Graham: Mueller findings remove 'cloud hanging over' Trump

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators divided over approach to election security GOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Trump urged to quickly fill Pentagon post amid Iran tensions MORE (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE's investigation remove the "cloud hanging over President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE."

"I have just received topline findings from Attorney General Barr," the Judiciary Committee chairman tweeted.

"Good day for the rule of law. Great day for President Trump and his team. No collusion and no obstruction."

"The cloud hanging over President Trump has been removed by this report."


Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress on Sunday detailing the principal conclusions of Mueller's report.

The investigation focused on two key issues: the potential of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and obstruction of justice by the president after being elected.

Barr's letter said the investigation did not uncover evidence that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

The letter also stated that Mueller did not reach a conclusion as to whether Trump had obstructed justice, but that his report “sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as ‘difficult issues’ of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction.”

Graham added that the letter made it a "bad day for those hoping the Mueller investigation would take President Trump down."

He concluded his initial comments on the letter by praising Mueller's work.

"Great job by Mr. Mueller and his team to thoroughly examine all things Russia," Graham tweeted. "Now it is time to move on, govern the country, and get ready to combat Russia and other foreign actors ahead of 2020."