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Pence: ‘Today is a great day for America’

Stefani Reynolds

Vice President Pence on Sunday celebrated the findings in a letter from the attorney general to Congress sharing the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, calling it “a great day for America.”

“Today is a great day for America, President Trump and our entire administration. After two years of investigation, and reckless accusations by many Democrats and members of the media, the Special Counsel has confirmed what President Trump said along; there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election,” Pence said in a statement.

“The Attorney General also confirmed that there was no obstruction of justice. This total vindication of the President of the United States and our campaign should be welcomed by every American who cherishes the truth and the integrity of our elections.”

{mosads}”In the days ahead, the American people can be confident that the President and our entire administration will continue to focus where we always have, on the issues most important to our country.”

Attorney General William Barr’s letter detailed the top-level conclusions of Mueller’s investigation.

The letter said the probe did not uncover evidence that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election — a point that Trump and his supporters seized upon as vindication for the president. 

However, unlike Pence’s assertion, Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether or not Trump obstructed justice while in office.

According to the letter, 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.”

Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided not to pursue an obstruction charge after reviewing the special counsel’s findings.

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