Robert Mueller to make first public statement on Russian Federation probe
- Author: Leroy Wright May 30, 2019,
May 30, 2019, 22:26
Presidential candidates calling for impeachment of the president can - and certainly does - put a degree of pressure on Pelosi.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen.
"Under longstanding department policy, a president can not be charged with a federal crime while he is in office".
Despite the report not accusing Trump of any misdeeds and Mueller refusing to make any additional statements supplementing it, Democratic lawmakers have vowed to continue probing US President Donald Trump about various allegations, which so far have proven to be groundless. Amid a sea of purple caps and gowns, she also leveled fresh criticism at the Trump administration for what she said was its "complete refusal to condemn a foreign power who attacked our democracy" and its failure to protect the country's voting systems against future attacks.
While Mueller's statement Thursday pushed some 2020 Democratic hopefuls like Sens.
"With respect to impeachment, all options are on the table, and nothing should be ruled out", he said at a news conference after Mueller's appearance. Bernie Sanders, who have called the subject divisive and questioned the way it could benefit the Party.
"It's not politics. There are some issues that are bigger political convenience".
On Wednesday she said she was sticking with that plan.
First, you have Donald Trump shouting about how the report completely exonerates him.
He went on to explain that this stance is based on longstanding DOJ policy that his investigation was obligated to respect as it was conducted under the department's umbrella.
Trump's comments came after Mueller broke nearly two years of silence on his investigation, putting the onus on Congress to act by emphasizing that a Justice Department rule says a sitting president can't be indicted. And I understand political considerations, I've held elected office, I'm campaign for one right now. He knows what he's doing. Russia, if anything, I think, helped the other side, ' he said.
Mueller says they can't tell us that.
"It's about the Constitution".
Last week, Trump had said that the investigation cost $20 million. "And it had nothing to do with me", he said.
The top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden, said on Thursday the U.S. Treasury had been "unresponsive" to questions about Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's decision not to comply with the House demand for Trump's returns, and he threatened to attempt to block any Treasury nominees if the department was not forthcoming. I can't keep track!
But she sought to keep the mood mostly uplifting and occasionally light.
Representative Jerry Nadler chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.
"We will not comment on any other conclusions or hypotheticals about the president", he said.
"I could do hard, but the thing that almost killed me was childcare". No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter. The attorney general then concluded that it was appropriate to provide our report to Congress and to the American people.
"Senator, you know what's going to happen?" They use "The S" word, socialism.
"No, Russia did not get me elected", Trump said. "I'm not saying that happened but it's something we have to look at".