The Democrats promised to push forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller turned over his long-awaited report on possible election meddling that exonerates Trump of any guilt.
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday.
Trump’s supporters gleefully called the report a “nothing burger.” They thanked Mueller – a longtime Republican – for ending the Russia collusion probe.
But Democrats are outraged that Mueller wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and took two years to decide Trump did not collude with Russia to win the White House.
Hollywood celebrities expressed their anger that Trump and his family weren’t escorted out of the White House in handcuffs.
California Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat, vented her outrage over the report.
“This is not the end of anything!” Waters told MSNBC‘s Joy Reid after word leaked that Mueller’s report did not contain a smoking gun on Sunday.
“This is the- well, it’s the end of the report and the investigation by Mueller. But those of us who chair these committees have a responsibility to continue with our oversight,” Waters said.
“There’s so much that, uh, needs to be, you know, taken a look at at this point,” she claimed,” and so it’s not the end of everything.”
Mueller presented his report to Attorney General William Barr, who determined that “the investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
Still, Democrats are urging Barr to release the full report to the public.
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, threatened to subpoena Mueller to testify before the Committee.
On Sunday, Schiff tweeted that evidence uncovered by Mueller “must be shared with our Committee. And his report must also be made public. Now.”