Commenting on the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia-Trump collusion in the 2016 campaign, the government watchdog Judicial Watch, which has uncovered many of the anti-Trump abuses committed by the FBI and the Justice Department over the last two-plus years, said the report clearly shows that "President Trump has been vindicated."
The legal, non-profit group further said that the targeting of Donald Trump "served to protect Hillary Clinton and her enablers/co-conspirators in the Obama administration from prosecution."
"President Trump has been vindicated," said Judicial Watch in a statement. "The Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and failed miserably to prove any obstruction."
The actual Mueller Report states, "“[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
"We’re pleased that Attorney General Barr saw through the 448-page smear of President Trump by highlighting the simple conclusion that there is no collusion and no obstruction," said Judicial Watch.
"Neither Mueller, the Obama FBI, DOJ, CIA, State Department, nor the Deep State ever had a good-faith basis to pursue President Trump on Russia collusion," said the group. "Russia collusion wasn’t just a hoax, it was criminal abuse, which is why Judicial Watch has fought and will continue to fight for Russiagate documents in federal court."
"The targeting of President Trump served to protect Hillary Clinton and her enablers/co-conspirators in the Obama administration from prosecution," said Judicial Watch. "Attorney General Barr can begin restoring the credibility of the Justice Department by finally initiating a thorough investigation of the Clinton email and related pay-to-play scandals and the abuses behind the targeting of President Trump."
Judicial Watch also noted some of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits that uncovered important aspects of the targeting of Trump. These included
- The Dossier-based Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting President Trump
- Eleven FBI payments to Christopher Steele
- FBI firing of Steele
- Extensive DOJ (Bruce Ohr) collusion w/Steele, [Glenn] Simpson, Fusion GPS
- No court hearings by defrauded FISA courts before warrants were issued
- Anti-Trump bias by Mueller deputy Andrew Weissmann