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The president then said that the notion of collusion between himself or those working for his election campaign and the Russian government, or operatives connected to the Kremlin was: “The most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.” He then address the subject of obstruction of justice, which was part of Mueller’s investigation. The report said it could not conclude there was no obstruction, but also that the president was not exonerated.
Trump said: “There was no obstruction, none whatsoever. It was a complete and total exoneration.”
Donald Trump just spoke to reporters before boarding Air Force One in Florida. He said: “After a long look, after a long investigation, after so many people have been so badly hurt, after not looking at the other side, after a lot of bad things happened, a lot of very bad things happened for our country, it was just announced there was no collusion with Russia.”