Nadler: Mueller 'not exonerating' Trump in report

The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday insisted that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's report does not exonerate President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE after the attorney general released conclusions that Mueller had not found collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Judiciary panel Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGraham promises Kavanaugh will not be impeached over 'scurrilous' allegations Judiciary Committee chairman Nadler dismisses Kavanaugh impeachment calls Nadler: Trump impeachment needed 'to vindicate the Constitution' MORE (D-N.Y.) said Attorney General William Barr concluded after reading Mueller's findings that the president did not obstruct justice in the investigation of Russia's interference in the election, but that Mueller "clearly and explicitly" did not exonerate Trump.  

 

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"There must be full transparency in what Special Counsel Mueller uncovered to not exonerate the President from wrongdoing. DOJ owes the public more than just a brief synopsis and decision not to go any further in their work," Nadler stated in a tweet.

Barr sent a letter to Congress on Sunday detailing the principal conclusions of Mueller's report, which focused on the allegation of collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia and of obstruction of justice.

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 — something Trump and his supporters seized upon as vindication for the president. 

Nadler said that Barr was too quick to dismiss further action on the obstruction question.

"Special Counsel Mueller worked for 22 months to determine the extent to which President Trump obstructed justice," he tweeted Sunday. "Attorney General Barr took 2 days to tell the American people that while the President is not exonerated, there will be no action by DOJ." 

Nadler said his committee would be calling on Barr to testify in front of it "in the near future."