Final advantage for the Mueller probe Opinion

Final advantage for the Mueller probe Opinion

BALTIMORE – There were no shells. There were no declarations of “cancer of the presidency” we heard with President Nixon during Watergate. If, in some way, President Trump complies with the U. House between now and the election in November 2020, there is no possibility of the Senate being convicted of Republican control.

Another result for the political circus in Washington is the result of the long-term evidence of Wednesday from special adviser Robert Mueller, and a very strong performance by the witness witness.

If you are a Democratic Person or someone who destroys or releases President Trump, Jerry Nadler was the headline of Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House of Houses, whether the president was clearing justice for the quest for collusion of Russian Mueller. .

“The president did not dismiss his alleged actions,” said Mueller.

In another exchange, Nadler asked exactly whether the president was completely abolished by the report. “No,” said Mueller. “It's not what the report said. Based on the policy and fairness principles of the Department of Justice, we decided that we would not decide on the president who committed a crime. That was our decision, and the decision we make today is. ”

But the Republican deputy Doug Collins was very familiar when he noted in his open statement, “The president has not impeded justice, and nothing will change those facts.” T

Republican members sought to expand the field, addressing the issues surrounding the Steele File and the behavior of FBI agents as Peter Strozk.

And John Ratcliffe's Republican Representative gave Mueller a direct aim, saying that DOJ's mandates were not designed to dissolve Trump, citing “extrapolation analysis” by “Democrats and socialists.” He said, “Volume II was not authorized” and “who was not. no one should be above the law, Donald Trump should not be sure under the law, that is where this report puts it. ”

On collusion, which repeatedly refused to Trump, Mueller explained, “We have not addressed collusion, which is not a legal term.” T

Perhaps the most important part of Mueller's testimony was given a Russian attack on the 2016 election. “Emphasis on certain points,” said Mueller. “The Russian government has introduced a sweeping and systematic approach. During my career, our democracy faces a number of challenges. The Russian government's attempt to interfere with our election is among the most serious efforts. This is worth every American's attention. ”

But, he added, there were no members of the Trump campaign “not talking.”

Mueller warned of the future potential for foreign election interference. “I hope this is not a new thing. But I'm afraid it is, ”he said. Earlier this year, Trump said that he was open to foreign information for his campaign, but eventually he backed up after the FEC chief executive warned that it would be unlawful to take such information.

Mueller acknowledged during the Democrats questions that the Kremlin wanted Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton, a Democratic nominee.

“Did you find an investigation that the Russian government thought it would benefit from one of the winning candidates?” He was asked.

Mueller replied, “Yes.”

“And what would the candidate be?”

Mueller: “Well, it's Trump. The president. ”

Mueller agreed, in response to Rep Ted Lieu, that the reason why President Trump did not fail was the DOJ's opinion that a president cannot sit indictment. “The reason again is that you failed Donald Trump because of an OLC opinion saying you can't sit a president, right?” Lieu asked.

Mueller: “That's right.”

One hour at the hearing, President Trump tweeted, “This is a disaster for the Democrats and a disaster for Robert Mueller's reputation.” He added, “Robert Mueller is said to have said he did not apply and interview (and reject) the position of FBI Director on the day before he was wrongly appointed as Special Counsel. I hope he does not say sworn that we have many witnesses for the interview …, including US Vice President! ”

So what is now?

It is certain that the political fate of President Trump will be determined by voters in November 2020. Fantasy Tom Steyer. Speaker Pelosi feels her decision not to push pressure.

This is not to say that there will be no more legal or ethical information between this and the election. Mueller launched information that Southern District in New York outside the scope of the Russian collusion probe. The New York General Assembly has gone on and Gov has signed a law. Cuomo's state tax trump returns could be revealed. It is up to the star Stormy Daniels to penalize the campaign's financial laws. And Jeffrey Epstein's sordid scandal is a shrapnel could be produced anywhere from Clinton's life to Trump and a variety of blue blood between them.

Trump is also slipping over the political razor. He is cutting up his base with the rhetoric “sail his home” which he feels is racist enough (including 58% in Morning Poll / Politico Poll).

Trump approval should be in the 60th percentile with the strong economy. There are problems with this, and the US / Chinese trade has not progressed, and the threat posed by farmers and Hoosier industry who fear that markets will be permanently lost continues.

But from a political point of view, this seems to be the final material for the Mueller saga.

Brian How Howey is the publisher of Howey Politics Indiana at Get Howey on Facebook and Twitter @hwypol.


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