Trump legal team hails Mueller report: 'A total victory'

Trump legal team hails Mueller report: 'A total victory'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE's legal team said Thursday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE's report represents a "complete" vindication of the president, describing it as a "total victory."

"The results of the investigation are a total victory for the president," attorneys Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTrump threat lacks teeth to block impeachment witnesses Sondland could provide more clues on Ukraine controversy Top US diplomat William Taylor scheduled to testify in impeachment probe MORE, Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowOn The Money: Trump announces limited trade deal with China | Appeals court rules against Trump over financial records | Trump expands authority to sanction Turkey Pelosi calls court ruling in Trump financial records fight a 'validation of our efforts' Appeals court rejects Trump bid to keep financial records from House Democrats MORE, Jane Serene Raskin and Martin R. Raskin said in a joint statement, according to Axios. "The report underscores what we have argued from the very beginning — there was no collusion — there was no obstruction."

"In addition to the report completely vindicating the President, both Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinTrump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Mueller rejoins DC law firm Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it MORE — working with the career professionals in the Office of Legal Counsel — concluded there was not a single instance in which the elements of any crime were met," the statement continued. 

The lawyers go on to argue that Trump was well within his rights when he elected to dismiss former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGraham on Syria: Trump appears 'hell-bent' on repeating Obama's mistakes in Iraq Trump hits back at Graham over Syria criticism Comey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term MORE, whom they say "lied and displayed disdain for the values at the core of the FBI." 

They also accused Comey and his allies of trying to "set up a scheme to derail" Trump's presidency. 

"The report itself is nothing more than an attempt to rehash old allegations, despite the fact that, as reiterated in the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General's recent report on the 2016 election 'neither the FBI nor Department prosecutors are permitted to insinuate or allege that an individual who has not been charged with a crime is nevertheless guilty of some wrongdoing," the lawyers said. 

"This vindication of the president is an important step forward for the country and a strong reminder that this type of abuse must never be permitted to occur again."

Mueller in March wrapped up his 22-month long investigation into Russian interference and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election. His report on the probe, which was more than 400 pages, was released to the public on Thursday.

Mueller did not uncover evidence to conclude that there was collusion. The report notes that Mueller was was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regards to obstruction of justice. 

"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the report states.