Donald Trump Jr triumphantly walked into the offices of the Fox News Channel in Manhattan on Monday evening feeling vindicated by the Mueller report findings.
‘It feels pretty good,’ the president’s eldest son said as he walked into the News Corp. building in New York City.
Don Jr appeared on Tucker Carlson’s 8pm talk show.
As he was walking into the building, Don Jr was asked about his reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, which stated that his father and his campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
‘We knew it was this way all along, but I guess it took a long time for the media to realize it,’ Don Jr said.
When asked about the reaction of the American people, the president’s son said: ‘I think they get it. I think they’ve gotten it for a long time.
‘It’s nice to see it finally come to fruition.’
Don Jr added: ‘Hopefully the rest of Congress starts moving on [and] starts working for the American people, for a change.’
It has been a good day for Don Jr and all of Trumpworld, who were not only celebrating the Mueller report findings but also the apparent downfall of a longtime Trump foe, lawyer Michael Avenatti.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public the special counsel’s report.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420-0 in favor of making the report public, with no Republican opposition.
On Sunday, Barr informed Congress that Mueller had concluded that President Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.
But the probe left unresolved the question of whether Trump engaged in obstruction of justice.
'There is no good reason not to make the report public,' Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said.
The Justice Department has not said whether it will release Mueller’s full report, but Barr has said he will be as transparent as possible.
McConnell, noting that it took nearly two years for Mueller to conduct his investigation, said: 'It’s not unreasonable to give the special counsel and the Justice Department just a little time to complete their review in a professional and responsible manner.'
The legislation does not set a deadline for the release of the report, and merely expresses Congress’ desire that it should be made publicly available.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) blocked a move by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (right) to bring up a vote on a nonbinding resolution calling for Mueller's report to be made public
Senior Democrats on the Hill wrote to Attorney General William Barr to ask for the full Mueller report by April 2nd
Robert Mueller attended church near the White House on Sunday
The chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, said on CNN on Sunday that he would 'try to negotiate' with the Justice Department to obtain the full report, but the committee would issue subpoenas and litigate if needed.
Trump vented his anger on Monday at the Mueller inquiry and vowed investigations into unnamed political enemies who did 'very, very evil' and 'treasonous things.'
Trump pledged new investigations but did not specify who would conduct them or who should be targeted.
Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to 'shake down' Nike Inc for over $20million.
Avenatti, who was also hit with separate embezzlement and fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, was arrested in New York.
Avenatti said he's 'highly confident' that he will be fully exonerated.
'As all of you know for the entirety of my career I have fought against the powerful. Powerful people and powerful corporations. I will never stop fighting that good fight,' Avenatti told reporters in New York during a press conference Monday night.
'I am highly confident that when all of the evidence is laid bare in connection with these cases, when it is all known, when due process occurs that I will be fully exonerated and justice will be done,' Avenatti added after he was released on $300,000 bail.
Earlier on Monday, a subdued Avenatti, appeared in the courtroom wearing a dark gray suit, sitting with federal public defenders.
'When due process occurs I will be fully exonerated and justice will prevail,' Avenatti said outside the court following the hearing.
Michael Avenatti (pictured Monday night) said he's 'highly confident' that he will be fully exonerated for allegedly trying to extort $25million from Nike to keep quiet about the 'college basketball scam'
'As all of you know for the entirety of my career I have fought against the powerful. Powerful people and