While attacking the Mueller report, President Trump simultaneously continues to claim vindication from the special counsel’s report, all this while the Democrats have a discourse on whether of Trump’s repeated attempts to interfere with the probe is really justification to pursue impeachment proceedings.
Trump tweeted on Wednesday, “I did nothing wrong.” He also said, that despite having $35,000,000 to spend and being written by Trump haters and angry Democrats, the Mueller report, didn’t lay a glove on me.”
The president’s tweets followed on from remarks made by Rep. Louie Gohmert in 2018 on his Twitter account, when he described the probe as an attempted “coup against a lawfully-elected President.” While departing the White House on Wednesday, the President was still bashing the probe.
Trump was reported saying “we just went through the Mueller witch hunt where you had really 18 angry Democrats that hate President Trump. They hate him with a passion, I thought after two years we’d be finished with it. No. Now the House goes and starts subpoenas. They want to do every deal I’ve ever done.”
The president fumed, “The Democrats are trying to win 2020. They’re not going to win with the people I see and they’re not going to win against me, the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense.”
He then added, “I say it’s enough. Get back to infrastructure. Get back to cutting taxes. Get back to lowering drug prices.”
The two year Mueller investigation concluded that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential elections “in sweeping and systemic fashion.” A redacted version of Mueller’s report released last week found no conspiracy between Russia and Trump’s campaign. However it documented at least 10 episodes of efforts by Trump to obstruct the federal probe.
Although the special counsel decided against charging the President with obstruction of justice, investigators vehemently refused to exonerate Trump.
The report stated, “if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
The findings have spurred calls by several top Democrats, to pursue Trump’s impeachment. However House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging caution, saying “impeachment is one of the most divisive forces, paths that we could go down to in our country, but if the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice.”
Trump warned that such a move would lead to a legal battle and he would head straight to the U.S. Supreme Court, but according to the Constitution, Congress oversees impeachment, not the high court.