A Roundup Of Mueller Report Reactions

A Roundup Of Mueller Report Reactions

Trump also made another attempt to alter the course of the investigation, meeting with former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and dictating a message for him to relay to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Pelosi has scheduled a Monday conference call with the House Democratic caucus - now scattered around the world during a two-week congressional recess -- to discuss the report and the House's next steps.

Trump complained privately that the second volume of the Mueller report, which focuses on obstruction of justice, is a political document meant to make him look bad, according to a senior White House official.

Although Mueller stated he was following justice department policy in not charging Trump with the crime of obstruction of justice, he laid out 10 instances where the president took steps in that direction.

"We will have to decide, do we nonetheless go through an impeachment because to do otherwise would signal that somehow this President's conduct is okay, that future presidents can engage in this kind of corruption without effect, or do we decide that we are better off doing oversight through the context of oversight hearings by the various committees rather than a formal impeachment?" According to the special counsel's report, McGahn was among the Trump aides who effectively halted Trump's efforts to influence the Russian Federation investigation, rebuffing his demand to set Mueller's firing in motion.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, however, "established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts", the report said. Mitt Romney, who in recent days said he was "sickened" by the behavior of the president. The reports show that two other trusted advisers, Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn, either delayed or didn't follow through when Trump exerted pressure to end the investigation. "I'm [f***ed]", he said, according to the report. Mike Huckabee has lashed out at Utah Sen. Lee said, "There's nothing in this report that changes my view of this president".

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It's true that Mueller painted a damning picture of the Trump administration, even as he awarded Trump a victory on the central issue of collusion with Russian Federation.

"It may become necessary, whether they go ahead with the hearings or not, whether other issues are raised by different people - there's probably a point at which we'll use it".

Making the move to block an interview was "defense lawyering 101" because defense lawyers as a matter of course don't like to let clients in legal jeopardy speak to investigators, said Duke law professor Samuel Buell.

"We don't care what his taxes say or don't say".

Lee, who appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday was asked if he agreed with the rebuke from his fellow Utah Republican senator.

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