White House Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp blasted House Democrats in an interview for their continued efforts to impeach President Trump after the Mueller probe cleared him of collusion with Russia.
In an appearance on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday night, Schlapp claimed impeachment remains House Democrats’ “ultimate goal.”
“I think it makes Nancy Pelosi nervous. She is saying, ‘Well, we might not want to go there. We need a bipartisan effort to move towards impeachment,’ but for the Democrats from Day One, their goal — and they’ve run on trying to impeach the president,” Schlapp told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham about the House speaker.
“And so I think the American people clearly see right through this. I think we know that the Democrats have gone way too far. They’ve been reckless in this process,” she continued.
“They have been irresponsible in terms of for two years, spending hour after hour after hour, building this narrative, building this case that the president colluded with the Russians. And the Mueller report, obviously as we know, the president is fully exonerated.”
In a four-page summary of Mueller’s findings, Attorney General William Barr wrote Sunday that Mueller did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
But Barr said Mueller reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. He wrote that Mueller said that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Schlapp said the president’s “brilliance” is that he’s “resilient” despite the weight of the nearly two-year Mueller investigation.
“This president has been in high gear, he has stayed focused on the economy, on the trade deals, on securing the border, and keeps fighting every day for the American people,” she said. “And I have to say, it really shows that the Democrats — they’ve made a big gamble with this and that they lost because they thought this Mueller report was going to be their winning key.”