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

Trump legal team hails Mueller report: 'A total victory'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE's legal team said Thursday that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 GiulianiThree Democrats call for investigation into Sidney Powell to move 'swiftly' Fox News bans Rudy Giuliani from appearing: report Alabama official dismisses Lindell claim that 100K votes were flipped from Trump to Biden: 'It's not possible' MORE, Jay SekulowJay Alan SekulowGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 57 House Republicans back Georgia against DOJ voting rights lawsuit The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - New video of riot unnerves many senators 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 RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week 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. 

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The lawyers go on to argue that Trump was well within his rights when he elected to dismiss former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April 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.

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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.