Utah Republican members of Congress hail Mueller conclusion that Trump didn't conspire with Russians

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  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 4:53 p.m.

    To make this clear it was Robert Khuzami who was the prosecutor against Michael Cohen, not Mueller that’s not Muellers job. Mueller made investigations giving information which may benefit the prosecution as well as the defense.

  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 4:35 p.m.

    Excuse me Mr. Bergman it was the courts that determined whether people where guilty or not not Mr. Mueller although indictments were filed he merely supplied evidence and suggestions.

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 2:08 p.m.

    Sportsfan-

    “Apparently the left is having a hard time accepting that the alleged treasonous crime of conspiracy to throw the election in trump's favor with the help of the russian's has been investigated for almost two years..”

    Apparently sports was on the television and therefore you were distracted. The remaining investigations into the Supreme Leader have absolutely nothing to do with collusion comrade. Never claimed there were existing investigations regarding collusion. Reading and comprehension please. Furthermore. Once the SDNY investigations have been completed and The Donald is facing numerous indictments have your absurd “Deep State”, “Radical media” talking points ready, along with plans to march on State Street with loaded AR-15s. Yourself and fellow enablers are only fooling yourselves. The Dear Leader won’t make it to the 2020 election, in my opinion I willing to wager he isn’t even the Republicant nominee. You’re welcome and please remain on course with the highly intellectual topic of sports.

    “FAUX entertainment was spot on and correct the whole time.”

    I’m certain you truly believe your entertainment as a credible source of news.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    March 26, 2019 1:22 p.m.

    Lib from a another planet

    "Once the full report is released and the remaining 16 or so investigations into trump and his associates are finished, those that assisted, helped, enabled, aided and or collaborated should be tried for treason and if found guilty sentenced to gitmo"

    Apparently the left is having a hard time accepting that the alleged treasonous crime of conspiracy to throw the election in trump's favor with the help of the russian's has been investigated for almost two years and the report clearly states from mueller himself there is absolutely no evidence of collusion with russia.

    So if the investigation where any charge of treason has concluded, and no evidence was found then what other treason charge are you talking about? Because there aren't any others being reported not even by the fake stream media.

    I have to laugh, "once the full report is released". Then what? The crazy leftist dems will come to their own conclusions using the same evidence mueller didn't find.

    It truly is sad that the msm misled so many american's proclaiming donald trump was guilty for past two years, they owe you an apology.

    FAUX news was spot on and correct the whole time.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    March 26, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    Deplorable Cougar_Trojan_Spurs_Fan

    “You do realize that all of the guilty pleas came from people who were accused of tax evasion, etc. which is not anything near what Trump was being accused of, right”?

    I’m certain you truly believe this ongoing low information. Apparently you don’t realize that no one including yourself has had full access to the report. Therefore your rant is nothing but ongoing speculation. Furthermore. Anyone that possess any investigative experience whatsoever understands that the crime of murder isn’t ignored during an arson investigation if the evidence intakes such.

    “They throw all of these bogus, trumped-up charges hoping they cave and sing. Unfortunately for the prosecutors, there was nothing for them to sing.”

    Excellent ongoing AM radio/Faux News talking points. Apparently you missed the key verbiage from Mueller to Barr, “It also does not exonerate him.” Furthermore. All the empty rhetoric doesn’t change this fact regardless of the ongoing frivolous attempts.

    “my daughter's favorite princess movie sings.”

    Rather the songs in your daughter’s favorite movie I recommend explaining the definition of the word “deplorable” to her.

  • Cougar_Trojan_Spurs_Fan San Diego, CA
    March 26, 2019 12:11 p.m.

    @Looney Tune On Planet Zion - SLC, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:56 p.m.

    You wrote:

    "If nothing to hide why lie which led to 6-7 people with convictions or guilty pleas? Don’t spike the football too soon enablers."

    You do realize that all of the guilty pleas came from people who were accused of tax evasion, etc. which is not anything near what Trump was being accused of, right? They throw all of these bogus, trumped-up charges hoping they cave and sing. Unfortunately for the prosecutors, there was nothing for them to "sing" about that would be damaging to Trump. Didn't the last guy to get charged get sentenced to a handful of months in jail after the prosecution sought a sentence of 20+ years in prison. For all of the delusion that the left has exhibited, and the frothing at the mouth waiting for the Mueller report to be released, it's hilarious to me how, because it didn't conclude as they hoped it would, now a new investigation is needed. The left is always good for a laugh!

    Like the character in my daughter's favorite princess movie sings: "Let it go!"

    Move along, move along. There's nothing to see here..... As concluded by the Mueller Report.

    Trump 2020

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 10:27 a.m.

    Hank1950: “Mueller’s only job was to investigate collusion not to determine whether Trump was guilty or not , it was Attorney General Barr’s job to look at the evidence Mueller had given him and determine if any one [sic] was guilty of crimes or not.”

    Where on earth did you come up with this? First, Mueller did make a determination. Second, he did indict and prosecute people for matters totally unrelated to collusion.

  • New to Utah Provo, UT
    March 26, 2019 6:22 a.m.

