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George Conway hits Sarah Sanders, says Mueller report 'does not exonerate' Trump

The Hill logo The Hill 3/24/2019 Chris Mills Rodrigo

a man wearing a suit and tie: George Conway hits Sarah Sanders, says Mueller report 'does not exonerate' Trump © Getty Images George Conway hits Sarah Sanders, says Mueller report 'does not exonerate' Trump George Conway on Sunday mocked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders by asking her to "fix" a tweet declaring complete exoneration for President Trump.

"You misspelled 'While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.; Pls fix. Thx," the lawyer and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted.

After Attorney General William Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the top level conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's report into potential collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia, Sanders released a statement declaring it a victory for the White House.

"The Special Counsel did not find any collusion and did not find any obstruction. AG Barr and DAG [Rod] Rosenstein further determined there was no obstruction," the Sanders said.

"The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the President of the United States."

The summary of Mueller's report said the special counsel concluded that no one in the "Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated" with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

However, the report did not make a final determination on whether or not Trump had obstructed justice.

Barr's letter said the report "sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as 'difficult issues' of law and fact concerning whether the President's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction."

Barr and Rosenstein said there was insufficient evidence to pursue charges against Trump.

Conway and Trump have frequently clashed on Twitter.

This week Conway took a shot at the president when he said he "thinks he needs to be re-elected to avoid being indicted."

Earlier in the week Trump described Conway as a "husband from hell" who is jealous of his wife's success.

Kellyanne Conway has defended the president during the exchanges.

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