Romney 'sickened' by Trump's behavior during Russia probe

Romney 'sickened' by Trump administration 'dishonesty' exposed by Mueller report

Romney 'sickened' by Trump administration 'dishonesty' exposed by Mueller report

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report.

Mueller's report also laid out numerous contacts between members of Trump's 2016 campaign and family members with Russians, some of whom offered information deemed helpful in electing the billionaire. In a letter to Barr, they repeated their demand the full report be given to Congress, but said they were open to "a reasonable accommodation".

Nadler, a Democrat from NY, is asking for the information by May 1.

My Committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice.

But the Warren aide, who asked for anonymity to discuss private deliberations, said Warren will continue to focus on her policy proposals and not on impeaching Trump when campaigning before voters.

"It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward", Nadler said.

A Justice Department spokeswoman, Kerri Kupac, called Nadler's move "premature and unnecessary".

In the report, Mueller did not conclude that Trump had committed obstruction of justice, but did not exonerate him either. The report said Trump told McGahn to instruct the Justice Department to fire Mueller. His report details legal theories behind each incident.

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Trump wrote a series of tweets criticizing the report, which cleared him of any collusion or conspiracy with Russian Federation but stopped short of fully exonerating him.

Barr sent Congress a redacted version of the Mueller report, blacking out several types of material, including classified information, material pertaining to ongoing investigations and grand jury evidence.

One Republican, Sen Mitt Romney of Utah was one of the few who spoke out on Friday, saying he was "sickened" by the report's findings of dishonesty at the highest levels of the administration, "including the president", and appalled that some Americans were working with Russians during the 2016 election.

Phone conversations between the president and McGahn in June 2017 were a central part of Mueller's depiction of Trump as trying to derail the Russian Federation inquiry. His legal team on Thursday called the results of the report a "total victory", saying, "the report underscores what we have argued from the very beginning - there was no collusion - there was no obstruction".

In early morning tweets on Friday, Trump called it "the Crazy Mueller Report" written by "Haters" and filled with statements that "are fabricated & totally untrue".

"That means the House should initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States", Warren, a senator from MA, tweeted.

With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats would have little chance of removing Trump through impeachment.

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