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 TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE's legal team said Thursday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 GiulianiKamala Harris can deliver a punch — we'll soon see if she can take one Heavy loss by female candidate in Republican NC runoff sparks shock Chamber of Commerce hires former Giuliani, Cruz campaign aide MORE, Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowNY governor signs bill allowing Congress to obtain Trump's state tax returns Political victory for Democrats in Trump tax return lawsuit hinges on timing Trump says Mueller 'must' stick to report's findings during testimony 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 RosensteinFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates 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 ComeyFBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal 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.