    The visceral glee that the left which includes NYT, WP, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC expressed when Mueller was appointed and Session recused himself some two years ago seemed mournful when collusion was not found now.
    This merry band of Democrat partisans and the Media complicitly published everything negative and hurtful about President Trump, his family, associates and campaign for two years. This is one of the biggest hoax and partisan manipulation by a political party in my lifetime. They owe the Trumps, the citizens of America an apology for wasting at least $25 million dollars.

  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 12:58 a.m.

    Mueller’s only job was to investigate collusion not to determine whether Trump was guilty or not , it was Attorney General Barr’s job to look at the evidence Mueller had given him and determine if any one was guilty of crimes or not. Thus Mueller did not exonerate Trump that is Barr’s determination. Mueller did not act as a prosecutor or defender in this case. That being said I think we have become so polarized that both parties spend far too much time and money investigating each other ,investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were both a waste. I pray for a time when this animus might stop and people can reach across the aisle and do what is right for our country like they use to.

  • New to Utah Provo, UT
    March 25, 2019 9:21 p.m.

    The far left media which includes CNN. Washington Post, NewYork Times and of course the big three TV Networks have used the Mueller investigation to deligitimize an election they didn’t approve of. Instead of presenting straight news we’ve had to endure opinion journalism for the past two years where the elite news media daily tried to destroy an honorable man who played by the rules and won the presidency. Thankfully most Americans still adhere to the constitution and the election process although some poor losers obviously don’t.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    March 25, 2019 3:26 p.m.

    Reading all the comments from the leftists, you would swear that Trump sold uranium to the Russians, guns to the Mexican cartels, bleached subpoenaed hard drives, smashed Blueberry phones and such.

    Just so you know, it wasn't the Russians who convinced me to vote for Trump over Hillary. It was purely hillary that convinced me not to vote for her.

    And there is a difference between having evidence and not prosecuting, and having no evidence and prosecuting anyway.

  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    March 25, 2019 3:08 p.m.

    All of our Representatives are hailing Mueller. A week ago they were all trashing him. Our government is broken. Until we vote all of them out it will never change. Trump supporters are upset over how much the investigation cost. But they had no trouble spending more trying to convict Hillary.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    March 25, 2019 1:04 p.m.

    Wow R chanted Lock her up yet and Trump continues to speak of Clinton emails but their was no evidence so how is this any different ... Hypocrisy at its finest.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 25, 2019 12:33 p.m.

    coleman51- You make a good point, lost on many folks. Mueller, in essence, threw a bone to the liberal Democrats by not declaring Trump innocent. He is innocent because there wasn't evidence to charge. Now, because of the feckless behavior of Mueller and his Democrat team, this mess will continue by the Democrats in congress. Shameful.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 25, 2019 12:20 p.m.

    It is truly unfortunate that Mueller didn't clearly state there was not enough evidence to charge Trump with obstruction. Rather, he and his 16 Democrat aides, threw the Democrats a bone, by saying he couldn't conclude he is innocent. Now we will have the liberals demanding further hearings about this even though the DOJ AG and Asst. AG have said there was no obstruction. Not good enough by a long ways for Democrats who cannot stand Trump.

    So, this unseemly mess by the liberals continues to the detriment of our country.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    March 25, 2019 12:06 p.m.

    It's of interest to note that embedded in this article that the reporter indicated that there was doubt about obstruction of justice charges against Trump. What was missing was that the obstruction of justice evidence was reviewed by both Attorney General Barr and assistant attorney Rod Rosenstein as well and lawyers within the Justice Department and the judicial review board and they all concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to conclude that the Trump campaign as well as Donald Trump obstructed justice. Why this point was not made within the article makes me wonder how truly objective the Deseret News is regarding the Mueller Report and in extension, the Trump Presidency.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    March 25, 2019 11:56 a.m.

    Mueller concluded the investigation for russian collusion and found no evidence of collusion. Mueller could not come to a definitive decision on obstruction of justice with possible evidence of it on both sides.

    So why was this investigation necessary? The answer-comes in the form of text messages from former fbi agents peter stryzok lisa page and deputy director mccabe, that clearly stated this was their insurance policy in case he won the election.

    In comes carter page a low level trump campaign aid who was once under fbi investigation for spying for russia years before the election. The fbi labeled him as a russian spy and concocted a fake dossier with salacious material about trump and used it to started a surveilence investigation against trumps campaign.

    Then director comey met with newly elected trump and told him about the dossier and that it was unverified and salacious in nature. He didnt tell trump he was already under investigation based on the fake dossier.

    Comey then leaked a memo after he was fired, so the doj launched the mueller probe in response.

    Carter page was never charged and the mueller probe resulted in nothing because there was nothing to begin with.

  • MrLogic Brigham City, UT
    March 25, 2019 11:42 a.m.

    I am very grateful for this. I'm glad it was investigated. I'm glad President Trump didn't collude with Russia.

  • Puukko Orem , 00
    March 25, 2019 11:17 a.m.

    ConservativeCommonTater - Salt Lake City, UT

    Come on give it a rest, this will only make a person bitter on life. Lets all work together to "Keep America Great" .

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    March 25, 2019 11:14 a.m.

    Conservcommontator

    Apologies to trump - "that will happen right after republicans apologize to hillary for their multiple investigations on "emails and benghazi" where no wrong doing was found on each of the repetitive investigations for the same thing."

