As the smoke clears from the recent release of the Mueller report, one thing is abundantly clear: a lot of people owe President Trump an apology. Those same people owe the American people an apology as well for dividing this nation by advancing a false premise that Trump colluded with the Russians and that he attempted to obstruct justice. Neither of those things happened, according to Mueller's report.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), upon launching her bid for the Democrat presidential nomination last month, actually suggested that Trump could be on his way to jail.

"By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person," she said.

Shame on you, Senator, for spreading such trash with no evidence to substantiate it.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) praised the appointment of Bob Mueller as "a good choice" to get the answers that America deserves about the collusion allegations that we now know were manufactured by his party. Markey suggested on his official web site in May of 2017 that Trump may have already broken the law.

“But we must also ensure that President Trump does no additional damage to U.S. national security in his dealings with Russia," he wrote.

Several days earlier, Markey's staff had to walk back some bogus information that Markey put out on CNN.

"Well, we obviously have very serious allegations that the Russians were attempting to influence our campaign, our most sacred event, to elect a president in a fair and free election and there are very strong allegations that the Russians had relationships with people inside of the Trump campaign. In fact, subpoenas have now been issued in Northern Virginia with regard to General Flynn and General Flynn’s associates. A grand jury has been empaneled up in New York," Markey said on May 11, 2017.

FAKE NEWS!

Markey's office quickly walked it back.

"Senator Markey does not have direct intelligence that is the case, and the information he was provided during a briefing is not substantiated. Subpoenas have been issued in Eastern Virginia, but Senator Markey apologizes for the confusion," his office said.

Congressman Bill Keating, also a wealth of knowledge on all things Russia-gate, made the following statement to WGBH back on February 2, 2108, upon the release of the previously classified Nunes memo in which House Republicans revealed that the FBI and Department of Justice may have abused its surveillance powers: “The only conclusion is the real reason behind this is to cut the investigation by Mueller short or to fire Mueller.”

There can no longer be any doubt that the deep state conspired with the Democrat Party and the media to discredit and attempt to remove a duly-elected President of the United States. If proven, these are treasonous acts.

What is also clear is that our Congressional delegation was a party to all of this either willfully or simply as stooges sent forth to spread the party talking points. All three of these individuals have disgraced themselves and embarrassed their constituents and at the very least owe the president and those constituents an apology.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.