Today, Democrats accused President Donald Trump of having committed a possible obstruction of justice, after reviewing the edited version of special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report on the relationship between the electoral campaign of the current president and Russia.
“The edited report paints an impressive picture of corruption … Trump has spent his entire presidency involved in a continuous campaign of obstruction, intimidation and abuse of power, and nobody is above the law,” said the president of the Committee. National Democrat (DNC, in English), Tom Pérez, in a statement.
The party secretariat charged Attorney General William Barr for defending Trump and asserting that Mueller’s investigations concluded that there was no obstruction of justice by the president.
“Instead of acting as the attorney for the American people, the attorney general has become the president’s personal lawyer,” Perez added.
In the same vein were the heavyweights of the party in Congress, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer.
For congressmen, there are “marked” differences between what Barr has said about the possible obstruction of Trump and Mueller’s notes in his report.
“As we continue to review the report, one thing is clear: Barr presented a conclusion that the president did not obstruct justice, while Mueller’s report seems to undermine it,” they said.
According to the version declassified today of the report on the investigation, Trump “was involved in efforts to restrict the investigation” of Mueller and his written responses to the questions of that official were “inadequate”,
“President Trump reacted negatively to the appointment of the special prosecutor (Mueller). He told his advisers that it was the end of his presidency,” says the version of the report published by the Department of Justice.
That analysis of Mueller and his team was made public shortly after Attorney General William Barr defended before journalists that there is “insufficient evidence” that Trump obstructed justice in the context of the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
For this reason, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the House, Jerrold Nadler, and the vice president of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, both Democrats, claimed that Mueller must testify “as soon as possible” before Congress about his findings.
“As I have already informed the Department of Justice, I request your testimony before the Judicial Committee as soon as possible – not later than May 23, 2019,” Nadler wrote in a letter sent to Mueller, which the legislator made public on Twitter.