Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Mueller finds no evidence for Trump Russia Collusion

Reece Keusch ’19

Robert Mueller, Former FBI Director, concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Election and turned in his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, March 22.

According to the New York Times, “Mr. Barr’s letter said that Mr. Mueller’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to manipulate the 2016 presidential election.”

The $25 million investigation began in May 2017 after President Donald Trump dismissed then FBI Director James Comey, who at the time was already investigating Russian interference in the election as well as collusion with the Trump administration. Comey’s investigations began in July 2016 when suspicions arose about Russia attempting to manipulate the election between President Trump and Hillary Clinton.

“It’s a shame that our country had to go through this,” President Trump said of the investigation yesterday. “To be honest, it’s a shame your President had to go through since before I was even elected.”

Many people against Trump have been calling for the President’s impeachment on the grounds of Russian collusion, while others have sided with Trump the entire time.

“I am not surprised at all with the report,” Julianna Raho ’19 said. “It was obvious that there was no collusion with Trump, and now all of America knows for sure.”

However many people still doubt Trump, including Mueller himself. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Mueller’s report states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him’ on the obstruction of justice issue.”

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