Trump claims he was “exonerated” by the report, but a poll cited by the “Late Show” host finds that only half of the network’s viewers believe the president.
Colbert guessed at how the generally pro-Trump audience at Fox News is handling the news... complete with a crack about one of the network’s most prominent advertisers (his jokes about Mueller and Fox News start at about 4:45):
The report found no evidence of a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government, but it also detailed 10 incidents in which Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice.
The report, based on a nearly two-year investigation, did not make a conclusion on whether he obstructed justice, nor did it exonerate him ― but Attorney General William Barr controversially concluded that there is not enough evidence to charge the president.
Democrats are trying to arrange for Mueller to testify before Congress.