President Donald Trump was by turns reportedly angry, elated and frustrated after receiving news of special counsel Robert Mueller's report Sunday, according to an Axios report citing a handful of sources who were near the president this weekend.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is trying to quickly pass a resolution Monday, saying that since the president supports releasing the report, "there's no good reason for anyone to object".
Adding to the push back, the Trump 2020 re-election campaign circulated a memo to TV networks urging them to drop pundits who had "made outlandish, false claims" about collusion, mostly Democrats and former intelligence officials.
I have seen/heard several stories criticizing the media coverage of the Trump-Russia connections in light of the Barr summary of the Mueller report (such as on NPR this morning: Media Outlets Became A Target After Mueller Probe Results Surfaced).
Trump pledged new investigations but did not specify who would conduct them or who should be targeted.
Congressional investigations also are swirling around the president.
They said that Congress should be allowed its fair shake at reviewing any "evidence regarding obstruction of justice" as well as the "full body of facts and evidence" related to Russia's online election-related disinformation campaigns.
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The NBA Hall of Famer will be a "triple threat", he said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" after the announcement Friday morning. He already has some stake in Atlanta with a Krispy Kreme franchise, and he owns a Big Chicken place in Las Vegas.
He didn't name names, but Trump has spent months railing against former Justice Department officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, accusing them of an illegal witch hunt for the goal of delegitimizing his presidency.
Questioned by reporters, Trump said he welcomed Mueller's results but complained he had been abused by the investigation occurring at all and taking too long.
"They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!"
On Monday's Late Show broadcast, Colbert bemoaned the "anticlimactic" results of Mueller's investigation, calling his report "worse than the finale of Lost". "And if not, why have so many members of Trump's campaign plead guilty to lying about meeting with the smoke monster?"
House Democrats formally requested that Attorney General William Barr hand over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress by April 2. "The one sentence we've seen from the report says this is not an exoneration of the president".
But, he said, Barr's letter shows there was no coordination or collusion with the Trump team and that Congress should now "shift our energy and focus toward our work to advance pro-growth, pro-jobs and national security policies that benefit all Americans and restore global order".