United States: Donald Trump reinforced by the first conclusions of the "Russian" investigation

A summary sent by the Minister of Justice exonerates the US President of any collusion with Moscow and dismissed prosecution for obstruction of justice. Democrats demand the publication of the full investigation report.


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Donald Trump welcomes the findings of the Mueller report at the White House on March 24. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

Donald Trump triumphed on Sunday, March 24. In the early afternoon, the Attorney General of the United States (Minister of Justice), William Barr, indeed released a summary of the investigation completed two days earlier by the special prosecutor Robert Mueller about interferences loaned to Russia by US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign. This investigation exonerates the president of any possible collusion with Russia, as he had repeatedly claimed.

William Barr also dismissed the suspicion of obstruction of justice raised by the abrupt dismissal of the director of the federal police, James Comey, in May 2017, which Donald Trump had publicly linked to the "Russian" investigation. The Minister of Justice has ruled that he has no evidence to this effect. His four-page note puts an end to a saga of nearly two years. A year and a half away from the next presidential election, she definitely dismissed the prospect of a dismissal by the Donald Trump Congress.

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The latter quickly reacted by publishing on his Twitter account a release of victory. "No collusion, no obstruction, complete and total DISCULPATION," he said, after denouncing for months the greatest "witch hunt in US history" which he would have been the victim.

No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

- realDonaldTrump (@Donald J. Trump)

Before leaving Florida, where he had once again come to spend the weekend, Donald Trump virulently attacked the investigation and accusations of collusion, "the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard » . "Honestly, it's a shame that your president had to endure that," he said before stigmatizing "an illegal demolition company that failed."

While the Special Prosecutor's team has maintained throughout this period a remarkable discipline that has prevented the disclosure of any "leakage", the findings of Robert Mueller and William Barr will certainly be used repeatedly by the President at the same time. during the months that separate him from the next presidential election. They should allow him to instruct a fierce trial against his detractors. Donald Trump should use it to try to discredit the other judicial inquiries that concern him, even if none has the devastating potential of the "Russian" affair.

REF: https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2019/03/25/etats-unis-donald-trump-renforce-apres-les-conclusions-de-l-enquete-russe_5440653_3210.html