Finally, today marks a huge victory for former President Donald Trump and the MAGA crowd. On October 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) exonerated Trump in its years-long probe which stemmed from accusations of collusion to protect his Washington, D.C. hotel.
The report follows an investigation that began at the request of congressional Democrats who alleged that Trump was using his influence to prevent a competing hotel from being built on the site of the J. Edgar Hoover building, where the FBI had planned to relocate.
This is a major victory for Republicans and a sign that federal government watchdogs may be growing weary of taking on President Trump as special counsel Jack Smith continues two separate cases against the Republican presidential frontrunner.
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Trump EXONERATED in years-long DOJ probe! ???? Accusations of collusion to protect his hotel debunked! The Oversight and Review Division's report cleared him of any wrongdoing. Find out the shocking details here ???? https://t.co/xoU8lprZQ6
— Patriot911 (@Patriot911News) October 26, 2023
Democrats led by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the House oversight panel accused President Trump of colluding with the FBI to protect the nearby Trump International Hotel from competition if another building was built on the site of the Hoover Building. They proposed that he should have avoided any interactions or communications related to this decision in order to prevent any real or perceived conflicts of interest between himself and his financial interests with his hotel.
However, this was all speculation as no evidence could be found linking him to such actions or intentions until now when DOJ investigators released their report exonerating him entirely from any involvement with this project or its conclusion not to move forward with it at all due to lack of funds needed for a new facility anyway.
According to authors who wrote the report, Christopher Wray felt no pressure from President Trump whatsoever during these proceedings nor did he feel like Trump was trying steer him towards any particular outcome other than what would benefit everyone involved accordingly and fairly given all facts present at that time.
“We found no evidence that…Director Wray or others at the FBI considered the location of the then-named Trump International Hotel or how then-President Trump’s financial interests could be impacted by the decision,” they concluded in their findings after interviewing multiple parties involved in making these decisions and following up on leads provided thus far throughout their investigations into this case.