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Trump's narrative has not ended

Rough road: On Robert Mueller report

The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last US presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

"He's the only president in modern history who did not once assert any presidential privilege, including executive privilege, to prevent documents or people around him, including his own White House lawyer, from talking to Mueller", said Levin.

"There is a point, though, at which that expectation turns from a mix of loyalty and pragmatism into something more sinister, a blind devotion that serves to enable criminal conduct".

The special counsel did not establish that members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government's attempts to meddle in the 2016 election, but Swalwell said contact between the campaign and Russia was "certainly concerning".

While it stopped short of concluding Mr Trump had committed a crime, it did not exonerate him.

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Republicans are united in defending the President in the wake of the report's release. He has left the issue for Congress to decide, saying the legislature "has authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice".

"Let Mueller lay it out", Swalwell said. Congressional panels are demanding the unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying material gathered from the investigation.

"And Trump has furiously rejected congressional scrutiny of his presidency - taking the unprecedented step Monday of suing a Democratic committee chairman to block a subpoena for his financial records". Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is running for President, has called for impeachment proceedings to begin in the House, and she is not alone in that sentiment. But his report provides invaluable insight into the President's unethical (and apparently criminal) behavior.

Even though Attorney General Bill Barr tried to make the report sound less damaging than it is, Trump's poll numbers after the report are not good.

Julian Castro, former housing secretary under President Barack Obama and another 2020 contender, joined Ms Warren in backing the launch of impeachment proceedings.

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Mueller's report last week described in vivid detail episodes in which Trump is said to have dispatched allies to fire Mueller, shut down his investigation and lie. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, have suggested it is too soon.

It remains to be seen how many Democrats will get on the impeachment bandwagon.

Since then, Trump only has dug in.

In the wake of the Mueller report's release, Swalwell also has made numerous calls for Attorney General William Barr to resign, accusing him of favoring Trump and misrepresenting the special counsel's findings by stating there was "no evidence" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state", the report states.

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