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House Democrats spent millions of tax dollars and wasted many years investigating Donald Trump.
The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee has been trying for a while to get the U.S. Supreme Court to give them access to grand jury materials redacted in ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report from the Russia investigation.
Now, the witch hunt is over for good after the Supreme Court ended the Democrats’ attempts to gain access to the materials.
Congressional Democrats’ years-long attempt to nail down whether then-President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller effectively ended on Friday, with the US Supreme Court wiping away court decisions where the House Judiciary Committee was told it could access secret grand jury records from key witnesses in the Mueller investigation.
The House now won’t get those grand jury records — bringing to a close Democrats’ pursuit of what witnesses in the Mueller investigation said confidentially under oath about their interactions with Trump and others during the 2016 campaign.
Since 2019, the Judiciary Committee had sought access to records from the Mueller investigation’s grand jury proceedings, which were cited in Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The House had repeatedly said it wanted the records so it could consider whether to impeach Trump for attempting to obstruct the Russia investigation, which Mueller also documented.
The Mueller investigation took over two years and spent tens of millions of dollars trying to find Trump guilty of committing a crime.
The witch hunt came up empty.
During a press conference back in 2019, then-Attorney General Willaim Barr said Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
So that is the bottom line. After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government-sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.
Barr made it clear that the White House offered “unfettered access,” “no redactions,” and “didn’t exert any executive privilege, which would be within their rights.”
This means that Trump and the White House provided Mueller’s team with essentially all of the records and documents they requested.
Barr also said the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims.
The president has been completely vindicated after the two-year Russia witch hunt.
As Barr made clear: No collusion, no obstruction.