Trump Spins Mueller’s Report, Says Congress Can’t Impeach Him

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Asked by reporters at a White House Easter event whether the prospect of impeachment worried him, President Donald Trump replied: ‘Not even a little bit’ / Photo file: AFP

US President Trump is so sure that the Congress can’t impeach him over the findings of the Mueller’s report into Russian election meddling and the alleged attempts to hamper the investigation.

Trump insisted he did noting wrong, denying a portrait of dysfunction in the White House where disobedient aides are said to have saved him from committing obstruction of justice by refusing to carry out his instructions. When newsmen at the White House asked the president if he is threatened by the prospect of impeachment, Trump said ”Not even a little bit. Only high crimes and misdemeanors can lead to impeachment. There were no crimes by me (No Collusion, No Obstruction), so you can’t impeach,” Trump stated earlier on Twitter.”

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Meanwhile, Democrats believe the Mueller’s report has revealed serious wrongdoing by Trump and they are yet to decide on impeaching Trump. The Mueller’s report proved that Russian operatives actually attempted to interfere in the 2016 election to assist Donald Trump defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, including doing so by hacking into email accounts.

Same report also found that Trump’s campaign acted on the platform of the impact on Clinton, but didn’t deliberately sorted colluding with the Russians. The report further proved that Trump repeatedly attempted hampering Mueller’s work. Meanwhile, Mueller didn’t out-rightly confirm that Trump committed the crime of obstructing justice, the final decision of the finding was left for the congress.

Democrats, who control the lower house, are so far mostly holding off from calling for impeachment proceedings, which would be immensely divisive ahead of 2020 presidential elections. However, Democratic Kamala Harris said during a presidential town hall broadcast on CNN Monday night that she believes “Congress should take the steps towards impeachment.” The request for impeachment was the second following Elizabeth Warren who did so last week.

Warren’ Democratic rival Bernie Sanders said, “If for the next year, year and a half, going right into the heart of the election, all that the Congress is talking about is impeaching Trump… and we’re not talking about… all of the issues that concern ordinary Americans, what I worry about is that works to Trump’s advantage.”

Some heavyweight House committees are still working on digging further into the scandal and wants the whole Mueller report, including the parts that was currently blacked out for security or legal reasons.

“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena on Monday for former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify. McGahn was a key witness in the Mueller probe and will likely be asked about Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice. But Trump on his part is treating the Mueller report as a complete exoneration. He went as far as saying that the probe was a political hit job amounting to “treason” and “spying.”

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Democrats, said clearly that the Mueller’s report shows in detail that Trump is unfit for office, even though the evidence at hand is not enough to prove crime in law court. With the ongoing, Mueller’s report has dented Trump’s image through stories of close aids maneuvering to stop Trump from going far in his attempts to slow down the probe.

Mueller noted in his report, “The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.”

All of these aren’t going down well with Trump who has demonstrated to be a ruthless boss, famous during his television performances on “The Apprentice” for telling contestants: “You’re fired!” Though the aids disobeyed him and he added, “Nobody disobeys my orders. ”

Source: AFP

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