Maxine Waters appeared on MSNBC with Joy Reid this weekend, and declared that Mueller’s report doesn’t put to rest “anything” about Trump-Russia collusion, despite thousands of subpoenas and hundreds of search warrants issued by Mueller only to find no evidence of any collusion by any member of the Trump campaign.
“You have Donald Trump supporters, including his former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, out there tweeting and essentially presuming that the president has been exonerated,” said Reid, a presumption that Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the report confirmed on Sunday.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid also showed a tweet from Nikki Haley posted on Friday after many reports revealed that sources from the Justice Department said Mueller found no collusion and was issuing no further indictments. “After this long investigation both sides agreed to let Mueller do his job & complete the investigation,” wrote Haley. “Everyone has to acknowledge that @realDonaldTrump did not interfere in the investigation. Now the American public needs to accept the results and move on. #EnoughAlready”
“It’s a curious position to take since we don’t know what’s in the report,” said Reid. “But do you see colleagues on the other side of the aisle sort of declaring this whole thing at an end and wanting no further inquiry? I know that the House has something like 80 subpoenas still out.”
Waters responded by citing the President’s ability to “get into people’s heads and indoctrinate” them.
“Absolutely. Well, I wanted to tell you that this president has a way of trying to get into people’s heads and indoctrinate them,” said Waters.
“He’s been saying ‘No collusion, no collusion, no collusion,’ over and over again for a long time now and he’s going to try to conclude that this report is proving that there’s no collusion. And you have a lot of his sycophants who will, you know, take the nod from him and they’ll say the same thing.” she added.
Waters then stressed that “we,” as the American people, must not allow Team Trump to put to bed the collusion narrative.
“But we cannot allow them to get away with this,” she said. “He does this all the time. This is not the end of anything.”
Waters then admitted that, “Well, it’s the end of the report and the investigation by Mueller,” but added, “But those of us who chair these committees have a responsibility to continue with our oversight. There’s so much that needs to be, you know, taken a look at at this point. So it’s not the end of everything.”
In the wake of Barr’s summary, The Dems have stated that they will continue to push their own investigations despite Mueller’s nearly two-year long investigation, which “issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses,” as Barr notes.