Former U.S. assistant attorney: There was never a collusion case

Former U.S. assistant attorney Andy McCarthy said Monday “there was never a collusion case” and that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was the result of “political pressure” that will probably continue.

“There was never a collusion case here,” McCarthy said on “America’s Newsroom.” “What I wonder is how long Mueller’s known there was no collusion?”

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McCarthy was asked by co-host Sandra Smith about Democrats calling for more investigations into the president after Sunday’s release of a four page summary of Mueller’s report by Attorney General Bill Barr.

The summary concluded that there was no collusion by the president.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said Sunday that “Congress must step in to get the truth."

Many Democratic presidential candidates have spoken out asking for the full report, unsatisfied with the summary, including Sen. Bernie Sanders who asked to see the “whole damn report.”

McCarthy believes the Mueller report results won’t deter Democrats from continuing to investigate President Trump.

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“Well they’ve never had legal grounds, Sandra, but that hasn’t backed anybody up from the beginning,” McCarthy told Smith.

“If you think about it, it’s all well and good to say ‘great that Mueller came to the correct result in the end, what the law compelled.’ But the fact is there was no rationale for having a special counsel in the first place here. There was never a factual basis for criminal investigation of the president articulated. There was no conflict of interest that would have prevented the Justice Department from investigating this in the normal force. Yet, because of political pressure we had this two year investigation.”

McCarthy added, “Since politics is the coin of the realm,  seems to be that there’s no reason to suggest there won’t be more.”