That didn’t go over well. President Trump’s foes are furious. This weekend, US Attorney General Bill Barr delivered the devastating news that Trump is not an agent of the Russian Federation. After interviewing nearly 500 witnesses, conducting 500 search warrants, and issuing nearly 2,800 subpoenas, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of 19 lawyers and 40 investigators, “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.”
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews is mystified. “How can they let Trump off the hook?” His cable news colleague Joy Reid sees a sinister conspiracy at work. She warns, “It feels like the seeds of a cover-up are here.”
Elie Mystal, editor of abovethelaw.com, blames race. “If I’m the Trump children, I’m having a party tonight. They’ve won the white privilege regatta!”
In the halls of Congress, disappointment among Democrats runs deep. California Congresswoman Maxine Waters cannot contain her rage. “We cannot allow [Trump] to get away with this! This is not the end of anything!”
House Intelligence Committee chief Adam Schiff vows to continue searching for the “significant evidence of collusion” Mueller’s exhaustive, two year investigation failed to uncover.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler promises that, “We will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify” and endure a barrage of angry Democratic questioning.
Over a week ago, 50% of registered voters polled told USA Today that Trump has been the target of a "witch hunt” — and that was before the Mueller news. Nevertheless, Democrats and their media allies are determined to stir the cauldron.