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PolitiFact Wisconsin: Digging into Rep. Pocan's tweet on Trump, Mueller

Posted at 6:33 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 19:33:24-04

President Trump claims 'no collusion, no obstruction.' Special Counsel Robert Mueller suggests no witch hunt, no exoneration. So what does PolitiFact Wisconsin say about a claim involving both men?

President Trump and Madison Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan have something common - they often turn to Twitter to voice their opinion. Pocan responded to a Trump tweet about a comment from Special Counsel Robert Muller.

"The President's claim that 'There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed!' is incorrect and in direct contradiction to what Special Counsel Mueller said earlier today," Pocan tweeted.

Let's start with the President's use of the words 'insufficient evidence.'

"Robert Mueller did use the phrase insufficient evidence in his commentary but he used it in a much broader sense that there was insufficient evidence to charge a conspiracy of involvement with the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians," said Greg Borowski with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pocan favors supports impeaching the president but is he correct to say the president's comments contradict Mueller's?

"In fact, what Mueller said was, look if we had found that the president was not involved in any crime we would've said that," sais Borowski. "And they didn't in the report."

PolitiFact Wisconsin said Pocan's claim was Mostly True. It's a statement that is accurate but needs clarification or additional information.