Rep. Meadows: Mueller's Findings Are 'Total Vindication' for Trump and His Supporters
Special counsel finds no evidence of collusion.
Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said President Trump and his supporters have been completely vindicated after Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly found no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy.
Attorney General William Barr on Sunday released the "principal conclusions" of Mueller's completed Russia probe in a four-page letter to lawmakers, which stated definitively that Mueller did not establish evidence that Trump's team or any associates of the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election.
On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Jordan gave some context as to the scope of the Mueller probe, noting it employed 19 lawyers and approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic accountants, and other professional staff, executed nearly 500 search warrants and issued more than 2,800 subpoenas over the course of 22 months.
"And the findings come back and they say what? No more indictments coming, no sealed indictments, no collusion," Jordan said. "This is as strong a statement as you can see. This is good for the president. More importantly, it’s good for the country."
Meadows agreed that it's a "total vindication" for Trump and those who stood by him for nearly two years, despite attacks from Democrats and "lies" from the mainstream media.
"It's about time," he said.
Jordan lamented that Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) are launching "phishing expeditions" into the Trump administration because their Russia collusion narrative failed to materialize.
"Eighty-one letters Jerry Nadler sent out because this wasn’t the bombshell they hoped for. In fact, it’s the opposite, the Mueller report," Jordan said, referring to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee serving document requests to dozens of agencies, entities and individuals, as part of a new probe into "alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump."
Jordan noted that Nadler, however, did not send a letter to Glenn Simpson or Christopher Steele, individuals involved in the compilation of the infamous Trump dossier.
Meadows vowed "further investigation" to determine if the U.S. intelligence community was "weaponized" to hurt the the Trump campaign and, later, his presidency.
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