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Mueller Report – Media Digest

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In American Football terms, the Right is piling on after enduring two years of absolute shit-slinging – no mud about it.

The funny thing, there is little actual discussion about actual Russian information warfare, which the Russians did.  To do so would display the schisms in our existing society, which is the 800-pound gorilla in the room.  The same schisms are exploited by the mainstream media to further a leftist agenda, which are used to attack the Right.  To attack those schisms would undermine the very tools used by the Left. 

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AG Barr’s letter indicates that the report will eventually be given to Congress, and evidently contains considerably more on the Russian campaign to disrupt US politics than is currently in the public domain. There will be significant pressure from Congress to punish Russia even further.  In the light of this reality, the reactions from Muscovy border on the insanely bizarre – it is likely that Russia will be subjected to further sanctions, and the expectation of a reset is simply not rational.

Kremlin, After Mueller Report, Says it’s Open to Better US Ties

Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States but it is up to Washington to make the first move, the Kremlin said on Monday after the conclusion of a U.S. investigation into alleged collus…

Senior Russian Lawmaker Welcomes Findings Of Mueller’s Report, Calls For ‘Reset’ In U.S. Ties

A senior member of Russia’s upper house of parliament has welcomed the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Moscow’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying this g…

Mueller Report Has Moscow in Ecstasy, Opening the Way for More Putin Plots

Judging from the reaction of Russian officials and state media, expect Vladimir Putin to be more aggressive than ever. Latest wrinkle: Blame Ukraine for backing Hillary Clinton.

Mueller Report Gives Russia ‘I Told You So’ Moment |

The released summary, however, didn’t clear the president of improper behavior regarding Russia but didn’t establish that “he was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference,” Mueller said in a passage from the report quoted by U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Russian officials and state media who have vehemently denied that the Kremlin wanted Trump to win and was helping him in the campaign on Monday relished the news. “The results of Mueller’s investigation are a disgrace for the U.S. and its political elites,” Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the information committee at the Federation Council, tweeted on Monday. “All of the accusations were proved to be trumped up.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had a more muted reaction on Monday, saying that Russia has never interfered in elections in other countries and “doesn’t intend to do so.” “It’s hard to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if it isn’t there,” he said. Thirty-four people, including six Trump aides and advisers, were charged in the investigation. Twenty-five are Russians accused of election interference either through hacking into Democratic accounts or orchestrating a social media campaign to spread disinformation on the internet.

Who needs collusion? How Russia’s spies hacked Democrats’ emails and got them to WikiLeaks on their own in an effort to ‘influence’ the election – even though Mueller found that no one linked to the Trump campaign was in on it

A Kremlin-backed effort hacked Democratic emails and put out divisive online posts to influence the 2016 election, prosecutors have charged, but they found no ‘coordination’ with Donald Trump.

With the Robert Mueller report finished, what about the other alleged Russian trolls? – ABC News

After the Mueller report, what will be the fate of the purported Russian trolls that investigators had been watching but who had yet to be charged?

Trump-Russia Collusion Theory Problem: Why Didn’t America’s Spies See It? | National Review

How could a nefarious, bold, authorized-at-the-highest-levels effort like this completely escape the watching eyes and ears of every single American intelligence agency?

Dershowitz Slams ‘Shameful’ Mueller, Hits CNN |

Mueller turned in his final report Friday, and Attorney General William Barr on Sunday in a letter to Congress said the investigation concluded there was no collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report sounds like a “law school exam,” where he shirked his job and didn’t have “the guts” to make a decision on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Sunday during an appearance on Fox News where he also slammed CNN personalities and guests who “misinformed the American public.” Mueller turned in his final report Friday, and Attorney General William Barr on Sunday in a letter to Congress said the investigation concluded there was no collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. On the topic of potential obstruction of justice on the part of President Donald Trump, the special counsel referred the question of criminality to the attorney general. “I thought it was a cop out for him to say there was not enough evidence to indict, but it’s not an exoneration, and we’re going to put a report out,” Dershowitz told anchor Shannon Bream “… It sounds like a law school exam. That’s not the job of the prosecutor. The job of the prosecutor is to decide yes or no. Make a decision.”

Pence: A great day for America – Israel National News

US Vice President welcomes findings of Special Counsel’s investigation on Russian interference in presidential election.

Trump Calls Mueller Investigation Summary ‘Complete Exoneration’

U.S. Attorney General William Barr says Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election “did not establish that members” of President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.” Mueller wrote that although his report “does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” Trump called the summary of the report a “total exoneration” but Democrats strongly disagreed and demanded the full release of Mueller’s findings.

Trump Calls Special Counsel Investigation Results ‘Complete Exoneration’

U.S. President Donald Trump has called the results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “a complete and total exoneration.” Mueller pursued accusations that Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election or obstructed the investigation. Trump spoke to the media in West Palm Beach, Florida on March 24 after Attorney-General William Barr released a summary of Mueller’s report.

Mueller report summary released, showing no proof Trump team conspired with Russia | Fox News

Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released the “principal conclusions” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s completed Russia probe in a four-page letter to Capitol Hill lawmakers, which stated definitively that Mueller found no evidence that Trump’s team had conspired with Russia.

Read the Mueller report findings: Barr’s letter to Congress | Fox News

The following is Attorney General Bill Barr’s letter to key congressional leaders summarizing the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report.

