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Jordan: Mueller report should end congressional investigations into Trump

The top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee said Sunday that congressional investigations into President Trump should end after the initial findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe were made public. 

“Now, after 22 months and over $25 million in taxpayer funds, we know what many of us suspected all along. There was no collusion, coordination, or cooperation with Russia,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said in a statement.

“All the Special Counsel’s prosecutions of U.S. persons in the course of this investigation were wholly unrelated to collusion. I hope this will put an end to the partisan and political investigations in Congress aimed at undermining President Trump.”

{mosads}Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress on Sunday detailing the top-level conclusions of Mueller’s investigation.

The 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.

It also stated that Mueller did not reach a conclusion as to whether Trump had obstructed justice while president, 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.”

Since gaining a majority in the House with the 2018 midterm elections, congressional Democrats have opened sweeping investigations into Trump.

The Oversight committee in particular has launched several, including one into Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The House Judiciary Committee has requested documents from 81 figures, including Donald Trump Jr. and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law.

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