AOC turns focus following completion of Mueller investigation

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President Donald Trump and his allies have wasted little time in turning what they have long termed a "witch hunt" into a weapon in the early stages of what will be his re-election campaign.

Democrats are demanding the release of the full report as President Trump and those on the right are calling for a look into the origins of the Russa collusion claims.

The Republican President and his allies in Congress went on the offensive a day after the release of a summary of Mr Mueller's report gave him a political victory ahead of his 2020 re-election bid, not exonerating him but making no allegations of criminal wrongdoing at the end of a almost two-year-long inquiry.

The chairmen of the panels wrote in a letter to Attorney General William Barr Monday that his four-page summary of Mueller's work is "not sufficient for Congress, a coequal branch of government" to perform oversight duties. They also want to begin receiving the underlying evidence the same day. Barr - a Trump appointee who was confirmed as the US chief prosecutor in February - decided along with Rosenstein that the evidence was insufficient to show that he did.

"Barr stated, before he took office, that he didn't believe that any president could be held guilty of obstruction of justice", Schumer said. The Justice Department has not said whether it will release Mr Mueller's full report, but Mr Barr has said he will be as transparent as possible.

While the president's tweet may not be accurate, Barr's summary of Mueller's findings makes impeachment much less likely.

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If there is any further inquiry that needs to happen, it is into the FBI and the Obama administration, which launched the first ever investigation into a presidential candidate, relying on a partisan dossier, spying on the Trump campaign, wiretapping USA citizens, and unmasking Michael Flynn's name.

"We can never let this happen to another president again", he said.

"There are people out there who have done very bad things, I would say treasonous things against our country", he said.

"Those people will certainly be looked at".

"I think they can't move forward until they apologise", Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said. They lied to Congress. Many of them. You know who they are. He has also falsely claimed that the investigation was based on memos compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, and even blamed former Sen.

The second part of the report touched on concerns of obstruction of justice on the part of Trump.

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Mueller examined Russia's interference in the 2016 election, along with, as Barr's letter describes it, "allegations that members of Trump's presidential campaign, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere". Trump in the past has called for investigations of Hillary Clinton, the Democrat he defeated in 2016. The Justice Department has made clear there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Mueller reportedly set out evidence on both sides and then left the matter unresolved, which according to Barr means that it is up to him to determine whether the "conduct described in the report constitutes a crime".

Pelosi, meanwhile, was scheduled to hold a press conference Tuesday on health care legislation, Democrats' top campaign issue.

Despite the relief at the White House, the Mueller probe painted a deeply unflattering picture of the divisive and populist real estate tycoon-turned-politician.

What now? Barr has promised to release the full report after redactions due to rules of criminal procedure, the protection of certain witnesses and the secrecy of grand jury testimony. And he derided Democratic critics and the media for their comments about the Mueller probe. Trump said that it should, as well as some Republican senators.

At the same time, however, Republicans followed Trump's lead in looking into how the investigation began. But asked on Monday if Mueller had acted honourably, Trump said: "Yes". Some are in no mood for forbearance and are urging the GOP leadership to push turnabout investigations into the alleged Democratic origins of a deep state conspiracy against the president. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said of pardoning Manafort.

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