President Donald Trump has claimed his innocence since the beginning and is celebrating after the Robert Mueller report revealed no collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
According to the findings, there was no evidence that Trump or his campaign worked with Russia to rig the election. Trump tweeted enthusiastically after Attorney General William Barr’s summary was released.
“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” Trump tweeted.
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
Trump and his 2020 campaign are still celebrating the investigation’s end, with a Trump campaign page tweeting out a video ripping Democrats for pushing the collusion narrative.
Take a look:
A complete and full vindication! pic.twitter.com/us7fgZN6rD
— Official Team Trump (@TeamTrump) March 24, 2019
“A complete and full vindication!” the caption said.
The White House also responded to the news in a statement making it clear that the president was not found to have colluded with Russia or obstructed the investigation.
“The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and Deputy AG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “The findings of the DOJ are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.”
“The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and Deputy AG Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction. The findings of the DOJ are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States.” –@PressSec
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 24, 2019
On his way to the airport in Florida before returning to the White House on Sunday, the president claimed it was a “complete and total exoneration” of any wrongdoing.
“It’s a shame that our country had to go through this,” Trump added. “To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this.”
'It's a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest it's a shame that your president has had to go through this.'
President Trump says the Mueller report gives him a 'complete and total exoneration' of any wrongdoing.
— ITV News (@itvnews) March 24, 2019
Trump was also in good spirits talking to reporters once he arrived back in Washington, D.C., saying that he was thankful for the country he leads.
“I just want to tell you that America is the greatest place on Earth. The greatest place on Earth,” Trump said.
Watch the video below:
President Trump at the White House: “I just want to tell you that America is the greatest place on Earth. The greatest place on Earth." pic.twitter.com/9yQvuR2FGC
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) March 24, 2019
The Trump 2020 campaign also released a statement, calling the collusion probe a “sham.”
“Today marks the day that President Trump has been completely and fully vindicated by special counsel Robert Mueller, exposing the Russia collusion conspiracy theory for the sham that it always was and catching Democrats in an elaborate web of lies and deceit,” the statement said.
However, Barr’s report did say Mueller’s findings were not a complete exoneration of the president.
“While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” Barr’s summary quoted Mueller about obstruction of justice, although he later determined the president did not obstruct justice during the investigation.
Democrats may push for the full Mueller report to be released instead of the attorney general’s summary, and congressional Democrats have promised to continue investigations.