Democrats' goal in Trump probe: proving obstruction, collusion

GettyImages-81708297

Addressing a key focus of the federal and congressional investigations into Russian meddling, Cohen said he did not have "direct evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

"According to media reports, President Trump, on multiple occasions, appears to have taken steps to hide the details of his communications with President Putin from other administration officials, Congress, and the American people", committee chairmen Adam Schiff, Elliot Engel and Elijah Cummings wrote in a statement.

"He took a hard punch in the face for all of us, and we can never allow that to happen", Trump said.

"The president surrounds himself with some people that maybe he shouldn't have, I don't know", he said."What I'm most concerned about is what took place at the highest levels of our [government]".

"I have said that I think we should await the evidence from Bob Mueller as well as our own work", Schiff said. "[It's] the collusion delusion".

In a speech laced with sarcasm and his characteristic "off script" style, US President Donald Trump targeted special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and Democrat lawmakers at a conservative conference on Saturday.

Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are expected to finish their investigation and issue a report in the coming weeks.

Yet the word Trump often goes unspoken on the campaign trail.

Williams said if Trump kept defending them, they would keep defending him. He has often expressed concern generally of career bureaucrats trying to undercut him illegally in what he refers to as "the deep state".

The Democrats believe that these charges against Trump deserve to be investigated as the Republican-controlled house prematurely shut down the investigation that was looking at collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation.

"We're waiting for a report by people who weren't elected", Trump said of the Mueller report, which is said to be days away from being handed over to Attorney General William Barr. They have to be people who can help us.

'Unfortunately you put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there.

Some free speech advocates are skeptical that Trump, who's previously sought to "open up our libel laws" so that media outlets could be sued for publishing unflattering stories, is the right person to intervene.

In addition to the White House, Nadler is also seeking information from Trump family members, like Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner; from former administration figures like former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former spokeswoman Hope Hicks; and from Trump campaign figures like Brad Parscale and Corey Lewandowski.

Trump set off a political firestorm by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey on May 2017 - and then admitting to NBC he had taken the decision after becoming frustrated with the Russian Federation probe. "You have to persuade enough of the opposition party voters, the Trump voters", Nadler said. "Now how do you do that?"

Seeming to feed off the crowd's support, he added: "We're in the swamp of Washington DC, but you know what - we're winning and they're not".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of summit with North Korea
Mar 05, 2019 - 06:59
These projects provided much-needed cash to North Korea before the South shut them down during past periods of tensions. Bolton spoke on " Fox News Sunday ", CNN's "State of the Union" and CBS's " Face the Nation ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fans react as Klopp blames the wind for THIRD time this season
Mar 04, 2019 - 07:57
They also head into the final straight just one point adrift of a City team that is attempting to win an unprecedented quadruple. The Liverpool boss has to be concerned about their recent form - it's really not an ideal time in the season to be slipping up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Two young California sisters found alive
Mar 04, 2019 - 07:54
The HCSO also announced in a tweet that the search area was closed to unauthorized aircraft including drones. A massive search is underway in Humboldt county for two young sisters who wandered away from their home.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top More than a dozen people killed in tornadoes in Alabama and Georgia
Mar 04, 2019 - 06:12
The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado while surveying damage Saturday north of Abbeville from a severe thunderstorm. Authorities were prioritizing search and rescue efforts on Sunday evening, he said, but were hampered by the dwindling light.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un begin talks with one-on-one meeting
Mar 04, 2019 - 05:26
It's d-day, where the 2nd joint agreement between North Korea and the US on denuclearization and establishing ties will come out. Six-party nuclear talks from about a decade ago included the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the United States.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lavrov condemns 'flagrant interference' by US in Venezuela
Mar 04, 2019 - 05:23
This comes after the USA and many other countries have withdrawn support for Maduro , calling his regime corrupt and illegitimate.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jonas Brothers Are BACK
Mar 04, 2019 - 03:27
According to them, " Sucker " is just the start of what they have in store for their fans. "We're gonna get married this year. It was a couple years of rebuilding our family, and in our mind it seemed impossible for us to do this ever again.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NY officials to Amazon: Please don't go
Mar 03, 2019 - 10:30
Amazon also said it will not reopen the search for its second headquarters, which have come to be known as "HQ2", at this time . Michael Gianaris, an Amazon opponent, was nominated for a seat on a little-known board that could have killed the deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UFC 235 feels like a throwback
Mar 03, 2019 - 09:55
Woodley said. "I think it's dope for the sport". "I don't have to do as many title fights as he did to prove that", Woodley said. We know Lawler has strong takedown defence, we know he's durable and we know he's proven at the very highest level of the sport.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No child should die from vaccine-preventable diseases - health experts
Mar 03, 2019 - 00:27
The CDC reports the best way to protect against measles is to get the MMR shot and that doctors recommend all children get it. But the measles virus should not be underestimated, says Diane Peterson with the pro-vaccine Immunization Action Coalition .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan issues update on captured Indian pilot
Mar 03, 2019 - 00:14
A flight en route to Delhi Tuesday night turned back over the Atlantic Ocean and returned to Toronto Wednesday, the airline said. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu had earlier said that Turkey is ready to become a mediator between Pakistan and India.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pakistan releases Indian pilot who was captured in disputed Kashmir region
Mar 03, 2019 - 00:11
The aerial attacks across the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Indian and Pakistani territory are the first since a war in 1971. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a February suicide attack that killed at least forty Indian policemen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samantha Markle Slams Sister Meghan Markle: 'She Doesn't Have a Heart'
Mar 02, 2019 - 08:26
The Sussexes have planned a gender-neutral nursery with white and gray colors, the outlet reported . The news comes amidst rumours that the pair fell out at Harry and Meghan's wedding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beating Retreat Cancelled Ahead of IAF Pilot's Return
Mar 02, 2019 - 07:44
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told lawmakers on Thursday, "We are releasing the Indian pilot as a goodwill gesture tomorrow". As Abhinandan reached the border, he was taken to the Immigration Department for clearance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Farming Minister George Eustice quits Government over Theresa May's Brexit stance
Mar 02, 2019 - 06:58
She said "we are aiming for an orderly solution - an orderly withdrawal by the British from the European Union ". MPs also voted by 324 votes to 288 against a Scottish National Party motion to avoid "no deal".