Trump lawyer attacks Mueller report, sees nothing wrong in taking Russian info

Lawrence Kim
April 24, 2019

Nadler said it is up to Congress to investigate the 10 allegations of Trump's attempts to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation that special counsel Robert Mueller laid out in his report, but left open whether Trump broke the law.

Mueller's report said that the 22-month investigation did not establish that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russians during the 2016 election campaign, but Mueller did find "multiple acts by the president that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations".

Donald Trump's top lawyer on Sunday attacked "calumny, lies and distortions" in the Mueller investigation report, and said there is "nothing wrong" with taking hacked information from Russian Federation.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller and his wife Ann Cabell Standish arrive for Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church, April 21, 2019, in Washington.

Trump, meanwhile, detests the impression that he is managed by aides, and spent part of the weekend stewing at the report's assessment that some of his staff regularly ignored what he told them to do.

Levin said Mueller's findings were essentially an "impeachment report", and the actions of the mainstream media and Democrats are a "disgrace". Nadler has issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to hand over the full Mueller report and other relevant evidence by May 1, although the Justice Department called the request "premature and unnecessary". Nadler says he wants Mueller to testify before the committee no later than May 23.

So far, only two of the 18 declared Democratic presidential candidates - Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Obama cabinet member Julian Castro - have called for impeachment.

The former NY mayor heaped special scorn on Senator Mitt Romney, a former Republican presidential candidate who said on Friday he was "sickened" by the report's findings and "appalled" that Mr Trump's election campaign "welcomed help from Russia".

"One thing is clear", Senate leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement, " Attorney General Barr presented a conclusion that the president did not obstruct justice, while Mueller's report appears to undercut that finding".

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