ABC's Raddatz Obsesses Over Obstruction Part of Mueller Report, Tries to Ignore 'No Collusion' Part

Ryan Foley | April 22, 2019
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On ABC's This Week Sunday, guest host Martha Raddatz interviewed Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; specifically focusing on the conclusions of the Mueller report. Raddatz told Conway "the President says there's total vindication. Complete exoneration. No collusion. No obstruction."  Not surprisingly, Raddatz wanted to skip right over the "no collusion" part and focus on obstruction. After reading the ending line from the Mueller report, which stated "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," Raddatz asked Conway "how does the President call this complete exoneration?" When Conway highlighted that the Mueller report found "no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to try to disrupt and spread disinformation about our elections," Raddatz interrupted her, asking her to let her "go back to...obstruction of justice." Even though Conway reminded Raddatz that getting to the bottom of collusion "really was the central premise here," Raddatz indicated her desire to focus on obstruction once again: "Kellyanne, I want to go back to obstruction of justice and what Mueller concluded."

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