    Oh you mean the investigations where HRC testified before congress and denied using her personal email server to conduct govt business, where she said "I did not have classified emails on her server, sent or recieved". The same HRC where director comey said she did have over 100 classified emails on her personal server. The same director comey that told sen J chafetz that he did not include HRC's congressional testimony in his investigation about her emails so he didnt have to charge her with purgery.

    The same HRC that oversaw the U.S. gun running to libyan rebels aka al qaeda, that attacked the US consolate where four americans including the embassador were killed, then concocted a lie about a anti muslum video on the internet to hide the reasons for the attack.

    Yeah, I'm with said poster on this one hillary did nothing wrong, but I can certainly see why all those on the right keep bringing her up for getting away with it.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    March 25, 2019 11:04 a.m.

    How many democrat politicians could stand up to the scrutiny that Trump has had to endure? I'm betting that a former president and former presidential candidate (without help from a standing president) could come out so well. Do you really think that they are so perfect, so clean? Maybe we should do as thorough an investigation into Pelosi, Schumer, Waters, etc. and see how they became millionaires while collecting $175,000 a year.

  • BobP CA, 00
    March 25, 2019 10:43 a.m.

    I find the response to the Mueller report by the loony left to be most gratifying and humorous.

    The Humpty Dumpty Dems sat on a wall,
    The Humpty Dumpty Dems had a great fall
    All the Dem's horses and all the Dem's men
    Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again

    Looks like another term for Trump.

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 10:29 a.m.

    Thid Barker: “The honorable thing for Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, CNN, MSNBC, the DNC, etc....”

    This was a joke, right? The word “honorable” and Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, CNN, MSNBC, the DNC all in the same sentence has to be a joke. I mean, you are talking about people who rigged an election against crazy Bernie and pushed the phony dossier that was the basis for this witch hunt.

  • Flipphone , 00
    March 25, 2019 10:14 a.m.

    The president people were approached by Russians and each time the Russians were rejected. Can't say that about the DNC and Hillary Clinton.

    Yesterday was a great day for America and a BAD day for Democrats who made up the witch hunt.

  • superdaveosborne Centerville, UT
    March 25, 2019 9:58 a.m.

    @ CFN - , 00

    Prosecutors don’t "exonerate" people. They either find evidence or they don’t. They looked for 22 months and found none. It isn’t there. No collusion, no obstruction.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    March 25, 2019 9:40 a.m.

    So after $25 million of taxpayer money and a complete and thorough independent investigation the Democrats at large and leftists do not want it to end. As promised they will continue their own witch hunt, distracting from getting some actual meaningful legislation passed.

    What was an obstruction of justice was Comey and company that knowingly fabricated some charges with assertions they knew were false. Let's see that investigated with the same pitch and fervor.

  • SG in SLC Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 9:25 a.m.

    So, maybe Trump is just as innocent as Hillary, who has not been indicted for or convicted of anything either, in spite of numerous investigations.

    Meanwhile, other investigations of Trump and his campaign and administration are still ongoing, and there are currently about 3 dozen sealed indictments pending that came from the Mueller investigation over about the past year.

    So this round apparently goes to Trump, but it's just halftime...

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 25, 2019 9:12 a.m.

    I guess McAdams is waiting for Pelosi's instructions. . .

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 25, 2019 9:04 a.m.

    ConservativeCommonTater: Apologize to Hillary for what? You have things backwards! She got the $145 million from Russia for uranium one! She acid washed her subpoenaed hard drives. She paid for the fake Russian dossiers she used to get an illegal FISA warrant! Hillary is the one who owes America an apology, not the other way around!

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 9:02 a.m.

    ‘Stewart said it's "disappointing to me to see how many people seem to be disappointed and discouraged by this. I mean, for heaven sakes, this is good news whether you lean left or right, you’re Republican, Democrat or independent."’

    Yes, it’s disappointing but not surprising. Democrats don’care about the truth, they are blinded by hatred for Trump. The rational people of this country always knew this was a hoax. But people consumed with hate, would rather believe a lie that stokes their rage than face the facts.

    Very sad.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    March 25, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    Democrats March 23rd - "Mueller is honest and thorough. We love him". Democrats March 24th - "Muller is incompetent. We hate him". This is so enjoyable.

  • The Trooper Riverton, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:40 a.m.

    @ Conservative Common Tater - There is a huge difference between Obama Justice choosing not to indict the Democrat presidential nominee over using her private email server and a very partisan federal prosecutor not finding anything to indict Trump with.

  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:36 a.m.

    @ConservativeCommonTater - Salt Lake City, UT

    You are right, it's not over...now on deck, Hillary Clinton!

  • Caper Heber City, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:35 a.m.

    We now know that Trump didn’t collude with the Russians. And, unless you believe publicly defended yourself from public attacks is obstruction, he’s not guilty of obstruction either. So what do we know?

    We know that the Russians purchased social media advertising in an attempt to aid Trump who was predicted to lose to Hillary.

    We know that five high ranking Russians were paid to provide salacious (so far unproven) dirt on Trump with dem donor campaign funds that were laundered through a law firm and then through a has-been foreign spy.

    And, we know that Russians organized and paid for an anti-Trump rally after the election.

    Wake up folks!! The Russians don’t support either the Republicans or the Democtats. They are playing both sides against the middle and WE are the middle. By attacking each other, we are losing and the Russians are winning.

