Many of our readers have recently been asking questions about the update of Special Council Mueller’s investigation. Allow me to clarify some of your points or questions by presenting a short video below, explained by Michael S. Schmidt, the journalist who has just won a Pulitzer for the coverage of the Russia investigation.
Special Council Robert S. Mueller III is likely to reach one of the two conclusions: 1. Trump broke the law or 2. No wrongdoing is found. If Mueller concludes that Trump broke the law, then there may be 3 options: 1. Mueller would write a report to reach Congress. 2. The Nixon option would have a grand jury deems Trump an un-indicted co-conspirator and sends a report to Congress. 3. Mueller would indict the president (with many obstacles). Mueller cannot unilaterally make the decision. He needs to go through the gatekeeper, the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. If Rod Rosenstein objects to Mueller’s conclusion, then a report would automatically be generated to be sent to Congress to give the process additional sunlight and oversight. Then Rosenstein would have to explain to Congress why he objected to Mueller’s conclusion and decision. How much political pressure there would be coming from the Congress/House for impeachment will vary depending on whether the House will be controlled by the Democrats or Republicans.
About three months ago, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC reports on the details of a new 32-count indictment in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s cast against Donald Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, below:
Ari Melber of MSNBC breaks down what we know about Special Counsel Mueller’s team and how they approach interrogations, examining “The Beat” interviews with two Mueller witnesses: former Trump campaign aide, Sam Nunberg, and the wife of guilty Trump aide, George Papadopoulos. Former CIA Official who used to give Bob Mueller his daily intelligence briefing, David Priess describes Mueller’s investigative process and that Mueller is better “than virtually anyone” at “simultaneously be following each detail and then at the same time jump to the big picture and back again so rapidly”, below:
Former U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman joins MTP Daily to discuss the Mueller investigation and how the Mueller team is looking into whether Trump was personally involved in Russia’s interference campaign back in February, below:
About two weeks ago, Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, talks about what can be gleaned about Robert Mueller’s investigation from what grand jury witnesses describe, and how the Donald Trump White House is trying to fight back, below:
James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, says he thinks Russians not only affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential election — they decided it. Clapper joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence,” attacks from President Trump and the challenges of serving in the American intelligence community, below:
Below, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, best known for his presidential biographies of Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and George H.W. Bush, tries to offer historical context and a sense of proportion for our current times in “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels“, below, joins Judy Woodruff for a discussion:
Jon Meacham reminds us that “posterity rewards presidents who reached beyond their base, who tried to unify the country and not simply cater to a given audience and a given predisposed set of supporters.” and that “the future is unknowable but the past should give us hope.”
Finally, I would highly recommend the book “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels“.
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