Hillary Clinton said special counsel Robert Mueller's report contains key findings about Russian election interference that could have a bearing on the 2020 election.
“This is not just about a reckoning with the recent past,” Clinton tweeted on Wednesday. “This is about what is going on today and the threats to our next election, to our defense as a nation.”
This is not just about a reckoning with the recent past. This is about what is going on today and threats to our next election, to our defense as a nation. https://t.co/9zHq7oc7OQ— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 24, 2019
The Justice Department released a redacted version of Mueller's report last week, which did not find collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 election cycle. In addition, the report outlined efforts by Russian intelligence agencies to influence the outcome of the election using pro-Trump Twitter bots and other mediums for the purpose of spreading fake news and sowing discord.
In his report, Mueller laid out various instances of Trump trying to "get rid" of Mueller or "make this Mueller thing" go away, but in the end did not make a determination on whether or not Trump obstructed justice by attempting to end the probe. After reviewing the full report, Attorney General William Barr determined the president was not guilty of obstruction.
Still, Mueller's refusal to exonerate Trump had fueled Democratic calls for further investigation and even impeachment. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a subpoena last week for the full, unredacted Mueller report.
Speaking at the Time 100 event on Tuesday, Clinton said the Mueller report is not the “end” of the Russia story. “It’s a story that needs to be told and retold over and over again,” she said. “We need to get the full report, the unredacted version and certainly the Congress deserves to get it.”
Clinton also said Trump would have been indicted if he was not the president. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer snapped back.
"The president didn't delete 33,000 emails," Giuliani said during an appearance on "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning. "He didn't have somebody smash up telephones and he didn't have someone wipe out a server and bleach bit it."