Hillary Clinton Says Trump 'Certainly' Should Have Been 'Indicted — IRONY ALERT

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi D-Calif

Enlarge Image Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. AP

As if the president's contempt of the regulatory power of the Democratic House wasn't already laid bare enough, in a Tuesday interview with the Washington Post Trump said that he has "no reason" to cooperate with Congressional investigations into his campaign's contacts with Russian Federation after the release of the Mueller report.

The dynamic has already been on display with proposals such as the Green New Deal, which many presidential candidates have embraced to prove their progressive bona fides even as it goes nowhere in Congress.

"He serves the whole thing up to the United States Congress and says in effect, if there's going to be any accountability, that accountability has to come from the Congress", Warren said of Mueller.

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke said while running for Senate in deeply conservative Texas a year ago that he'd vote to impeach Trump.

Mueller, however, did not establish conspiracy and did not answer the question of whether Trump obstructed justice, appearing to kick the issue to Congress. Attorney General William Barr said the president did not obstruct justice.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Minnesota Sen. Rather than risk being removed from office (a decision that would be made by the Senate if the House voted to impeach), Nixon resigned. Trump also tweeted, "There were no crimes by me (No Collusion, No Obstruction), so you can't impeach".

Before the Mueller report, Pelosi had argued that impeachment was too divisive and politically costly and that Trump was "not worth it".

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"Isn't it fantastic that the people who were closest to me, by far, and knew the campaign better than anyone, were never even called to testify before Mueller".

Mueller's 400-plus-page report - released to the public last week after the probe haunted Trump since the start of his presidency - confirmed that Russian operatives tried to help Trump defeat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, including by hacking into email accounts.

"What I worry about is that works to Trump's advantage", he said. "As an American though, I think it's bad for the country", he added. "I don't think there should be Democratic overreach".

The House oversight committee has been investigating security clearances issued to senior officials, including Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former White House aide Rob Porter.

That, though, may not ultimately be enough for longtime advocates of Trump's impeachment.

Moving to impeach the president could satisfy those Democrats outraged by what they read in the Mueller report.

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