if his conduct was acceptable,” he added, after noting that according to Barr’s summary, Mueller said his report did not “exonerate” the president on the accusations of obstruction of justice.

 
 
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