Mueller's No. 1 Defender Loses Faith

  • 2019-01-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mueller's No. 1 Defender Loses Faith
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Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), arguably Robert Mueller's most vocal defender on Capitol Hill, is expressing concerns that the Office of Special Counsel isn't being scrupulous enough in their investigation into the 2016 election.

Schiff told the Los Angeles Times editorial board he fears Mueller will decline to investigate the president's businesses. 

The Daily Caller reports:

One issue of particular interest to Democrats, Schiff said Monday, was the ongoing negotiations between Trump’s allies and representatives from the Russian government over a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 election.

“Anyone who engaged in anything like that, anything remotely like that, would never get a security clearance, but this is the president of the United States,” Schiff told the LA Times. “If the financial entanglement goes beyond that, and includes money laundering and criminal activity that the Russians could expose at a time and place of their choosing, that’s compromising.”

The California representative later expressed concern that “Mueller may not be looking at this,” and said that House Democrats may have to take up the cause.

These concerns could also be why a number of Democrats are supporting impeachment proceedings against Trump before the release of Mueller’s final report.

Some have gone even further.

Hours after Nancy Pelosi reclaimed the Speaker's gavel, longtime Democratic lawmakers Brad Sherman and Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
 Source: AAN
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