Wow! Who could have seen that coming?

Courtesy of AP:

The Kremlin argued on Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report has not offered any credible evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The redacted report presented on Thursday said that there was no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials but it did document Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential vote.

The publication of the redacted report offered Russian officials another “I-told-you-so” moment to deny any efforts to help Trump win the U.S. presidency.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday that there is “no evidence substantiated by any facts” that Russia interfered in the election, and said stressed that Moscow rejects the accusations.

Peskov pointed out that President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied the claims of interference “because there was none.”

Man, why do Putin’s words sound so familiar?

Oh yeah, that’s why. 

As seemingly happy as Trump is about the report (Yeah, right!) he has already started to exact payback from those who he felt were a little too forthcoming with their testimony to Mueller. 

Courtesy of Politico

The Trump campaign has hired its own in-house attorney for its 2020 reelection bid — shifting future business away from Jones Day, the law firm, that has represented Trump since his first run for president.

Campaign officials and advisers cast the decision to hire Nathan Groth — a former lawyer for the Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — as a money-saving move, supported by the businessman-turned-president who loves to cut costs.

But close Trump advisers say the decision also stems from disappointment with the White House’s former top attorney and current Jones Day partner, Don McGahn, whose behavior has irked the president and some of his family members.

Taking business away from Jones Day is payback, these advisers say, for McGahn’s soured relationship with the Trump family and a handful articles in high-profile newspapers that the family blames, unfairly or not, on the former White House counsel.

If you read the report you likely saw that McGahn was the one who revealed that Trump tired to fire Robert Mueller and that the only way he could be stopped was if McGahan threatened to quit. 

That, plus a number of other choice revelations, has likely made McGahn and his law firm persona non grata with the Trump White House. 

So there you have it, both the Kremlin and Trump agree that there was no collusion and no real evidence of interference. 

Now let’s see if the American people agree with that assessment. 

(Spoiler alert: They don’t.)