Romney 'sickened' by 'dishonesty and misdirection' of Trump

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren repeated her calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Saturday, saying "this isn't about politics".

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appeared to be one of the only Republicans to express some concern with Mueller's findings, but did not suggest any course of action in Congress.

The Mueller Report detailed cooperative but not criminal contact between Trump's 2016 election campaign and Russian Federation that assisted him in his defeat against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Mueller determined that the Trump campaign did not conspire or coordinate with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election, but stopped short of clearing the president of obstruction of justice -- outlining 11 instances of possible obstruction and suggesting it would be up to Congress to make that judgment.

Long after the fiery Rudy Giuliani and Kellyanne Conway have faded from the Sunday-morning circuit, we'll have Special Counsel Robert Mueller's detailed, sobering account.

"We believe that the first article - Article 1, the legislative branch - has the responsibility of oversight of our democracy, and we will exercise that".

Attorney General William Barr took the liberty of ruling that the President had not committed obstruction.

The senator is likely hoping that demanding Trump be removed from office via impeachment might make her attempt to unseat him in a presidential election a little easier.

Trump, who denounces the investigation as a witch hunt, claimed vindication from Mueller's report.

The White House has prepared a rebuttal of the Mueller report but has yet to release it.

"Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable", Nadler said on NBC's "Meet the Press". Demanding Trump's head is nonetheless a good publicity stunt for the senator's flagging presidential campaign. Nadler also said he would call former White House counsel Donald McGahn to testify.

In an interview with CNN on Friday, former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro said it would be "perfectly reasonable" for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings.

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Mueller's options were ultimately limited by the existing Justice Department opinion and policy.

From the Sunday programs, it's clear that Democrats in Congress are conflicted about how to proceed. They said it was inadequate.

As a result, Mueller said he could "not exonerate" him.

"I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russian Federation - including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement", Romney said Friday.

'The Mueller report states, "We concluded Congress has authority to prohibit a president's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice", which "accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law,"' she wrote. For now, Warren is an outlier, as other senior Democrats shy away from the "I" word. Throughout two years of intense focus on the Trump presidency, public attitudes toward Trump have only hardened.

The full Mueller Report can be found online here.

In another tweet, the president threatened to take revenge. "This should never happen again!" he warned.

Some notable excerpts from the report include former White House Counsel Donald McGahn's recollection that Trump "had asked him to 'do insane [s***]'" and how White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon "regularly used his personal Blackberry and personal email for work-related communications. and he took no steps to preserve these work communications".

But then the president's lawyers moved away from the plan, in part by arguing that the special counsel already had gotten answers to his questions.

Democratic leadership, however, is much cooler on the idea of impeachment.

However, Democrats remain divided on this issue. In doing so, she distinguished herself from other leaders in her party.

"The fact is the president has engaged in activities that are unethical, un-American. Well, it depends on what we see in the report".

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