Donald Trump really doesn’t know how to play the part of an innocent man. It seems that every move the president makes is an admission of guilt these days, and his latest gaffe is no different. Earlier today, Trump claimed executive privilege to hide the unredacted Mueller report from Congress.
The House Democrats have voted to find Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for not handing over the report, following Barr’s refusal to appear before the panel for a hearing last week. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders released this statement as the vote happened:
Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege. The Attorney General has been transparent and accommodating throughout this process, including by releasing the no-collusion, no-conspiracy, no-obstruction Mueller Report to the public and offering to testify before the Committee. These attempts to work with the Committee have been flatly rejected. They didn’t like the results of the report, and now they want a redo.”
This follows what happened yesterday when Trump’s team made a last-ditch effort to prevent the contempt vote. A letter written by assistant attorney general Stephen Boyd stated that the Justice Department would ask Trump to invoke executive privilege to withhold the full Mueller report, which would protect Barr. Later that day, a letter announcing that Trump would be using his executive power to hide the Mueller report came through. You can view this letter below:
This should really make everyone wonder what is in this report that Trump is so afraid of getting out. His behavior makes him look extremely suspicious and guilty, so whatever is in the Mueller report must be extremely damaging to the president.
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