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:28 a.m.

    "How many politicians could survive the intense investigations Trump has?"

    Ahhh, I can think of one...Hillary Clinton.

    So Mueller used a very high bar (appropriately) for the "crime" of coordination. An agreement tacit or express between the Trump campaign and Russian govt. in election interference. An agreement implies this for that. We know the campaign changed the party platform regarding Russia, and Trumps attitude toward Russia is apparent (despite actions by the administration officials), so what did the Russians offer up..apparently nothing, consistent with what Donald Jr. said about the Trump Tower meeting.

    I would guess the full report will show a whole bunch of stupid actions by the Trump campaign (we know of 100 meetings) but no agreement due in no small part to the fact that the Russians had nothing to give.

    They were playing with the campaign to see what they could get without having anything to give..just like Kim is playing with Trump. The man is a fool in plain sight.

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:10 a.m.

    morpunkt - Glendora, CA
    March 25, 2019 7:14 a.m.
    "The deep state Democrats spent $25,000,000 of our hard-earned tax money on this witch hunt. It's time for them to get used to the fact the Trump won and to simply move on."

    Republicans spent $54 million investigating Bill Clinton. Are you trying to make a point?

    BTW, Mueller's investigation netted 36 indictments, guilty pleas and prison time of Republicans. In doing that the investigations recovered $64 million from Manafort's crimes.

    Now, what point were you trying to make? I completely missed it.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride, the investigations aren't over. NY has their own, and then there could be the emoluments investigations.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:10 a.m.

    Dems and press have continually praised Robert Mueller as honorable, trustworthy, and sure that he would do the "right thing." That is, for THEM! Now that he has completely cleared the President after 22 very long months of investigation: "Mueller employed 19 lawyers and a team of 40 FBI agents to conducted the investigation, estimated to cost as much as $25 million. The special counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, made 13 requests to foreign governments and interviewed about 500 witnesses." No collusion!!

    Oh, but the Dems know that Trump is guilty after all of the above, and are going to throw Mueller under the bus and subpoena him for hearings. If you study Andrew Weismann, one of the Mueller team, you would know for certainly that every stone was uncovered to find Trump guilty of any misdeed.

    Congress now needs to heal and get back to business. More needless rantings and ravings about this will only damage all those who continue to do so!

    The only criminal investigation needs to come is the one on the DOJ for all the cover-ups at the top level of the FBI, FISA court, etc., and why it was allowed from the prior administration!

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 8:00 a.m.

    Thid Barker - Victor, ID
    March 24, 2019 4:08 p.m.
    "The honorable thing for Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, CNN, MSNBC, the DNC, etc. would be to immediately apologize to President Trump! Honor is simply the morality of superior men and women! We will see if the Democrats have any morality in them!"

    That will happen right after Republicans apologize to Hillary for their multiple investigations on "emails and Benghazi" where no wrong doing was found on each of the repetitive investigations for the same thing.

    Good enough for you?

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 7:59 a.m.

    "Mueller’s report does not take a clear position on whether Trump obstructed justice."

    Which leaves the question unanswered and open for further investigation into this and other criminal activities.

    "Stewart said he supposes the expense and effort was worth it in the sense that allegations were made against the president and people deserved a full accounting of those allegations. But, he said, the accusations were made without any evidence."

    "That bothers me quite a lot," he said."

    No evidence? How about all those arrests, guilty pleas, and jail sentences? Stewart is willing to let them go as if there was no evidence of corruption?

    ERB - Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:20 p.m.
    "I’m sure the left will now stop trying everything to stop Trump...yea, right."

    There is still plenty left to investigate, such as "emolument" violations, tax fraud, etc. New York AG's will continue working to get Trump on various charges.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 25, 2019 7:57 a.m.

    It is obvious from the comments here that the liberals will never give up the resistance to Trump and will continue to thwart rational governance by their actions. Too bad for the country. One hopes this will result in rejection of their emotional partisanship in the next election.

    Rejection of the results of these phony accusations by Mueller is not surprising, but certainly disappointing to many rational observers who want reasonable governance for the country. Too bad they can't get over it.

  • Pragmatic One Mesa, AZ
    March 25, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    Asks yourselves one simple question... Was the outcome really worth the $25 million we paid? I can think of a lot more constructive ways to spend that kind of money.

  • drich Green River, Utah
    March 25, 2019 7:49 a.m.

    Ben McAdams needs to find another lollipop to such on along with the rest of the dems.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    March 25, 2019 7:38 a.m.

    Memory loss on part of the left seems a bit ironic. This whole mess depended on an unfairly issued FISA warrant. So when dems question integrity, shouldn’t they be questioning those who produced the phony dossier? Oh wait! That piece of fakery was paid for by Clinton and company. Dems nevver lack integrity, right? Wrong!

  • The Trooper Riverton, UT
    March 25, 2019 7:33 a.m.

    If there was something in the report that could lead to prosecuting Trump, it would be out there already. The Democrats lost a huge amount of credibility with the low information voters who have been told for two years that Trump Colluded with the Russians. This changes nothing for the political tribes. They will vote like they always have and will.

  • CFN , 00
    March 25, 2019 7:19 a.m.

