Mueller Report Sparks New D.C. War Over Russia Probe: Subpoenas, Payback, and More

Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan, left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan, left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)rr

The public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday marked the dramatic final note of a lengthy and contentious investigation, but also sparked a tinderbox of new calls for subpoenas, congressional testimony, resignations, and even impeachment proceedings — all despite the probe’s central finding that no evidence showed that President Trump’s team “coordinated or conspired” with Russia.

The whirlwind moments kept coming, even hours after the report’s release, as more and more revelations from the 448-page document trickled out. The White House, for its part, claimed total victory and vindication for the president who, according to the report, once fretted that the special counsel’s appointment meant he was “f—ed” beyond the possibility of redemption and that his agenda would be derailed by partisan distractions.

“As I have been saying all along, NO COLLUSION – NO OBSTRUCTION!” Trump, who did not assert executive privilege to shield any sections of the report, wrote on Twitter.

Journalist and frequent Trump critic Glenn Greenwald declared on The Intercept: “Robert Mueller Did Not Merely Reject the Trump/Russia Conspiracy Theories. He Obliterated Them.”

But Democrats and media outlets that long advanced the idea that the Trump campaign had treasonously worked with Russia — and sneered with anticipation that the Trump administration would collapse — quickly pivoted to whether the president had, instead, interfered with the now-completed investigation into such an alleged conspiracy.

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SOURCE: Gregg Re | Fox News