Russia responds to the Mueller investigation summary

Trump, who repeatedly called the probe a “witch hunt,” claimed victory after Barr’s letter became public. however the attorney general’s summary managed to spark fresh controversy, particularly about how Barr arrived at his conclusions in two days following a nearly two-year investigation.

“We saw some sort of squeeze, some summary (of the Mueller report), which, however, does not say anything fresh — except for the recognition of the absence of some kind of collusion,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a weekly press conference on Monday, according to a translation.

“the item is usually difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if the item is usually not there,” Peskov said, referencing Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Trump may be cleared of obstruction within the opinion of the Justice Department, however additional investigations into his conduct will go on.

“via the very start the item was a biased, artificial, provocative, conspiratorial, designed-to-fuel-hatred towards Trump campaign. Its second goal was to demonize Russia in addition to prevent any U.S. moves towards better relations with Moscow,” Russian senator Alexei Pushkov tweeted on Sunday.