A recent report from Robert Mueller, special counsel investigator leading the case on Donald Trump’s obstruction of justice, exonerated the president of his supposed ties to Russia. The Russia investigation, which has been going on since the 2016 Presidential Election, has been a dark cloud on Trump’s presidency. According to the report, Mueller stated that the investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” The report also concluded that the investigation did not have a definitive answer to whether or not Trump obstructed justice during his presidency.
However, Trump isn’t quite out of the woods yet. Despite this conclusive report from Mueller, it isn’t all the evidence from the investigation. The four page report is only a summary of the evidence compiled. Congressional Democrats are requesting permission to all of Mueller’s findings and are planning on pushing more investigations, some of which might put a shadow over Trump’s chances in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Moreover, Mueller’s report that Trump did not collude with Russia reflects badly on many journalism institutions, such as the New York Times and CNN. “I think Democrats and the liberal media owe the president and they owe the American people an apology,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on NBC News’s Today. The media, of course, defended their position, stating that they simply reported what they perceived to be the facts on an unprecedented situation. However, the report may be a death sentence for many media outlets who avidly pushed the collusion scenario.
Nevertheless, while the report may not exonerate Trump completely of the many accusations of obstructions of justice, it allows Trump and his administration some breathing room from an investigation that has been going on since the beginning of his presidency.