The fallout from the summary of the Robert Mueller report is playing out in earnest Monday, with President Trump's allies trumpeting the no-collusion finding. On the Today show, White House press chief Sarah Sanders said that "Democrats and the liberal media" owe an apology to Trump and the American public. They "called the president an agent of foreign governments,” she said. “That is an accusation equal to treason, which is punishable by death in this country. ... They wasted two years and created a massive disruption and distraction from things that impact everyone’s day-to-day life.” When asked if Trump might owe Mueller an apology after two years of relentless attacks on the special counsel, Sanders responded, "Are you kidding?" per Fox News. Related:
- Rare praise: Talking to reporters Monday, Trump again called the investigation a "false narrative" and a "terrible thing" and said it should never happen to another president, reports the Hill. But asked if he thought Mueller acted honorably, Trump responded, "Yes, he did." As for the prospect of the Mueller report being released in full publicly, Trump said, "Wouldn't bother me at all."
- Schiff a target: Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said on Fox that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff should "resign today," reports Politico. “He has been on every TV show 50 times a day for practically the last two years promising Americans that the president would be impeached or indicted.” Schiff has said in response to the summary that while he respects Mueller's judgment, Democrats will continue investigating a "litany of concealed interactions with Russia."