Rep. Jerry Nadler Gives Presser: Trump is ‘Wrong,’ Mueller Report is Not a ‘So-Called Total Exoneration’
Rep. Jerry Nadler held a press conference on Sunday just hours after Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings.
He started off by saying that he thinks President Donald Trump is “wrong.”
“Earlier today I received a four-page letter from Attorney General Barr outlining his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report while making a few questionable legal arguments of his own. I take from this letter three points. First, President Trump is wrong. This report does not amount to a so-called total exoneration.”
Nadler was referring, of course, to Trump’s tweet declaring, “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
Nadler also raised doubt about Barr’s findings, noting the attorney general “auditioned” for the role.
“Special counsel Mueller was clear that his report does not ‘exonerate’ the president,” Nadler said. “The special counsel spent 22 months uncovering evidence of obstruction and other misconduct. The attorney general Barr who auditioned for his role with an open memorandum suggesting that the obstruction investigation was unconscionable and that a president — it was almost impossible for any president to commit obstruction of justice since he’s the head of the executive branch made a decision about that evidence in under 48 hours. His conclusions raise more questions than they answer.”
“We will ask the Attorney General to testify before the Judiciary Committee,” Nadler also said, adding he would use subpoena power to do so if necessary.
Watch above, via MSNBC
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