Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Aides to Testify Before Congress

Sunday, 28 Apr, 2019

So how about this: Let's allow an incarcerated prisoner to vote only when his or her prison term will expire before the terms of office expire for the candidates for whom they are voting. If these allegations and this evidence against Trump are insufficient to justify beginning formal impeachment proceedings, then what will ever justify it?

And it won't lead to Trump's removal from office.

The president disregard for legal boundaries is no surprise, according to the Washington Post.

Overall, however, the Post-ABC survey found that partisan allegiance colors the views of Americans about what the Mueller report found, what it means and what should be done as a result.

'With all of this transparency, we finish, no collusion, no obstruction. "We will go to the max to enforce the constitutional role of the legislative branch of government".

A day after the report was released, Trump suggested without evidence that McGahn and other witnesses who said they took notes actually didn't - and had lied to the federal prosecutors in their interviews.

McGahn took extensive notes of his conversations with the president, which he shared with the special counsel.

"How could there be obstruction of justice even if there was little evidence to support the underlying suspicion of Trump's campaign coordination with Russian Federation?"

Exoneration: As for the president's claim of "exoneration", 31% overall say the Mueller report cleared him, while 53% say it did not. But he didn't elaborate as to why.

A 58 percent majority of Americans say the Mueller report has not changed their impression of the Trump administration.

Turns out it was the latter, but people are still mischaracterizing Mueller's obstruction decision.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump declared himself "the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far".

"We're fighting all the subpoenas", Trump told reporters earlier this week, arguing that Democrats were trying to investigate him for political purposes. "I was so transparent; they testified for so many hours".

"I don't want people testifying to a party, because that is what they're doing if they do this", Trump said.

The narrative is that Mueller had everything he needed, and he couldn't provide the goods. This is evidence of Trump's cooperation, not obstruction.

FILE - House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 2, 2019.

Only 37 percent of Americans polled said that they thought the president should be impeached.

Congressional Democrats said in March that a US government agency was responding too slowly to their requests for documents about the Trump administration's abandonment of a plan to move the Federal Bureau of Investigation. But in Watergate, there was a crime to cover up.

But in this case, there were underlying crimes - lots of them.

The Trump campaign has helped pay legal bills for a number of current and former Trump associates caught up in various investigations and lawsuits, including the president's son Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Absent a finding that Trump or his deputies conspired with Russian Federation to try to swing the election, public support for impeachment can't get off the launchpad.

The report mentioned an incident in June 2017, when Trump called McGahn to say the White House counsel should direct Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing the special counsel's probe, to remove Mueller because of conflicts of interest.

In an unprecedented step, the Trump administration has filed a lawsuit to try to block one congressional subpoena; some Trump advisers have been told to ignore other subpoenas; and a request for Trump's tax returns has not been fulfilled.