Florida Lawmakers Say Mueller’s Report Clears President Trump – For Now

The best way to understand the Mueller report is to read it.

By now unless you have lived under a rock you know that Friday Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a 37- page indictment that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddled in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States. The indictment reads like a spy novel.

Mueller’s document gives an incredibly detailed report on how of how the Russian government sought to interfere in the 2016 election, meddling with voters to sow division in American society, and encouraging the election of Donald Trump in what the defendants referred to as “information warfare against the United States of America.


Florida lawmakers are quick to point out that the first prong of the Mueller investigation vindicates President Donald Trump in the area of obstruction and or collusion with the Russians during his 2016 campaign. At this point yes there was no direct link from Russia’s attempt to tilt our election in the direction of a candidate that Putin wanted to see in the White House.

But Trump is not off the hook. Far from it. His oft-repeated argument, contradicting US and British intelligence agencies, that stories of covert Russian meddling were “fake news” has been exposed as false. The US, like other western countries, is incontrovertibly under sustained assault from the Kremlin.

Trump has yet to detail what he or his administration plan to do to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. Special counsel Mueller, in a thorough indictment, released Friday, detailed how hundreds of Russian operatives — including a close associate to Russian President Vladimir Putin — interfered in the election by organizing political events and used social media to tout Trump and criticize Hillary Clinton.

So this is really chapter one of the Mueller novel and for now there is no direct connection to the White House. But there is far more information to come and we will see President Trump remains clean of any wrongdoing.



Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.