House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught off guard on Monday when a reporter asked her a question about Robert Mueller’s final report vindicating President Donald Trump.
Pelosi was walking down a hallway in the basement of the U.S. Capitol Building when she was asked by CNN reporter Manu Raju about whether the report vindicates the president.
First, Raju asked Pelosi if she thought there’s no collusion in light of Mueller’s findings — and she didn’t respond to the question.
Then, looking like a deer in the headlights, Pelosi awkwardly said that she didn’t think the Mueller report exonerated the president.
“I think the Mueller report is clear the president was not exonerated,” Pelosi said.
Raju also reported that in a closed-door meeting with top House Democrats, Pelosi revealed “Plan B” — they are going to “focus on their agenda,” meaning continue to waste taxpayer dollars on congressional investigations into the president.
Tried to ask Pelosi tonight if she believes there’s no collusion in light of Mueller’s finding, and she didn’t respond to the question.
She told her lieutenants tonight to focus on their agenda, as she has in the past, even as the House probes will continue pic.twitter.com/fKvcdp8lt5
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) 26 марта 2019 г.
Raju said when Pelosi was pressed further on Attorney General William Barr sending a letter to Congress about the conclusions from Mueller’s report, she again refused to answer any questions.
“I’m not going to be having a press conference about the soul of our democracy in the hallway of the basement of the Capitol,” Pelosi said.
After Mueller clears the president of any illegal actions, Pelosi not only claims the president has not been “exonerated,” she admits that Democrats are going to push ahead with more taxpayer-funded witch hunts into the president.
Pelosi’s awkward moment and comments came after Mueller submitted his final report to the Department of Justice.
On Sunday, Barr provided Congress with a 4-page document outlining the main takeaways from Mueller’s report.
Barr said that Mueller’s report makes it clear there he found no collusion or evidence that Trump ever committed a crime.
“The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.,” Barr wrote in his letter to Congress.
Here’s the most important paragraph:
The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
Barr wrote that the DOJ will not be bringing any charges against Trump for alleged obstruction.
So, Trump has been completely cleared in the Russia probe and there are no charges being brought against him for collusion or obstructing justice.
But just like the 2016 presidential election, Democrats like Pelosi are refusing to accept the outcome and will continue to waste taxpayer money to investigate the president.