There was no collusion. The media is now claiming only the President used that word despite two years of the press claiming there was collusion.
The President’s team benefited from Wikileaks releasing damaging information on Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. This is a statement of fact. Any time damaging information is released on an opponent, the other candidate benefits. There was no coordination by the President or anyone associated with him to release that information, but across CNN and MSNBC today, panelists are convinced this beneficial impact proves the President’s team was complicit, even if it was not illegal.
This is a stupid analysis.
The report concludes that it cannot conclude the President is innocent or guilty of obstruction. It is clear from the report that the President made an emotional response to James Comey telling the President he wasn’t under investigation, but refusing to say so publicly.
The report does provide a path for Democrats in Congress to further pursue investigations into the President and we should expect frustrations to mount on the left as Congress does not rush to impeachment.
Lastly, there is a key line in the Mueller report that “The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.” In other words, the President tried to obstruct justice, but was not successful. For two years, individuals on the left and in the media have routinely engaged in harassment of any competent individual who might want to work for the President. We should be glad this effort at harassment and intimidation was unsuccessful.