Republican Romney says he is 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russian Federation probe

Cheryl Sanders
April 20, 2019

"Haven't seen it and don't follow those issues", he told AAP. Each one serves up an interesting selection of facts, opinions, images and videos in order to catch you up and vault you ahead.

Mifsud was the professor Papadopoulos had claimed told him in April 2016 that Russian Federation had "dirt" that could harm Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Mr Trump, having long described Mr Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt", on Thursday night told a crowd of well wishers in Florida where he will spend the weekend: "Game over folks, now it's back to work".

"Now the tables have turned, and it's time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever". Through congressional testimony, we knew Trump requested FBI Director James Comey's "loyalty" before he was canned.

Mueller's 22-month investigation found there was insufficient evidence to establish Trump or his associates engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation to disrupt the 2016 election.

Particularly on the "collusion" side, much of the new information - or lack thereof - favors the president. Moscow has also been refuting these allegations.

"Of course, I wasn't colluding because I have never met a Russian official in my entire life, let alone on the campaign or the transition team", Papadopoulos said.

Schumer and Pelosi released a statement Thursday saying "the differences are stark between what Attorney General Barr said on obstruction and what special counsel Mueller said on obstruction".

Mueller examined what he called 10 separate "episodes" involving Trump related to obstruction of justice. "I just want to be treated fairly".

Trump has repeatedly called the Mueller probe a "witch-hunt" and "hoax".

For example, in July 2017, he directed former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to tell Sessions to say publicly that the Mueller investigation was "very unfair" and limit it to protecting against future election interference.

Still, he said he hoped the White House had learned some lessons.

A senior Australian official says his country is "now ready to confirm" a chain of events between the high commissioner to the United Kingdom and a Trump campaign adviser that led to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, according to a report.

High Crimes or No Crimes? .

The report provided extensive details on Mr Trump's efforts to thwart Mr Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, giving Democrats plenty of political ammunition against the Republican president but no consensus on how to use it.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat, issued a subpoena to the Justice Department to hand over the full Russian Federation report, saying he can not accept the redacted version that "leaves most of Congress in the dark". According to The Washington Post, Mueller is using documents compiled by Comey in his investigation.

In analysing whether Mr Trump obstructed justice, Mr Mueller looked at a series of actions by Mr Trump, including his attempts to remove Mr Mueller and limit the scope of his probe and efforts to prevent the public from knowing about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY between senior campaign officials and Russians. While critics accused him of acting as the president's defender rather than an independent law enforcement officer, the president was likely pleased.

Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, said reading the report proved hard.

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