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USA: Mueller report a 'complete exoneration' - Trump01:26

USA: Mueller report a 'complete exoneration' - Trump

United States, West Palm Beach, FL
March 25, 2019 at 00:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump said he is completely exonerated after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report concluded he did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election campaign, while speaking to the press before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from Florida on Sunday afternoon.

"It was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction", the president remarked.

He then stated "it's a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it's a shame that your president has had to go through this for before I even got elected, it began, and it began illegally."

The inquiry did not find any US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia.

Mueller did not draw a conclusion on whether the US President committed obstruction of justice, but Attorney General William Barr said in a letter to Congress that Mueller's report does not exonerate him.

Despite that, Trump claimed "complete exoneration", characterising the process as "an illegal take down that failed. And hopefully, somebody is going to be looking at the other side. So it's complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction."

The report was the culmination of a two-year long investigation by Mueller that has seen a number of Trump aides prosecuted and imprisoned.

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US President Donald Trump said he is completely exonerated after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report concluded he did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election campaign, while speaking to the press before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington from Florida on Sunday afternoon.

"It was just announced there was no collusion with Russia, the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. There was no collusion with Russia. There was no obstruction", the president remarked.

He then stated "it's a shame that our country had to go through this. To be honest, it's a shame that your president has had to go through this for before I even got elected, it began, and it began illegally."

The inquiry did not find any US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia.

Mueller did not draw a conclusion on whether the US President committed obstruction of justice, but Attorney General William Barr said in a letter to Congress that Mueller's report does not exonerate him.

Despite that, Trump claimed "complete exoneration", characterising the process as "an illegal take down that failed. And hopefully, somebody is going to be looking at the other side. So it's complete exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction."

The report was the culmination of a two-year long investigation by Mueller that has seen a number of Trump aides prosecuted and imprisoned.

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