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‘Cowardly’ Mitt Romney mocked for ‘weak’ statement saying he’s ‘sickened and appalled’ by Mueller revelations

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U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has just released a statement announcing he is “sickened” and “appalled” by President Donald Trump’s behavior and that of his top aides, as revealed by the Mueller report.

But that’s as far as he’s willing to go.

In fact, the former Massachusetts governor, former Republican presidential nominee, and former longtime businessman actually says it’s “good news” that there was not enough “evidence” to charge Trump with crimes, so the “business of government” can move forward.

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“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Senator Romney says in his statement he posted to Twitter.

“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine,” he adds.

Romney then tries to shame the Trump administration, and possibly his fellow Republicans, by calling the Mueller report a “sobering revelation of how far we’ve strayed form the aspirations and principles of the founders.”

Here’s what Sen. Romney does not do:

  • He does not mention President Donald Trump by name, thus protecting Trump.
  • He does not call for impeachment, thus protecting Trump.
  • He does not call for Congress to censureTrrump, thus protecting Trump.
  • He does not call for any new laws to constrain Trump, or prevent him from running for re-election, thus protecting Trump.
  • He does not call for the Dept. of Justice’s reputation, and that of its devoted investigators and prosecutors, to be renewed, thus protecting Trump.

Here’s what some are saying in response:

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GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

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The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

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Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

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