    Trump was not exonerated. This is just the tip of the iceberg. This concludes the Mueller investigation only. There are still other ongoing investigations, sealed indictments and classified parts of the report.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    March 25, 2019 7:14 a.m.

    The deep state Democrats spent $25,000,000 of our hard-earned tax money on this witch hunt. It's time for them to get used to the fact the Trump won and to simply move on.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 25, 2019 6:43 a.m.

    Where’s my copy?

  • Klaus2012 Rexburg, ID
    March 25, 2019 6:10 a.m.

    "Dems are gonna melt"

    Although I generally do not follow politics, I can only imagine Maxine Waters is in a state this morning.

    This President certainly, like all of them, is not as pure as the driven snow, but maybe it is time for the opposing party to start finding a viable candidate for 2020 and see if they can retake the White House through the election process. I imagine this will do more damage to the Democrats than help them.

  • Angel-Saint Cloud St Cloud, FL
    March 25, 2019 6:08 a.m.

    President Donald Trump will never be liked by either political party and as the possibility of his re-election increases, the attempt to find anything that incriminates him will continue 24/7.

    The good news about this man who, in his personal life is not Saint Joseph is that, even though he is a wealthy man, a rich man, his personality has connected with the American that is in the trenches, the Joe Martinez who pays taxes to support an Establishment completely disconnected with the people.

    We the people, have been abandoned, long time ago by a entrenched political class that can be re-elected and re-elected forever. They are, somewhere, up there, playing their games and wasting millions of dollars, creating the illusion that America is a great democracy when it is not anymore.

    This is what Donald Trump has revealed and brought up in the open: ''Our great democracy, our republic has morphed into a huge, extravagant and corrupt bureaucracy that is killing the American Dream.

    Until the day when new laws are enacted, limiting the time that public elected servants may stay in office to- 8 or ten years max-our problems-as a nation- will not go away.

  • Californian#[email protected] SF, CA
    March 25, 2019 5:32 a.m.

    Contrary to Trump’s self-assured gloating about “complete exoneration,” this was no such thing, which the summary made perfectly clear. Trump and his minions, like any politician and his/her minions, see and hear what they want to see and hear.

    Any president, whether crooked or not, who has had so many advisors, appointees, and cronies indicted, convicted, and sentenced to prison terms, is suspect. Any president who employs so many family members, obtains security clearances for them in questionable ways, and refuses to be candid about his business activities, is suspect. We are all entitled to a presumption of innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but in Trump’s case there is plenty of reasonable doubt to the contrary, and he and the people he surrounds himself with have given us ample reason for suspicion.

    “No evidence of collusion” is not the same as “Your president is not a crook.” If we have a president who is not a crook, I would be delighted. In this case, I would be pleasantly surprised.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    March 25, 2019 5:19 a.m.

    So, according to the Attorney General, Trump is exonerated in colluding with Russians to influence the election. Yet, the Russians used social media, money and other means to influence the election. Let us now talk about that. Will Utah's elected representatives look into how and why our geo-political enemy was able to worm into the process and present Americans propaganda in support of one candidate.

    And according to the Attorney General, no legal conclusion can be made at this point regarding obstruction of justice. Apparently this is arguable. Attorney General Barr selectively quoted the Mueller Report and gave no context to the lack of definitive action. And besides, the President can not be charged with a crime while in office. Will Sen. Romney and others bore into this issue?

    There may be some damning conclusions in the totality of the report, or perhaps total vindications. In the interest of clarity we should all have a look at what it says. I wonder if Utah's representatives will work to get the entire report released.

  • Aggielove Caldwell, ID
    March 25, 2019 5:00 a.m.

    Pretty Amazing that the liberal folks need to see the report. Like they will see something the investigator didn’t? He wrote the whole thing.
    To much arrogance in this world.
    Trump isn’t a saint. But there’s those that are on a mission to find ugliness in all mankind.
    Where were you when Obama was giving millions to the terrorist?

  • windsor Logan, UT
    March 25, 2019 2:53 a.m.

    Are there honestly people who actually think Americans were swayed in their opinion whether to vote or not for Hillary Clinton by Russians??

    You can't make this stuff up!

    If people chose to not vote for her, that was because of Hillary herself.

  • Hank1950 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2019 1:44 a.m.

    Finally it is over. Now for once and all perhaps the investigations can end.
    The only thing the democrats want to do is investigate the republicans and Trump and the only thing the republicans want to do is investigate the democrats and Hillary.
    Enough already , instead of the time spent on all these investigations both parties should try working together to get serious issues like infrastructure, immigration, education and other issues tvaken care.
    Try to make some positive changes now!

  • Mackenzie Iwamoto Bronx, NY
    March 25, 2019 1:27 a.m.

    worf - McAllen, TX
    March 24, 2019 5:15 p.m.

    "How many politicians could survive the intense investigations Trump has?"

    You may be right. Investigations have moved from the political to the criminal, so we're far from over. However, even the investigation into Russian interference and Donald Trump conspiring may continue because Attorney General William Barr wrote that there was insufficient evidence to show collusion, but there is no exoneration. What does that mean. Perhaps for the pro-Trump people they just jump on the first statement and just ignore the second. However, maybe it means that there still might be evidence available to have a conclusion beyond a reasonable doubt.

