Attorney General Barr publishes a summary of the Mueller report that reveals connivance between the leaders of the Trump and Trump campaign in Russia.
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WASHINGTON – The special advocate, Robert Mueller, has not found evidence that the Trump campaign was conspiring with Russia. Republicans celebrated and then targeted many of the president's enemies.
One of the most important goals to date: Representative Adam Schiff, who heads the House Intelligence Committee.
"Adam Schiff should resign," said Kellyanne Conway, White House advisor, Monday morning at Fox News. "He has no rights as a person who peddles a lie day after day without being criticized." She added that an inquiry conducted by the Democratic Party in the House "would never have the credibility of Mueller's investigation".
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday issued a four-page summary of Mueller's report, stating that Mueller's investigation, which had lasted 22 months, did not conclude that President Donald Trump or his campaign had plotted with Russian efforts to influence the election of 2016.
But on the question of whether Trump had sought to thwart the investigation, Barr said that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had determined that the president's conduct was not a crime, as it was not a crime. Mueller's team had not yet determined whether Trump had prevented justice.
The Republicans took the conclusions as a victory lap and called Schiff his name several times on Monday.
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Leader of the House, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. asked him to leave his position as head of the House Intelligence Committee.
"I'm asking him to leave the committee as president," McCarthy told Fox News, noting a number of concerns, including his earlier comments on evidence of a possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
"He should apologize to the American public and give up his position as chairman of the intelligence committee," McCarthy said.
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the president, has launched a number of tweets attacking Schiff, even using the hastag "#FullOfSchiff".
"I totally agree with my friend @GOPLeader," he said in response to McCarthy's call for Schiff to leave his position on the committee. "After spending 2 years lying to the American people about the collusion plot, this auditor ALWAYS double his lies.He is a fraudster.And if he had an ounce of integrity, he would resign today. #FullOfSchiff
He also asked why Schiff should not "deal with repercussions" for his statements over the years about Trump's relations with Russia. In another tweet, he said that Schiff's conduct had erased confidence in the committee.
After Barr's letter Sunday, Schiff said that he accepted Mueller's findings but claimed that it did not clear Trump of wrongdoing.
"Mueller has not found enough evidence to establish a plot, despite Russian offers to help Trump's campaign, their acceptance and a litany of covert interactions with Russia." I rely on judgment of Mueller's prosecutor, but the country must see the evidence, "he said. .
He added in another post: "Mueller spent two years investigating an obstruction of justice and found evidence that" does not exempt "Trump Barr has taken two days to dismiss this evidence. The whole report must be published and evidence provided to Congress so that the American people can judge for themselves. "
Schiff seemed to ignore calls for resignation and told CNN that the attacks were not surprising.
"I'm more used to attacks from my GOP colleagues and I would not expect anything less," he told CNN.
Other prominent Democrats also supported it, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
"Democrats are not going to be intimidated by the White House or congressional Republicans, we will not be distracted from the publication of the full report on Mueller and the underlying evidence, and we will continue to exercise legitimate control because the Constitution demands, "said Politico Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi.
While Trump and other Republicans have called for their defense in the aftermath of Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, many have pointed to unanswered questions about whether the president's actions were an obstacle to justice.
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The Democrats continued to press for the release of the report, sending a letter to Barr Monday evening, demanding that Mueller's findings be released by April 2.
"Your four-page summary of the special advocate's review is not enough for Congress, as an equal branch of government, to be able to [its] critical work, "reads the letter. Our committees urgently need to publish the full report as well as the underlying evidence and documents so that they can fulfill their tasks under the Constitution. "
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