Fox News senior correspondent Brit Hume slammed California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report failed to exonerate President Trump.
Rep. Adam Schiff said, “If the special counsel … had found evidence exonerating the president, he would have said so. He did not. He left that issue to the Congress of the United States, and we will need to consider it.”
Fox News’ Brit Hume replied to that contention in a tweet:
Those who suggested that President Trump colluded with Russia before the release of the report now appear to be focusing on unsubstantiated obstruction of justice charges. This focus is based on an inconclusive line in Meuller’s report, which says investigators were “unable to reach” a judgment that President Trump “clearly did not commit obstruction of justice:
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the president’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred.”
The report’s emphatic conclusion that Trump’s campaign didn’t conspire with the Russian forces during the 2016 election prompted President Trump to remark that it was “a good day.”
Rep. Schiff, who has long maintained that he has “evidence” of Russian collusion has also criticized Attorney General William Barr for suggesting the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign.
Even after the Attorney General released a synopsis of the report that clearly stated collusion had not been proven, Schiff continued to maintain that it was.
The Dems appear to be divided about moving forward with impeachment proceedings against President Trump. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer described that option as “not worthwhile” on Thursday while others said they would continue to seek Trump’s impeachment.
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted on Twitter, Thursday, and said that it is “Congress’ responsibility” to investigate “obstruction of justice by the president” and included a link to Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s resolution to impeach President Trump.