On Saturday, former prosecutor and Georgetown Law School professor Paul Butler told MSNBC’s Joy Reid that if he had been in special counsel Robert Mueller’s shoes, and wanted to charge President Donald Trump with a crime, he would have reminded the jury of one of the president’s most damning behind-closed-doors moments.
“I think a bold, gutsy prosecutor would have charged President Trump with conspiracy to defraud the United States,” said Butler. “Bob Mueller is not that prosecutor. He’s very cautious. He only brings cases that are slam dunks, which is why he wins all of his cases.”
“If I were prosecuting the case, my opening statement would have started, ‘Ladies and gentleman of the jury, when President Trump learned that there was an investigation, he didn’t say, that’s crazy, but I’m glad because my good name will be cleared. What he said was that, there’s a criminal investigation of me for working with the Russians to get elected, then that’s that the end of my presidency, I’m f-ed.'”
“That’s not what an innocent person says, and that’s exactly why he got so busy obstructing the investigation those ten different times. Because he was properly concerned that if there was a thorough investigation of his efforts to work with the Russians to get elected, that he would be in deep trouble.”
Trump claims ‘great reviews’ for COVID-19 response — while complaining he ‘got no credit’
In a tweet fired off this Monday afternoon, President Trump painted a rosy picture of the response to his administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he's received "great reviews" for his performance.
"Great reviews on our handling of Covid 19, sometimes referred to as the China Virus," Trump wrote. 'Ventilators, Testing, Medical Supply Distribution, we made a lot of Governors look very good - And got no credit for so doing. Most importantly, we helped a lot of great people!"
Trump triggers outrage by attacking veteran congressman on Memorial Day
On Monday, President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) in a tweet promoting his GOP opponent, calling him an "American fraud" and a "puppet" who will destroy gun rights and voted to impeach him "on nothing."
Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Connor Lamm has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement! https://t.co/v1OnY0MI8m