    We all know what drum Trump will beat and how his base will rally around him. But we have only seen focus on one element of many elements for which Trump is being investigated. And since the full report has not been made available, people will come to their own conclusions depending on partisan politics and what evidence is made available. Only 25-35% of the electorate stand firmly with Trump. We do not know what other indictments are coming. The end of this tunnel is not visible from this point.

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    March 25, 2019 1:11 a.m.

    The "results" everyone is crowing about was determined by AG William Barr. DAG Rod Rosenstein. Robert Mueller didn't come to any conclusion in his report according to various sources. But since we haven't seen the document, nobody knows what the evidence says about the investigation, and we won't know what Barr means when he said, "no evidence of collusion, but not exonerated."

    For the pro-Trump crowd in this thread saying that Mueller has cleared Donald Trump of any wrong-doing relative to Russia, please explain what "not exonerated" means? And where did Mueller come to this conclusion? Didn't Barr say it in his statement? My understanding is that Barr stated that Mueller didn't come to any conclusions on either collusion or obstruction. And with regards to "evidence", was he saying "no evidence at all" or "insufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt"?

    Many Trumpies will argue that their man is blameless and ignore the "not exonerated" part of Barr's statement. However, everyone who supported Mueller must now read his report and accept his findings. And remember, his focus was only on Russian interference in the election which Trump continues to deny ever happened.

  • F Alger Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    I am surprised by what Chris Stewart said at the end of the article about being bothered that this investigation was started without a shred of evidence.

    From what I can tell, Donald Trump's inner circle seems less than trustworthy. How many people involved in his election have been indicted (36 I believe at last count)? D. Trump junior also met with Russian lawyers? Talk of Trump tower in Russia? Seems like it is worth looking into.

    I agree that Mueller report shows that they don't have sufficient evidence to show collusion between Trump and Russian officials.

    But Chris Stewart stating that starting the investigation was without merit is ridiculous.

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2019 11:13 p.m.

    As I understand it, the Russians colluded by creating lots of advertisements for social media and flooded the American information highway with fake news. Why would the Democrats have a problem with that? Oh yeah, it's because of the fact that if Hillary lost, it can only be because too many Americans believed the anti-Hillary stories. Remember the great Harry Reid. A lie isn't bad if it keeps the one you are against from being elected. I cannot feel sorry if the Democrats got outplayed at their own game. Fake News, misinformation, et. al. is their game.

    Remember two years ago when they praised the Mueller investigation because Mueller would doggedly get to the bottom of this and expose Trump for what he is? Now that he didn't come up with the answers they want, they will pursue more investigations. Only the answer they gave before the investigations will suffice. The truth is not desired - only the answer they want is acceptable. If the shoe were on the other foot, perhaps the GOP would do the same. Why do we voters accept partisanship? We have the power of the solution.

  • durwood kirby , 00
    March 24, 2019 10:47 p.m.

    I’m disappointed that the investigation didn’t reveal collusion, but I think one has to trust Mueller and his team. They conducted themselves well aside from a brief glitch in the beginning.

    As for obstruction, however, I find it very puzzling that the matter was left to Burr, a Trump appointee, to decide. Trump badgered Mueller and even numerous of his own appointees mercilessly throughout, and not just in private. He used his beloved tweets and television cameras to badmouth and intimidate, nearly every single day. How can that not be considered interference? I’ve seen Bobby Knight behave with more class.

    Still, it’s only one investigation of many.

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2019 10:04 p.m.

    One Party blasts Trump for not following the law nor the Constitution. Their solution is to NOT follow the Constitution (will of the voters per the Electoral College). Hmm. The House and Senate used to make up the Legislative Branch of Government (not 2 divisions of government per AOC). I hear one party declaring that they were elected to do Oversight which has not been done for 2 years. I did not see that as a Platform line item. Now that the voters see that one party is focused on Investigations instead of legislation, perhaps in 2 years we can return to the business of government (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial (forgotten by AOC) branches of government. I am all for oversight, but bipartisan oversight is essential. There is little bipatisanship in any of the 3 branches of government.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 24, 2019 9:34 p.m.

    So funny to read all the comments.
    Report: - No collusion.
    Comments: But, But, But... What about all the collusion with the Russians?

    For some people the facts are factual enough apparently.
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    I got a kick out of this list and i will add to it:

    -Campaign violations - None of any significance and less than Obama who was fined

    -Tax fraud - None

    -Payments of hush money - Not illegal and not actually proven

    -Conflict of interest - None

    -Nepotism - None

    -Racist comments - None

    -Attacks on the free press - Not illegal and well deserved obviously

    -Misuse of power - None

    -Birtherism - Is this a word?

    -Russian indifference - Opposite of true. A year ago lefties were complaining that he was too hard on the Russians.

    -His obsession with the crowd size at his rallies - So

    -His Russian business dealings - So

    -Wierd denials of climate change - Ummmm. Science! I'll stick with it.

    -His special support of Fox News - So he likes the one news outlet that doesn't constantly lie about him? How strange.

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    Comparing Trump to Clinton investigations? Clinton was absolutely found guilty and he lost his law license because of it. Do some research.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    March 24, 2019 8:58 p.m.

    Dems are gonna melt

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 8:31 p.m.

