Trump’s Collusion with Russia
On Sunday March 24th, Robert Mueller and his team reached a conclusion in the Russia investigation that was led. The investigation found that there was no compelling evidence showing signs of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluding with the Russian government.
Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary in which this notion was further backed, stating, “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Despite such claims that seemingly vindicate President Donald Trump, they also open up the floodgates for more legal and political disputes.
Needless to say, the President applauded the outcome of the investigation, but was also vocal about his grievances, stating, “It’s a shame that our country has had to go through this. To be honest, it’s a shame that your president has had to go through this.”
In addition to the reaction of President Trump many of his supporters rejoiced, and felt emboldened by the findings of the Mueller investigation. The investigation backed the claims of many top Trump officials who claimed the investigation was nothing more than a witch-hunt.
Outside of President Trump and those close to him, a new poll taken by “USA Today” states that fifty percent of Americans agree that the Russia probe was in fact a witch-hunt.
On the other hand, it should be noted many Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump are outraged over the result of the Russia probe.
There is discussion being held by the Democratic Party on whether or investigations carried out by the House of Representatives should take place following the recent conclusion of the Mueller investigation.
It appears that Democrats are clinging to any hope of incriminating President Donald Trump in an attempt to bolster their own efforts to win back the presidency in the 2020 election.
Even though this may seem like the case due to the great importance Democrats have placed on the Mueller probe, it is not totally unwarranted.
In fact, while Mueller ruled out any form of criminal collusion by the Trump presidential campaign in 2016, he did not fully exonerate President Trump of all criminal action.
Crimes possibly committed by the president can only be speculated on. It will also be up to the jurisdiction of the Democratic majority in The House of Representatives on whether or not they should begin any sort of impeachment trials.
Overall, even though the findings of the Mueller investigation can be seen as a big win for the president and his supporters, president Trump is still not completely off the hook regarding possible charges such as obstruction of justice.
Tyler Cullen, a first-year, studies Political Science. He is a staff writer for Le Provocateur.