Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Possible Russian Collusion Matters Less Than Trump's Cover-Up


It is nearly hard to remember now the media hoopla that accompanied Trump's 100th day in office on April 29. Other names may or may not emerge, but many men and women involved in public affairs, particularly the administration of justice, are concerned that America's binding cement-the belief in a nation of laws, not of men-is being eroded by today's corrosive political atmosphere.

For nearly a year, Donald Trump has been complaining that FBI Director James Comey gave Hillary Clinton "a free pass for many bad deeds", as the president recently on Twitter.

Fifty-three percent said that the former top cop should not have been ousted from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the poll, while 34 percent said Trump made the right choice in ousting Comey.

Donald Trump's early stumbling out of the presidential gate in the judicial, legislative and diplomatic realms has already surfaced talk by wishful thinkers of invoking the constitutional route of impeachment to remove him from the Oval Office for committing "high crimes and misdemeanors".

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Meanwhile, Comey's counterattack unfolded.

President Donald Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision. The report Wednesday says the Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, a former head of US military intelligence who was a key Trump campaign adviser.

Comey documented the conversation in a contemporaneous memorandum that he distributed to his confidants.

May 10, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergei Kislyak visited The White House.

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Chaffetz said he also asked Comey this week about the memos, but Comey declined to say whether they were in his personal possession or still at the Justice Department.

Whether or not there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation seems to matter less at this point than Trump's attempts to stop the investigation into it. Trump thinks his opponent in last year's presidential election should have been prosecuted for her loose email practices as secretary of state, even if she did not deliberately expose classified information.

In the Republican-controlled Senate, meanwhile, the odds of him being impeached are rather questionable, though with the growing number of Republicans vocally opposing him, that could no longer be the case.

On Tuesday, it was the House Intelligence Committee's turn to take center stage in the daily Trump-Russia drama, as former CIA director John Brennan testified that he personally warned the head of the Russian intelligence service to stop interfering in the U.S. election. But Democratic voters are more eager to move forward, the poll shows: More than two-thirds, 68 percent, want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings now.

Republicans who have been incorrigible in their defense of the indefensible are suddenly showing glimmers of self-respect.

Trump's unwillingness to criticize Moscow has further stoked suspicions. Let us hope this is not just a temporary aberration, as was the case when the "Access Hollywood" videotape was released in October, with craven partisans first unendorsing and then re-endorsing Trump.

Nearly 9 in 10 (88 percent) voters who helped elect Trump in November said they approved of his job performance, with 47 percent strongly approving - an improvement from the previous poll when 82 percent approved of his presidency, including 42 percent who strongly approved.

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