Debating Mueller, Trump and the lies told | UpFront (Headliner)

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election has been released, and as far as US President Donald Trump is concerned, it’s case closed.

Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones-style meme to insist, once again, that the report fully exonerates him. “No Collusion, no obstruction. For the haters and the radical left democrats – Game Over” he crowed on his official Twitter page.

But the 448-page-long redacted report isn’t that clear cut.

While Mueller says he could not establish that there was a criminal conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, the report does confirm that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to try to get Trump elected, and that Trump and his team welcomed and encouraged that help.

Mueller also cites at least 10 instances in which Trump may have obstructed justice.

But 2020 Trump campaign adviser Marc Porter says the US president is clearly exonerated.

“This is absurd because what happened in the Mueller report is, in fact, the exoneration of Trump,” Porter said.

When asked why Donald Trump lied about trying to fire Robert Mueller, Porter said to “call the White House and ask it.”

This week’s headliner, 2020 Trump-Pence campaign adviser Marc Porter.

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