Rich Lowry: Donald Trump's impure thoughts don't become reality

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 1, 2018

A friend of Trump also told the news network the president is "convinced that firing Mueller would not only create a firestorm, it would play right into Mueller's hands, because it would give Mueller the moral high ground".

Corallo's departure in July came amid media reports that Trump's legal team was reorganizing and considering ways to limit Mueller's probe. "It's pretty clear to me that everybody at the White House knows that it would be the end of President Trump's presidency if he fired Mr. Mueller".

So while McGahn was present and active in many instances where Trump looked like he might attempting to obstruct justice in the Russian Federation investigation, he has, more often than not, acted as a check on Trump's heavy-handed impulses. And the White House counsel is still on the job, and Mr. Mueller is still aggressively investigating.

The news builds on that Trump's personal defense lawyers are using a 1994 investigation into a Clinton administration official as a roadmap to limit the scope of questioning in the event of an interview.

"One of the basic principals of our republic is that no one is above the law, not even the president", he said. House Speaker Paul Ryan said the memo may provide some compelling evidence for bias at the agency, but it should be considered separate from the Mueller investigation.

It is thought that many of those who work in close proximity to Trump have been made aware of an article which details one of the last times Trump was put under oath.

Donald Trump is so deeply insulated within his alternative reality that believes he can force Special Counsel Robert Mueller in front of a grand jury.

It isn't the actions his lawyers take on his behalf in dealing with the special counsel, adversarial as that relationship might sometimes become.

ABC News, which first reported that the documents were turned over before Sessions' interview, also reported other documents were turned over including emails with the White House about the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn last February. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Sen. Was that fighting back against the Russian Federation investigation, and not just doing a solid for a buddy?

This is worth unpacking, because in this brief comment, Trump is very almost admitting to obstructing justice.

Prosecutors who want to overcome the privilege must show the materials sought contain important evidence that isn't available elsewhere, the appeals court said. But there are all sorts of political and institutional constraints to acting on these impulses, including a White House counsel willing to say "No".

"This strikes me as a weak argument", said Jens David Ohlin, a vice dean at Cornell Law School and an expert in criminal law.

Trump has consistently denied any collusion between his campaign and the Russian government, and he said last week that he is willing to be interviewed by Mueller, although his lawyers quickly interceded to say that the details were still being worked out.

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