    We have not actually seen the Mueller report. We have a letter from Barr saying Mueller found no evidence of collusion or conspiracy between Dear Leader’s campaign and Russia, but he also pointedly declined to exonerate Dear Leader from charges he engaged in the obstruction of justice.

    The decision not to charge Dear Leader with obstruction was made not by Mueller, but by Dear Leader’s appointees: Barr and Rosenstein.

    Release the entire report. Let the sunshine in.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    March 24, 2019 8:05 p.m.

    Trump and Clinton were both investigated and both were not charged. Lets move from both.

  • M_Hawke Golden, CO
    March 24, 2019 7:46 p.m.

    @Rita B et al How in the world do you propose that Russia meddled in our elections? With 3141 counties in the US, tell us how that is possible? How is it possible for anyone to crack a majority of the county ballot counting machines to throw an election? It's one thing to hack one server or even servers of, say, a corporation or a single government entity. But hundreds and hundreds of disparate systems across the US? it is amazing what people will believe. (Oh and BTW, the only reason why Dems cry "manipulation" is because they do it themselves all the time. Usually, those who are quick to accuse do so because they've done it and it is the first thing that comes to their mind.)

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 7:35 p.m.

    There's an old Reagan line, "Trust but verify". This administration is full of serial liars. Until the committees can see the full report, the word of administration officials is worthless.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    March 24, 2019 7:28 p.m.

    As a former Republican, I am pleased to hear that there is no clear evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.

    But that is the least of our worries with Donald Trump in office!

    The investigation DID result in multiple indictments and convictions of criminal activities among Trump's closest advisers and campaign leaders! The man has been literally surrounded by criminals for years! And the fact that so many Republicans/Conservatives wink at that fact and continue to rationalize their support of one of the most dishonest, infantile, narcissistic presidents in US History... is why I am a FORMER Republican.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 7:21 p.m.

    The summary condems the Russian government for their activities in the 2016 election, which raises significant questions about why Dear Leader continues to consider that a non-issue.

    Release the entire report.

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    March 24, 2019 7:15 p.m.

    Fake News not legitimate? I am so happy I paid no attention to this farce, but it only further shows the disgusting amorality of the Democrats. The Republicans don't have my loyalty reframed either. Both parties have led this country down the primrose path of Socialism, which is why Trump was elected. People were sick and tired of the garbage being dumped on the average joe trying to make a living, all the political correctness, and the lack of integrity across the board. Trump isn't perfect, but he acknowledged the backbone of this country, and has done his best to bring some sanity and honesty back to Washington. The Socialists won't even acknowledge that they are Socialists, except Bernie. At least Bernie is honest about what he is trying to do to this country. Trump 2020, if America wants a chance to survive the Socialist, amoral, progressives destroying individual liberty. Honor God, not government. Honor God, not Socialist thought. Honor America!

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    March 24, 2019 6:45 p.m.

    And the cost to the American people......25.2 million dollars. Don't lecture us on deficits.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 24, 2019 6:43 p.m.

    Mueller is an honest and thorough person, and he came to his conclusion. Trump did not collude with the Russians. At least, that's what the AG says. The Russians, however, did interfere in our electoral process nonetheless. About that, we seem not to care.
    Meantime, let's get that report released to the public.

  • DudeDude Chicago, IL
    March 24, 2019 6:33 p.m.

    No evidence of collusion. It is hard to convict obstruction without a crime. Good luck dems, keep at it and push as hard as you can. We will remember in 2020 that you accomplished nothing and spent all your time on endless hearings and investigations.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    March 24, 2019 6:16 p.m.

    The ironic thing is that it was the colusion by the Democrats (in mamating that Hillary be the Democrat nominee) that really gave Trump the win in 2016.

  • UncleArtie Brigham City, UT
    March 24, 2019 6:10 p.m.

    I think this is an important milestone. Now Trump and the patriots can go on the offensive - FISA declassification; Uranium 1; Clinton e-mails; etc. The fun is just getting started. Enjoy the show.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 24, 2019 6:08 p.m.

    The report finds no evidence that President is guilty, but neither does it exonerate him.

    So far as I know the report has found no evidence I am guilty of Russian collusion either. And neither has this report exonerated me.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 24, 2019 5:35 p.m.

    Uh.... I have questions. Lots of questions, since we saw the many things Trump did openly to obstruct justice. The entire report needs to be released.

    This investigation was not a witch hunt, or waste of time, or cooked up by democrats. Mueller is to be commended and thanked. We need to know exactly what Russia is up to, and what Trump and associates were up to, and how to prevent more election interference.

    We need to facts to all come out. And, if Trump and co. are truly innocent, they should want the report released in full.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 24, 2019 5:29 p.m.

    The people of America should be upset with the lies spewed by our representatives and media.

    How many times have they done this to us?

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 24, 2019 5:27 p.m.

    The American people are so sick and tired of these false accusations without any evidence against our legally elected President! Its called backlash and its coming Democrats! You have had your "investigation" and you have been exposed!

  • RRB SLC, UT
    March 24, 2019 5:25 p.m.

    I'm loving these comments.

  • fani wj, UT
    March 24, 2019 5:19 p.m.

    Happy NO COLLUSION DAY! It is time to look at how this fiasco got started in the first place and hold accountable those that used their political bias to push for investigations that were based on a fake dossier bought and paid by the dems.

