Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor to the president, insisted on Sunday that President Donald Trump “is not going to jail.”
During an interview on ABC, Conway suggested that Trump would be going to prison if special counsel Robert Mueller concluded that he obstructed justice.
But ABC host Martha Raddatz pointed out that the Russia report specifically said that the president is not exonerated, meaning he could be charged after leaving office.
“They declined to indict,” Conway said. “The president is not going to jail. He’s staying in the White House for 5 1/2 more years. Why? Because they found no crime. No conspiracy.”
“Will you acknowledge that Mueller explicitly didn’t clear the president?” ABC host Martha Raddatz asked.
“There was no reason for him to do that or not to do that for a very simple reason,” Conway opined. “The central premise here is collusion. There isn’t any.”
“You think he this totally exonerates from him?” Raddatz pressed.
“Yes, I do,” Conway replied. “The word exoneration was unnecessary in the Mueller report and I’d say inappropriate.”
Conway, however, did not address the possibility that Trump could be charged after he vacates office.
Watch the video below from ABC.
Cory Booker planning to suspend his campaign if his fundraising does not improve: report
On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.
"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."
The memo added that it is likely that only four candidates presently have enough money to stay in the race for the long haul. These candidates are likely former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who report the largest fundraising hauls.
Trump snarls a press for pursuing Ukraine phone call complaint instead of reporting on debunked Biden story
Donald Trump lashed out at the media for pursuing the story of a suppressed inspector general's report that he may have made an illegal promise to the president of Ukraine, saying they should be investigating former Vice President Joe Biden instead.
Taking to Twitter, the president wrote: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won’t get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a..... story about me and a perfectly fine and routine conversation I had with the new President of the Ukraine. Nothing was said that was in any way wrong, but Biden’s demand, on the other hand, was a complete and total disaster. The Fake News knows this but doesn’t want to report!"
Science now supports the deadly serious warnings the Victorians gave about sleep
“Sleeplessness is one of the torments of our age and generation.” You might presume that this is a quote from a contemporary commentator, and no wonder: the World Health Organisation has diagnosed a global epidemic of sleeplessness, and it is difficult to escape accounts, both popular and scientific, of the dangers to health of our 24/7 lifestyle in the modern digital age. But it was actually the neurologist Sir William Broadbent who wrote these words, in 1900.
So our concerns are evidently far from new. The Victorian era experienced not only the extraordinary upheavals of the industrial revolution, but also the arrival of gas and then electric lighting, turning night into day. The creation of an international telegraph network similarly revolutionised systems of communication, establishing global connectivity and, for groups such as businessmen, financiers and politicians, a flow of telegrams at all hours.