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On Sunday, former FBI Director James Comey tweeted a photo of a forest with the cryptic caption, “So many questions.”
So many questions. pic.twitter.com/66KaR52Kk8
— James Comey (@Comey) March 24, 2019
Comey has long been a critic of President Donald Trump on Twitter; the latest tweet came after the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had submitted his report on whetherTrump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election.
Responses to the tweet ranged from blaming Comey for Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 to calling for him to be imprisoned. Of course, some Twitter users called out Comey’s tweeting style.
— Steve Wilson (@mrstevencwilson) March 25, 2019
Song softly plays in the background “Hello darkness my old friend…”
— gsusgod (@gsusgod) March 25, 2019
They are called "trees."
— DogPants Media (@DogPantsMedia) March 25, 2019
While the report hasn’t been made public yet, Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the report which said:
The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the 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.’
As to whether the president interfered in the investigation to the extent that constitutes obstruction of justice, Barr’s letter stated that Mueller’s team did not make a judgment as to whether the behaviors constituted obstruction of justice.
However, Barr stated he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”
Mueller’s report is, as yet, not public. Democrats, including presidential candidates Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have all demanded that the report in its entirety be made public.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) has been vocal in demanding the report, including its underlying documentation. Nadler has said that he would issue subpoenas for the information, if necessary, according to Politico.
H/T the Hill
Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.