Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday tweeted a quixotic photo of himself gazing up into trees along with a caption that said, “so many questions,” following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
The post came after Attorney General William Barr submitted to Congress his summary of the main conclusions from Mueller’s investigation.
Mueller did not find Trump’s campaign or associates conspired with Russia, Barr wrote, and did the special counsel did not have sufficient evidence to prosecute obstruction of justice.
“In cataloguing the President’s actions, many of which took place in public view, the (Mueller) report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr wrote.
Mueller, though, did not exonerate the president.
Trump, though, said the findings exonerated him.
This was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody’s going to be looking at the other side,” Trump told reporters on Sunday.
Mueller’s probe started in May 2017 after Trump’s sudden decision to dismiss Comey.