Mueller navigates dangerous currents in probing Trump-Russia nexus
Mueller navigates dangerous currents in probing Trump-Russia nexus
Rep. Adam Schiff: ‘It’s a mistake’ for Mueller not to subpoena Trump
15 March, 2019, 19:37
The chairman of the House intelligence committee pointed to the case of Michael Cohen, the president's former personal lawyer, in which the government described how "Individual 1" directed and coordinated a campaign fraud scheme.
Current Justice Department orthodoxy is that a sitting president can not be indicted, but Schiff believes this needs to be reevaluated. But Schiff believes that the department should reconsider this position, or indict Trump if he loses re-election in 2020. "There may be grounds for removal of office or there may be grounds for indictment after he leaves office that the Congress discovers".
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from MI, said this week that she planned to move forward with introducing a House resolution to "begin investigating the impeachable offenses" of the president, despite Pelosi's position. "The public gets to see this report".
'In its absence an impeachment becomes a partisan exercise doomed to failure, ' Schiff said.
Schiff, D-Calif., told NBC News' Meet the Press that he believes a face-to-face interview with Trump would be the most effective method to get information regarding any potential collusion with Russian Federation by Trump or his campaign during the election or possible obstruction of justice into the probe.
Schiff said he believes there is both "direct and circumstantial evidence" of collusion between the President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, and "whether that evidence amounts to beyond a reasonable doubt of criminal conspiracy, we have to wait for Bob Mueller on that".
When quizzed by MSNBC's Kaise Hunt on whether or not a lack of "compelling information" in the Mueller report would end the "conversation about Russia", Schiff said it would not.
"That could take a number of forms, from phone records, to social media records, to other documentary evidence".
"If there's insufficient evidence in the Mueller report and we're not able to produce sufficient evidence in our own investigation, that ends the inquiry", Schiff stated. Trump's comment came as CNN reported that the Justice Department may announce as early as next week that Mueller has given Barr his report on the probe. "A lot will be impacted.by the degree to which the Justice Department makes us investigate everything Bob Mueller did all over again. that will have the most direct impact on the length of our investigation".
That culminated in the formation this week of a new governance board for the alliance between Nissan , Renault and Mitsubishi. The Japanese automaker was on the verge of bankruptcy 20 years ago, when Renault sent Ghosn to help lead its turnaround.
Yet Rodriguez's recent performances haven't been great and now it appears their desire to sign him on a deal has cooled. The 27-year-old is now on loan at the Bundesliga club after joining from Los Blancos in July 2017.
These two departures come on the heels of founding-executive departures at Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp previous year . Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post that does not plan on immediately appointing anyone to replace Cox.
When the Baltimore Ravens take the field in 2019, they will look quite different from the team that won the AFC North last season. The move Dallas Cowboys fans have been waiting for finally happened, the team re-signed fullback Jamize Olawale.
Huong's lawyers have now demanded that the Malaysian attorney general should drop the charges against her too and set her free. Salim said the AG, who doubled up as public prosecutor, had every right to drop the charge against Siti Aisyah .
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NBC has found its replacement for Carson Daly . "Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time". Singh, who also goes by the name Superwoman, announced the news on fellow NBC host Jimmy Fallon's show on Thursday.
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If there is however a proven link with intelligence services, it could cause uproar both in North Korea and internationally. The CIA had its hand in the raid on the North Korean embassy in Spain , local media report citing investigation sources.
On Full Frontal With Samantha Bee , Democrats became the target of Bee 's wrath for their response to Republican criticism of Rep. In particular, she questioned if some members of Congress have a " dual loyalty " to the United States and Israel.
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