Shortly after Attorney General William Barr released the full redacted Mueller report on Thursday, April 18, Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale demanded an investigation of the “liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump.”
“President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever,” he said in a statement.
“Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era DOJ and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people,” read the statement.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 18, 2019
Earlier in the day, Barr re-affirmed that no member of the Trump campaign, or any other American, colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 elections.
He made the remarks during a press conference before releasing the Mueller report to the congressional committees and the public.
The Special Counsel “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Barr said, quoting the Mueller report.
He also said that he and Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein determined there was no obstruction of justice case based on the information presented by Mueller.
Attorney General William Barr shuts down a reporter who tried to suggest that he was protecting President Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/rpZEUD9pz2
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 18, 2019
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of Republican National Committee (RNC), also asked for the origin of the Mueller probe to be investigated.
“It is now time to get to the bottom of how an investigation based off of fake and partisan information began in the first place. After two years and over $35 million, American taxpayers deserve answers and the integrity of our democratic process depends on ensuring this never happens again,” she stated.
This is a complete & total vindication of @realDonaldTrump.
The only scandal is the Obama admin’s repeated failure to act against Russian cyber meddling.
Instead, they prioritized spying on the Trump campaign & used a phony DNC-funded dossier as justification.
My statement⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Fd10IKuWTt
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 18, 2019
Trump and his legal team declared victory after the Mueller report was released.
“I’m having a good day, too, it’s called ‘no collusion, no obstruction,’” he said while addressing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride at the White House. “There never was by the way, and there never will be.”
“This should never happen to another president again, this hoax, it should never happen to another president again,” he added.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2019
Many Trump supporters also joined the rally on social media to declare victory.
“Thank you to every Trump supporter who never gave up on him or doubted him. YOU are the champions today,” wrote Bill Mitchell, the host of a conservative talk radio show and one of the pundits on Trump, on Twitter.
Thank you to every Trump supporter who never gave up on him or doubted him.
YOU are the champions today.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) April 18, 2019
‘Failure Among a Group of Leaders There’
During an April 10 hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Barr said that spying on Trump Campaign in 2016 “did occur.”
“I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur,” he confirmed when Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) asked if he suggested that spying occurred.
He also said that he wants to pull everything together from the various investigations at the Capitol and the DOJ and see if there are any remaining questions to be addressed.
“I haven’t set up a team yet. But I do have in mind having some colleagues to help me pull all this information together and let me know whether there’s some areas that should be looked at,” he stated.
Real obstruction of Justice
Hillary Clinton illegally smashing cell phones and computers with hammers while under subpoena
Bill Clinton meeting with AG Loretta Lynch days before Hillary was cleared
James Comey leaking information while investigations were ongoing
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 18, 2019
Barr clarified that he is not launching an investigation into the FBI, but he thought there was probably “a failure among a group of leaders there.”