No conspiracy or coordination with Russia on election interference, no obstruction of justice clears President Trump of wrongdoing

March 24, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s determination that “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities” and Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s determination finding “no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of justice offense”

“Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress on Robert Mueller’s special counsel final report on the Russia collusion investigation makes it clear that the President and all his team are unambiguously exonerated from having anything to do with Russian interference in the 2016 election.  Mueller’s report, according to Barr, acknowledges that this alleged Russia collusion was a ‘primary consideration for the Special Counsel’s investigation…’

“This should end forever the Democratic Party created fantasy that President Trump and his campaign were in some way working with the Russians to impact the results of 2016 presidential election.

“However, many will cling to the idea that somehow the President ‘obstructed justice’ in this process as Mueller neither exonerates nor condemns the actions of the President or any member of his team in his report leaving that determination to the Attorney General.  Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein make it clear in their letter to Congress that there was no obstruction of justice, exonerating the President and his team due to the fact that the essential elements of obstruction of justice were not found by the Special Counsel, including most importantly any underlying crime to obstruct.

“Regardless of the Mueller report and the Attorney General’s findings, the left will continue to cry obstruction of justice in the months ahead in an attempt to save face for dragging the nation through two years of doubt about the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. In doing so, the Democrats and some never Trumpers will be making the underlying claim that an innocent person targeted in a criminal investigation has no right to defend themselves publicly during the course of that investigation.  This is absurd on its face and is nothing more than an attempt to obscure their own roles in this sordid attempt to take down a duly elected President.

“In light of the Mueller findings, the President should immediately pardon anyone who was convicted of a process crime resulting from the Mueller investigation, and the Attorney General should begin work on getting to the bottom of who perpetrated this Russia collusion fraud on the American public and begin the process of prosecuting them with the same vigor exhibited against the President and his team.”


“Without collusion, there is no obstruction,” By Robert Romano, July 31, 2018 at

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