Ocasio-Cortez says she will sign Trump impeachment resolution

Sunday, 21 Apr, 2019

The Trump Foundation reached a deal in December to fold and distribute about $1.7 million in remaining funds, but the lawsuit is continuing as James seeks millions of dollars in restitution and an order banning Trump and his three eldest children from running any NY charities for 10 years.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report outlined Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller found the Trump campaign did not conspire with Russian Federation, but he opted to neither accuse nor exonerate Trump of obstruction.

That approach isn't enough for some liberals who see in Trump's actions not just a president unfit for office but evidence of obstruction serious enough that Mueller said he could not declare Trump exonerated. Mueller may testify before Congress, fueling more.

Josh Blackman, a professor at the South Texas College of Law Houston, said to find that the president obstructed justice, Mueller needed much clearer evidence that the president acted exclusively with "corrupt intent".

Sessions had stepped away from Russian Federation matters because his work on the Trump campaign raised questions of conflict of interest. "Congress now bears the solemn constitutional duty to excise that cancer without delay". And while Democrats say Mueller's findings are far more serious than initially indicated in Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary, they've been hesitant to pursue the ultimate step, impeachment proceedings, despite pressure from the left flank of the party to begin efforts to try to remove the president from office. Barr should be acting as the nation's Attorney General not Trump's personal attorney.

Nadler said he was open to working with the department on accommodations, but he also said the committee "needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice". He blames Democrats and the media for stirring controversy. Special counsel Robert Mueller laid out the facts - and now Congress has a solemn duty to confront them. Carefully crafted and vetted by a series of attorneys, they're dry (example: "I have no recollections of being told during the campaign that any foreign government or foreign leader had provided, wished to provide, or offered to provide tangible support to my campaign") and stand in sharp contrast to his comments reported by others elsewhere in the document (example: "I'm f-ed!").

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told KIRO 7 that Barr is not following his oath of office.

Legislators have "the authority to prohibit a president's corrupt use of his authority", the report said.

She says that we have to stop believing that a savior is coming.

"Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels, it ruins your presidency".

Sessions said he wished to remain attorney general, but said it was up to Trump, the report said.

Along with many other serious concerns this redacted report raises, it is clear there are tremendous discrepancies between what Attorney General Barr said about the Special Counsel's findings and what the Special Counsel actually wrote on issues as important as obstruction of justice. "I'm fucked, '" the Mueller report stated.

And Barr's four-page summary about a report 112 times as long wasn't almost as clear-cut as Barr let on or as the president tweeted at the time. Schrier said that she is not taking Barr's conclusion - that Trump did not collude with Russian Federation - as the truth just yet. Gorkov gave Kushner a painting and a bag of soil from the town in Belarus where Kushner's family is from, the report says.

"What I have read suggests there were multiple attempts at obstruction of justice", she said. "I hope you can let this go".

"There is a wink, and a nod, and another wink to Congress that I have a lot of evidence and now the ball is in your court", said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Earlier on Thursday, President Trump said the Mueller probe was "Greatest Political Hoax of all time!" Not so in this case. The report, however, says no such thing.

It's here - at long last the mammoth report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has arrived. They included former national security adviser Michael Flynn's conversations in late 2016 with Sergei Kislyak, Russia ambassador at the time, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a political consultant who the Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined has ties to Russian intelligence.