Kamala Harris, Cory Booker And More 2020 Presidential Candidates React To The Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24:  In this handout provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, page one of a  letter from U.S. Attorney General William Barr notifying Congressional leaders of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is shown March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by U.S. Department of Justice via Getty Images)

Kamala Harris, Cory Booker And More 2020 Presidential Candidates React To The Mueller Report

The long-awaited report appears to clear Trump on allegations of collusion with Russia.

Published March 24, 2019

Special Counsel Investigator Robert Mueller’s report was released to Attorney General William Barr on Friday (March 22) and its contents has had the political world on edge over the last 48 hours.

  1. This afternoon, Donald Trump’s AG provided Congress with a four-page summary of his findings and in it, Barr claims the special council stated “that 'while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.’”

    Barr added that, post-review, he and Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein "have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel's investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense."

    In summary, Mueller’s report, according to the Department of Justice, concludes that Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia to tamper with the 2016 election, and leaves open the question of whether or not Trump obstructed justice to stop an investigation into the matter. The Department of Justice is, as of now, declining to bring obstruction charges against the president.

    Of course, this is great news for the President and his supporters, and has caused some alarm among Democrats.

    The Mueller report reportedly contained hundreds of pages of testimony, communications, information and more regarding Trump and the Special Counsel’s findings of just how involved the president was with Russian officials.

    The four-page report however is understandably not enough for Democrats and even some Republicans, who claim full transparency is key. Below are some Democratic presidential hopefuls who have already spoken out about the Mueller report.

  2. Cory booker
  3. kamala harris
  4. Bernie sanders
  5. elizabeth warren
  6. Beto O'Rourke
  7. Amy Klobuchar
  8. Kirsten Gillibrand
  9. Julián Castro

    Tonight, two of the Democratic candidates running for president will hit the stage with Soledad O'Brien as Kamala Harris and Cory Booker will discuss criminal justice reform for BET's American Injustice: A BET Town Hall. Tune in at 9 pm EST for the hour-long special.

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: U.S. Department of Justice via Getty Images


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