Here’s some feed back ….
Jonathan Chait: “Robert Mueller’s brief, eight-minute remarks on Wednesday about his investigation left the non-conservatives who closely follow his work fairly nonplussed. Mueller was simply reiterating things he had already written in his report. Conservatives, on the other hand, erupted in outrage.”
“What so vexed the right about Mueller’s curt affirmation of his previous conclusions? The answer, as we’ll see, seems to be that they believed their own propaganda about what Mueller had (and had not) found. Presented even briefly with reality, their minds have reeled in shock.”
David Frum: “Right now Trump is fighting on many fronts to suppress many investigations of many different forms of alleged wrongdoing. He must plug more holes in the dike than he has fingers. But submerge all those many stories into one big question—“remove or don’t”—and the impeachers will have to focus their energy on the most salient allegations. The battlefront will narrow, and as it narrows, the unity of the executive branch will confer a tactical advantage on even a weak presidential defense over the fissiparous offense in the House of Representatives.”
“Impeachment at this point is all but certain to end in Trump’s acquittal in the Senate… It will change only if new real-world facts materialize—either legal facts (evidence of other crimes) or political facts (a collapse in Trump’s support in the country).”
“A Trump facing impeachment will rally reluctant Republicans to him, with the argument, so effective for Bill Clinton in the 1990s, Even if he did something wrong, it does not merit removal from office.“
President Trump tweeted that he “had nothing to do with Russia helping me get elected” while slamming special counsel Robert Mueller again.
Tweeted Trump: “The Greatest Presidential Harassment in history. After spending $40,000,000 over two dark years, with unlimited access, people, resources and cooperation, highly conflicted Robert Mueller would have brought charges, if he had ANYTHING, but there were no charges to bring!”
Axios: “While it’s not the first time Trump has admitted that Russia interfered in 2016, it’s the first time Trump has stated it could have helped him win.”
Playbook: “At the end of the day, all Robert Mueller really did was reiterate what was in Volume II of his report: He wasn’t allowed to indict the president for anything, so the special counsel’s office didn’t consider it. To the extent that he leaned into the idea of impeachment, all he did was note the fact that it was up to others — i.e., Congress — to figure that out.”
“Maybe Robert Mueller is exactly who we thought he was: someone who follows rules to the letter, and views his mission in the narrowest terms possible. And maybe folks on the left are investing too much of their hopes in a guy who just doesn’t want the entire weight of American democracy on his shoulders — and never has.”
The Atlantic: “Wednesday’s press conference was consistent with Mueller’s image as a classic just-the-facts-ma’am G-man, a persona that frustrates anti-Trump partisans who dreamed of him as an avenging superhero.”
President Trump on Thursday escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller one day after the special counsel essentially said it is up to Congress whether to hold the president accountable for his actions during the Russia probe.
Trump’s outburst, which came in a series of tweets and 17 minutes of remarks to reporters at the White House, revealed the depth of his frustration with the special counsel’s first public comments on the probe, in which Mueller said he did not clear Trump on obstruction of justice.
“I think Mueller is a true never-Trumper,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Colorado Springs, Colo., to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy. “He’s somebody that dislikes Donald Trump.”
Trump also downplayed the possibility that the Democratic-controlled House would impeach him….