President Trump has emerged from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation unscathed as Attorney General William Barr said the evidence presented in Mueller’s final report attests to his innocence.
Trump can triumphantly speak out against Democrats and members of mainstream media who have for years claimed he is an illegitimate president. The president is also presented with the opportunity to govern without the looming “witch hunt,” as he often calls it.
“There’s a rare moment here for Donald Trump to get a bit of a reset,” said American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, a proponent of President Trump, Politico reports. “He’s got a chance to reconnect with more Americans than he ever did previously.”
Democrats who peddled the Trump-Russia collusion line cannot be trusted, former Trump White House official Steven Cheung said per the Politico report.
“Democrats simply can’t be trusted,” he said.
The Trump campaign similarly echoed the line on Sunday in a statement which read: “Democrats lied to the American people continually, hoping to undo the legitimate election of President Trump.”
“We’ve spent one year, 10 months and six days, 25 million in taxpayer money and I think the American people are so disgusted by the way this president has been treated that the retribution will occur at the ballot box,” said Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign manager.
“No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!” Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Politico predicts President Trump will be able to move forward with the remaining year and a half before his 2020 re-election effort on his own terms.
“Trump will dive back into the business of the presidency this week with some high profile events that will allow him to begin a new chapter of his presidency,” Politico reports.
He will begin this week with a two-day visit at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a like-minded ally who faces his own legal problems ahead of elections next month.
Trump will then travel to Michigan for the first of a planned series of Make America Great Again campaign rallies that will serve as a bit of victory tour, at which he hopes to shore up his base and court establishment Republicans who had already been tiring of the investigations and might give Trump a second look now that the stigma of “collusion” appears to be gone.
In the hours after the summary of the Mueller report was released, Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, his re-election campaign and the Republican Party all committed to work “on the issues most important to our country.”
President Trump has not spoken much on the final report since news of the Mueller investigation’s conclusion on Friday.
Trump did tell a group of reporters on Sunday, per the report, that the investigation “was an illegal takedown that failed and hopefully somebody is going to be looking at their other side. It’s a shame that our country had to go through this.”