  • Lib on Planet Zion Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 5:16 p.m.

    Mainly Me - Werribee, 00
    March 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    “The people who started this whole farce should be tried for treason.”

    Once the complete report is released(?) and the remaining 16 or so investigations into Trump and his associates are finished, those that assisted, helped, enabled, aided and or collaborated should be tried for treason, and if found guilty sentenced to GITMO.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 24, 2019 5:15 p.m.

    How many politicians could survive the intense investigations Trump has?

    Truth be known?

    Trump is the cleanest and most honest man in Washington!

  • one old man MSC, UT
    March 24, 2019 5:11 p.m.

    trump is still the most disgusting person ever to infest the White House. He needs to be GONE.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    March 24, 2019 5:09 p.m.

    Let us not forget it was Trumps AG, a Republican Congress and a Republican led FBI that started the Muellar investigation, not the Democrats.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    March 24, 2019 5:02 p.m.

    Finally we can move on to the issues of;

    Campaign violations
    Tax fraud
    Payments of hush money
    Conflict of interest
    Nepotism
    Racist comments
    Attacks on the free press
    Misuse of power
    Birtherism
    Russian indifference
    His obsession with the crowd size at his rallies
    His Russian business dealings
    Wierd denials of climate change
    His special support of Fox News
    ......

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 4:41 p.m.

    Anyone should've know it was all dreamed up to justify Hillary's loss to Pres Trump!

  • eigerjoe Sandy, UT
    March 24, 2019 4:13 p.m.

    After more than two years of investigation: No Collusion, No Obstruction! How many more years and phony investigations must pass before the Democrat's will finally accept the fact that Hillary lost the election and President Trump won? This is a great day for America.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 24, 2019 4:08 p.m.

    The honorable thing for Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, CNN, MSNBC, the DNC, etc. would be to immediately apologize to President Trump! Honor is simply the morality of superior men and women! We will see if the Democrats have any morality in them!

  • Flipphone , 00
    March 24, 2019 3:56 p.m.

    No collusion with the Russians.... Not want the Democrats wanted to hear.

  • Liberal On Planet Zion SLC, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:56 p.m.

    “It also does not exonerate him.” {Mueller Report}

    There are more than a dozen other investigations and lawsuits looking into Trump and his associates, including SDNY. Please attempt to seek re-election on this report! 37 total indictments. A series of guilty pleas and convictions including Trump’s campaign manager, National Security Advisor and personal attorney. Therefore, it’s quite difficult for me {any many more in 2020} to see how this is complete exoneration. It strongly suggests at the most senior level individuals within the Trump campaign had a series of inappropriate contacts with Russians and lied about. Period! If nothing to hide why lie which led to 6-7 people with convictions or guilty pleas? Don’t spike the football too soon enablers.

    “Mueller is done. Trump’s legal woes aren’t. We don’t yet know what Mueller found, but here’s an overview of the president’s other legal jeopardy.” {Vox}

    “Here Are the Other Investigations President Trump Still Faces.” {Time}

    “After Mueller: The Ongoing Investigations Surrounding Trump.” {The Atlantic}

    “Here's what we know about the 17 known investigations into Trump, his campaign, and Russia.” {Business Insider}

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:55 p.m.

    Couldn’t care less what Romney thinks. I made a mistake voting for him both for Senate and President. Never again. Stewart stood tall. He’s the only one that represents most Utahns.

  • M_Hawke Golden, CO
    March 24, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    "2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, made 13 requests to foreign governments and interviewed about 500 witnesses"

    And I add "TWO years or 730 days or 104 weeks or 24 months."

    And Barr states that this doesn't exonerate the President? Geez, what will? You find nothing among 2800 subpoenas, 500 warrants, 500 witnesses, 13 governments and you say this doesn't exonerate him? Ridiculous. Politics. Does this mean the official witch hunt is over, or are the Dems and RINO's and Never Trumpers going to continue to make us nauseous? Ugh, I think I know the answer.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    March 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    The people who started this whole farce should be tried for treason.

  • Yar Springville, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:48 p.m.

    I knew the whole Russian affair would reveal nothing against Trump. I could be wrong about this considering the other concerns some folks have about the president's affairs, but I think it’s safe to say that it’s time to admit the painful truth: Trump won fair and square and there’s nothing you can do to undo that. Time to cut your losses and focus on a real agenda to rival the GOP's offerings.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 24, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    "It is now time for the country to move forward" - Mitt Romney

    Yeah, time to move forward with obstruction of justice charges against Trump.

  • Rita B Herriman, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:41 p.m.

    I suppose this is good news that the President of the United States did not collude with Russia in interfering with the elections. It's sad that this all had to happen in the first place, though, because the fact remains that Russia DID interfere with the election, and Trump has indeed appeared to attempt to cover something up. He has not been exonerated on obstruction of justice, so investi need to continue. I look forward to a day when we once again have an honorable, trustworthy individual in the office of president.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:20 p.m.

    Just one point. Mueller didn't conclude that Trump didn't conspire with Russians. Trump's AG said Trump didn't conspire with Russians.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 24, 2019 3:20 p.m.

    I’m sure the left will now stop trying everything to stop Trump...yea, right.