Instead, it said: "I$3 f we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state".
President Donald Trump on Friday sought to clarify his comments that he would accept dirt on election rivals from a foreign power, now saying he would "absolutely" report such an encounter to United States authorities.
Trump's comments could further encourage Democratic U.S. lawmakers, who have subpoenaed McGahn https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-mcgahn/house-panel-chair-subpoenas-ex-white-house-counsel-mcgahn-on-mueller-inquiry-idUSKCN1RY1K7 to appear before Congress, to push for his testimony.
An exhaustive 22-month special counsel investigation concluded that Trump's campaign had numerous contacts with Russians but the pattern did not amount to proof of a conspiracy with Moscow.
A top Republican ally said Trump was wrong to say he would accept dirt on political rivals from foreign sources.
Trump, in an interview Friday with "Fox & Friends", said he would look at the information in order to determine whether or not it was "incorrect". "I never suggested firing Mueller", he said. "That means they set -it was a setup, in my opinion, and I think it's going to come out".Читайте также: Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump’s Huge Spelling Mistake In Prince Charles Tweet
"We have many, many conversations", Trump said. "It doesn't matter", the Republican president added.
At one point in the interview, "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocey asked Trump: "If you did call the Federal Bureau of Investigation with dirt on a political opponent, though, Mr. President, wouldn't the Democrats accuse you of using the FBI to investigate political opponents?"
"Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a USA election", wrote Weintraub.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump "doesn't know right from wrong", and added: "Everybody in the country should be totally appalled by what the president said".
The role of Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., in organizing a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer offering negative information on Clinton was a focus of Mueller's probe of Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign.
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