This article is written from a Democratic point of view.
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Following Attorney General William “Bill” Barr’s weekend release of his letter which essentially clears Donald Trump of any wrongdoing related to the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s supporters continue to take a hard line, looking for retribution for the investigation which had consumed most of Trump’s presidency thus far.
The letter Barr released was his summary of the final report prepared by special counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to tilt the election to Trump–and any subsequent obstruction of justice.
The full Mueller report has not been made public. But Barr’s summary essentially set aside any of those concerns, leaving Trump and his supporters both celebrating and seeking political payback against those among Democrats and in the press who stoked the investigation over the last two years.
“It is really shameful for two years, this cloud has been upon his presidency, it was precipitated by a fake dossier paid for Hillary Clinton and [Democratic National Committee] that the Justice Department ran with, Democrats for two years accused our president of being an agent for a foreign country, they put that narrative forward over and over with the media, being complicit,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.
“[Some] 93 percent of the negative stories from the media have been negative on this president, media has been shameful, there needs to be a reckoning,” she added. “I am glad that president is found to not colluded we all knew that. I do not want to gloss over what just happened over last two years it has been dangerous for our democracy we not had objectivity in our media enough to look at the facts of the case, they have run with it. It has been reckless and damaged our democracy.”