Read Attorney General William Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report – The New York Times

The letter, by Attorney General William P. Barr, details the main findings of the special counsel’s two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. Attorney General’s Outline On Mueller Probe Leaves As Many Questions As Answers

U.S. Attorney General Barr took two days to sum up a 22-month special counsel probe on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election.

Opinion | What Mueller Found, and Didn’t Find – The New York Times

Readers react to the attorney general’s summary of the special counsel’s report.

The Key Findings Of The Mueller Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “principal conclusions” in the Russia investigation have been submitted to Congress. Here are the main findings.

What to Make of Bill Barr’s Letter – Lawfare

Barr’s letter contains good news for the president, but it also raises ominous questions that only Mueller’s report can answer.

Graham sends ominous tweet to Comey: See you soon | Fox News

Sen.  Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., posted an ominous reply to ex-FBI-Director James Comey on Twitter Sunday after Comey seemed to sum up the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by posting a picture of a man who appeared lost in the woods.

Graham hints at further questioning of Comey in wake of Mueller findings | TheHill

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) hinted at further questioning of ex-FBI Director James Comey on Sunday after the attorney general released a summary of the key findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction – The New York Times

The attorney general released the main findings of the closely watched investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired.

Ken Starr: Trump is vindicated on collusion, Mueller punts on obstruction, and the rule of law triumphs | Fox News

All Americans should welcome the fact that the Mueller report found President Trump’s repeated claims of “no collusion” with Russia were accurate.

U.S. Congressman: Mueller Report Does Not Exonerate Trump

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, questioned Attorney General Bill Barr’s determination that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not produce sufficient evidence for an obstruction of justice charge against President Donald Trump. On March 24, Nadler called for the full release of the Mueller report on whether Trump colluded with Russians during the 2016 election or obstructed the investigation. Barr had released a summary of Mueller’s report hours earlier which stated there was no evidence of collusion, but it also did not exonerate Trump of the obstruction allegation.

Schiff: There is still ‘significant evidence of collusion’ – POLITICO

He also says he has full confidence in Robert Mueller.

Mueller report: Pelosi and Schumer aren’t satisfied with AG Barr’s readout of the report – Vox

Pelosi and Schumer: “Attorney General Barr’s letter raises as many questions as it answers.”

Mueller’s end: A conclusion on collusion, but confusion on obstruction  | TheHill

Mueller simply offered a collective shrug from his team regarding the question of obstruction of justice.

CNN’s Toobin: ‘Total vindication of the president’ on collusion | TheHill

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Sunday that President Trump has been vindicated on “the issue of collusion” after Attorney General William Barr said in a letter to Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence

What is the Mueller report? Everything you need to know about the Russia investigation | Fox News

The investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election continues – with Special Counsel Robert Mueller at its helm. On Friday, March 22, Mueller submitted his long-awaited report on the investigation to Attorney General Bill Barr.

On the Mueller Investigation, the Barr Letter Is Not Enough | The New Yorker

John Cassidy on Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, which did not find that President Trump colluded with Russian interference in the 2016 election and reached no conclusion on whether he obstructed justice.

Joe: If there was no collusion, why did Trump and associates lie about Russia?

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough notes that while findings in the Mueller report make it a “very good day for the President of the United States politically,’ the question remains that if there was no collusion, then why did President Trump, his administration and his associates lie during the campaign? “I guess the answer to that may just be pure, basic greed. He wanted to build a tower in Moscow,” Scarborough says.

Analysis: A cloud lifts over Trump, but at a cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted. Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question…

Trump, Giuliani Call for Investigations Into Russia Probe’s Origin

Following the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s key findings, President Donald Trump and personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on March 24 suggested that the investigators should be investigated.

Giuliani: Those Behind Mueller Probe Will Be ‘Held to Account’ |

Giuliani: Those Behind Mueller Probe Will Be ‘Held to Account’

Dershowitz: Mueller Report Sets Up Comey-Clinton Situation |

Dershowitz: Mueller Report Sets Up Comey-Clinton Situation

Adriana Cohen: Time to ban the collusion conspiracy theorists

Knowing how stacked Silicon Valley is against conservatives, don’t hold your breath.

Donald Trump Jr.: ‘Collusion Truthers’ Must Be Held ‘Accountable’ for Their ‘Sick and Twisted Conspiracy Theories’

“It’s my hope that honest journalists within the media have the courage to hold these now fully debunked truthers accountable and treat them with the scorn and ridicule,” Donald Trump Jr. said.

It Was All a Lie | The American Conservative

Robert Mueller has come up empty handed, exposing two years of relentless Russiagate propaganda and the media that sold it.

Republican delight, Democrat dismay as Mueller details released | Reuters

Retired Ford assembly plant worker and Donald Trump supporter Henry Thompson was giddy as he listened to a summary of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report on TV at a Dearborn, Michigan, diner on Sunday.

Zero, zilch, nada: That’s the bottom line on ‘collusion’

Attorney General William Barr’s Sunday letter to Congress leaves no doubt: Three years of investigation, including two years under special counsel Robert…

Republicans trapped by transparency – The Washington Post

Since Mueller submitted his report, many in the GOP are suddenly more hesitant about release it in its entirety.

Mueller report appears likely to validate Trump claim of ‘no collusion’ with Russia to win election | Fox News

We don’t know for sure, but it appears Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion to win the 2016 presidential election.

End of Mueller probe a boost for Trump, a warning for Democrats | TheHill

Democrats must put this issue to bed.