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Just before Nov., ended this bore fruit in the public arena... Short and to the point.. To me it kinda make the President look guilty..

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Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

By JONATHAN MARTIN, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNSNOV. 30, 2017

Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times

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WASHINGTON — President Trump over the summer repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, according to a half dozen lawmakers and aides. Mr. Trump’s requests were a highly unusual intervention from a president into a legislative inquiry involving his family and close aides.
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In addition, according to lawmakers and aides, Mr. Trump told Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, and Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri and a member of the intelligence committee, to end the investigation swiftly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/u...ate-intel.html
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For someone who keeps telling everyone how innocent he is, tRUmp sure is doing a lot of obstructing and acting like he's guilty.

Just wait till he has to sit in front of the grand jury and plead the fifth.
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Just before Nov., ended this bore fruit in the public arena... Short and to the point.. To me it kinda make the President look guilty..

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Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

By JONATHAN MARTIN, MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNSNOV. 30, 2017

Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times





https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/u...ate-intel.html
What does this make President Trump look guilty of?

You're own NYT article states that the ask was
"to end the investigation swiftly."

That's different than asking a committee to end something.

We're past a year with nothing. I agree with President Trump. It's time to put up or shut up.
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What does this make President Trump look guilty of?

You're own NYT article states that the ask was
"to end the investigation swiftly."

That's different than asking a committee to end something.

We're past a year with nothing. I agree with President Trump. It's time to put up or shut up.
Obstruction of justice so far

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Congress does not conduct criminal investigations so by definition there can be no obstruction of justice arising from his request. Knowing there was no collusion it is understandable the President would want the investigation wrapped up quickly.
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Congress does not conduct criminal investigations so by definition there can be no obstruction of justice arising from his request. Knowing there was no collusion it is understandable the President would want the investigation wrapped up quickly.
Obstruction of justice in firing comey.

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Trump's attempt to have Comey end the criminal investigation of Michael Flynn, that has since plead guilty to the felony count of lying to the FBI, was also obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Adding to the evidence of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump are his public statements condemning AG Jeff Session's recusal where Sessions couldn't protect Trump from the investigation, the demotion of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr, the Trump coerced resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Trump ordering the firing of Robert Mueller that only the threat of resignation by White House counsel Don McGahn prevented are all attempts to obstruct justice in the investigation of the Trump-Russia connections where four people have already been indicted and two have already plead guilty to committing felonies.

President Trump still faces questioning by the Mueller investigation either by voluntarily agreeing to answer questions directly to the Mueller investigators or compelled to answer before a grand jury before Trump's possible indictment for criminal wrongdoing. Of note Mueller can even circumvent Trump being able to plead the Fifth Amendment to questioning by providing immunity from prosecution for prior offenses but if Trump lies during questioning he could be prosecuted for perjury. Trump's attorney's are justifiable afraid of this possibility because Trump can't put two sentences together without lying when it comes to the Trump-Russia involvement.

This doesn't even address the possible criminal money laundering of Russian funds by the Trump Organization that Fusion GPS found extensive evidence of and that the Mueller investigators has also been investigating.
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Congress does not conduct criminal investigations so by definition there can be no obstruction of justice arising from his request. Knowing there was no collusion it is understandable the President would want the investigation wrapped up quickly.
Only Donald Trump and his minions claim there's no evidence of "collusion" that the investigation really isn't concerned with because collusion isn't a criminal offense.

The investigation is concerned with conspiracy that is a criminal offense and there's extensive circumstantial evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and administration and the Russians (Putin). There's the very real possibility of a secret quid pro quo agreement (through intermediaries) where Putin would help get Trump elected and in return, assuming Trump being elected, Trump would ease or eliminate the US economic sanctions against Russia. The evidence of that secret quid pro quo agreement was added to just last month when the Trump administration refused to impose additional sanctions against Russia ordered by Congress in January.

The Mueller investigation is certainly able to add evidence that can be used in a court of law to the circumstantial evidence that we're publically aware of related to this quid pro quo agreement that is a foundation for criminal conspiracy with a foreign government against the United States. Testimony by George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn that are already working with the Mueller investigation along with possible testimony by Rick Gates, where there are indications he's willing to accept a plea bargain in exchange for his cooperation with the Mueller investigation, could provide the necessary evidence to prove the conspiracy between Trump and Putin in the election.
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Trump's attempt to have Comey end the criminal investigation of Michael Flynn, that has since plead guilty to the felony count of lying to the FBI, was also obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Adding to the evidence of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump are his public statements condemning AG Jeff Session's recusal where Sessions couldn't protect Trump from the investigation, the demotion of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr, the Trump coerced resignation of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Trump ordering the firing of Robert Mueller that only the threat of resignation by White House counsel Don McGahn prevented are all attempts to obstruct justice in the investigation of the Trump-Russia connections where four people have already been indicted and two have already plead guilty to committing felonies.

President Trump still faces questioning by the Mueller investigation either by voluntarily agreeing to answer questions directly to the Mueller investigators or compelled to answer before a grand jury before Trump's possible indictment for criminal wrongdoing. Of note Mueller can even circumvent Trump being able to plead the Fifth Amendment to questioning by providing immunity from prosecution for prior offenses but if Trump lies during questioning he could be prosecuted for perjury. Trump's attorney's are justifiable afraid of this possibility because Trump can't put two sentences together without lying when it comes to the Trump-Russia involvement.

This doesn't even address the possible criminal money laundering of Russian funds by the Trump Organization that Fusion GPS found extensive evidence of and that the Mueller investigators has also been investigating.
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What does this make President Trump look guilty of?

You're own NYT article states that the ask was
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That's different than asking a committee to end something.

We're past a year with nothing. I agree with President Trump. It's time to put up or shut up.


So what is a year sense he has said this same thing for about a year! But that's for you defenders..

Kind of like the politicians lie, say the same thing over and over it becomes truth! So with this view it makes him look guilty..
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