As Special Counsel Robert Mueller has pursued his investigation into Moscow's role in the 2016 USA election, legal experts have debated what sort of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation may have violated US criminal law.
Trump lashed out at the ongoing Mueller investigation and the work behind the scenes at the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate him for connections to Russian Federation.
Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday that authorities in NY were probing crimes allegedly involving the president beyond those that have been made public.
"Unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that should not be there", he said. But only a minority of Republicans surveyed agree: 33 percent, compared with 48 percent who said they do not believe Trump committed crimes before being elected.
Trump described the investigation as a "political fraud", but announced at the same time, his cooperation.
Seeming to feed off the crowd's support, he added: "We're in the swamp of Washington DC, but you know what - we're winning and they're not".
"The president has a right to do a lot of things, but he can abuse his power in doing that", Nadler said.
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"Now that the Democrats are going to try and switch from collusion to some other reason, it makes the continue to look like sore losers who didn't accept the will of the people in the last election". At that time, Republicans said, over Democratic objections, that there was no evidence to show that Trump's campaign colluded or conspired with Russian Federation.
To sum up: Fox personalities don't think it's legitimate to examine whether Trump corruptly enriched himself in violation of the Constitution; deceived Republican primary voters about the financial motives behind his foreign policy agenda; directed his personal lawyer to lie to Congress to cover that up; obstructed an investigation into a foreign attack on our democracy that his own top advisers eagerly tried to conspire with; or participated in a criminal scheme which concealed from voters massive campaign finance expenditures created to cover up illicit affairs, while lying to the American people about it. While many liberal members of the Democratic caucus think impeachment is warranted, Democratic leaders have been cautious, saying they first want to investigate. Whitaker is a close Trump ally who had criticized the Mueller report before he was appointed.
"Listen to exactly what he said".
In interviews with two dozen people in the small towns and villages south and west of Wisconsin's state capital, Madison, the upcoming report was met with frustration and exasperation, illustrating the dangers Democrats face with swing voters if they go too far on the issue.
He has however sprinkled tantalizing clues in indictments of a handful of Trump associates that have sparked intrigue about what his eventual findings - that will be presented to Attorney General William Barr - will show. It's our job to protect the rule of law.
Trump has accused them of bias.
But McCarthy argued that campaign finance violations merit a fine, not the ultimate sanction Congress can take against a President.
In American television channel ABC's "This Week" program, Nadler said the Republicans have been protecting Donald Trump from proper accountability, threatening "to impeach justice department officials".