"For the president to say he is completely exonerated directly contradicts the words of Mr. Mueller and is not to be taken with any degree of credibility", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said in a joint statement.
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For almost two years, Trump had repeatedly blasted the special counsel probe as a "witch hunt". "The Democrats and the liberal media owe the president, and they owe the American people, an apology".
"It could not have been better, " Trump said of the summary of the Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr, which did not find the president colluded with Russian Federation over the 2016 elections.
But the report of Robert Mueller, US special counsel, said investigation did not find sufficient evidence on the allegation, or that the US president obstructed justice.
At the same time, Democrats will continue their investigations of the Trump-Russia connection, and other aspects of the president's finances and business practices, including his tax returns.
It was inevitable that in the wake of Attorney General William P. Barr's letter summarizing the determinations made by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, President Trump would take a victory lap. Barr wrote in the summary that Trump had not in fact committed such a crime.
"House Democrats did not win the election on collusion; we didn't win the election on impeachment; we didn't win the election on obstruction of justice", said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of NY, the Democratic Caucus chairman.
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"The Mueller report was great".
Trump said Monday that it is up to Barr to decide whether the report will be released to the public, adding that he isn't thinking about pardoning anyone sentenced during the inquiry.
The Mueller milestone on Sunday makes it appear as though Trump Jr. will not be prosecuted and so McCarthy, leader of House Republicans, said there should be consequences for Schiff.
Those investigations should include Trump's insistence on hiding his tax returns; his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, which was followed by an admission that the decision was related to the Russian Federation investigation; and the manner in which he has used his office to buoy his family's finances through Mar-a-Lago and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's hesitant to agree to releasing information from Mueller that would "throw innocent people who've not been charged under the bus".
They also want to begin receiving the underlying evidence the same day.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told Sean Hannity Monday that he still wants to find out whether Hillary Clinton was exonerated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2016 due to "political bias". The White House has demanded his resignation.
Trump also said he had not thought about pardoning anyone convicted or who pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe.