WASHINGTON (WDTN) – With the Mueller report submitted and Attorney General William Barr releasing his summary, President Trump is claiming victory. But Democrats say they want to see the full report for themselves.
Both Democrats and Republicans say they want the Attorney General to testify on Capitol Hill and bring more of Mueller’s report with him.
Monday, President Trump says he has no problem with that report being made public.
“It’s 100% the way it should have been. I wish it could have gone a lot quicker. We can never let this happen to another president again. I can tell you that,” he said.
This comes after Attorney General William Barr, in his four page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, tells Congress that Mueller did not find that members of the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.
But on obstruction? Mueller has not reached a conclusion, instead leaving that up to Barr, who writes:
“The special counsel states that while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided there is not enough evidence to charges the president with a crime.
But democrats are not satisfied, already pushing to subpoena both Mueller and Barr – to testify before Congress.
“Right now, we have a four-page summary written by somebody else, not by Robert Mueller. That somebody else is not a disinterested party. He’s a political appointee of Donald Trump,” says Rep. Gerry Connolly.
Meanwhile, President Trump appearing to attack those who started the investigation —
“There are a lot of people out there who have done some very, very evil things. Very bad things. I would say treasonous things against our country,” says President Trump.
But after months of going after the special counsel personally, he said Monday that Mueller acted honorably.
As for releasing the report? President Trump says it would not bother him at all, but leaving that decision up to his Attorney General.
Monday, two officials tell NBC News that the FBI is prepared to brief top members of Congress on the counterintelligence findings of Mueller’s investigation – likely within the next two months.