Pro-Impeachment Ad with Mueller to Run During Democratic Debates

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Former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s congressional testimony will feature in a television ad advocating for impeaching President Donald Trump, set to run before and after the Democratic presidential debates this week.

Backed by the Need to Impeach group founded by billionaire Democratic candidate Tom Steyer, the “What Mueller Said” ad will run on CNN and MSNBC, days after Mueller told two congressional panels about his investigation of Trump and Russia.

Excerpts from the testimony will show Mueller confirming he did not exonerate Trump, contradicting Trump’s repeated claims to the contrary, and Mueller answering other key questions.

The 32-second ad will appear during the pre- and post-debate commentary on Tuesday and Wednesday. It will then continue to air into August, as part of a $500,000 overall ad buy, the group said.

Steyer, a hedge fund manager who announced his long-shot Democratic candidacy earlier this month, is not part of the debate line-up. He founded Need to Impeach and made a contribution before announcing his candidacy but has no formal role in the organization, the group said.

Recent polls have shown that a majority of American voters oppose impeachment.

A report by Mueller, released in April, did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump committed the crime of obstruction of justice with his actions aimed at undermining the inquiry, but did not exonerate him. The report also said Mueller found insufficient evidence to establish that Trump and his campaign had engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russia to sway the 2016 election.

Democrats who lead the House of Representatives Judiciary

Committee are considering articles of impeachment against Trump and have gone to court to seek underlying evidence from Mueller’s probe to help determine whether to move forward.

The U.S. Constitution empowers the House of Representatives to impeach presidents. If the Democratic-led House approved articles of impeachment, formally accusing Trump of wrongdoing, the Republican-led Senate would then put him on trial and decide whether to remove him from office.

No president has ever been removed from office as a direct result of Senate conviction.

About 100 House Democrats now support impeachment. But their number is less than half of the chamber’s 235-member Democratic caucus and falls far short of the 218 votes that would be needed to approve an impeachment resolution.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Alistair Bell)

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General Confusion
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“I have no doubts I pay closer attention to what goes on in MY AMERICA” Confused James

Not if you actually believe the confused nonsense that you post here. You have 10 clear examples of obstruction of justice laid out in the Mueller report. All you have to do is read them, but all you do here is blindly deny, deny, deny. That shows weakness and laziness, on your part.

Kilr
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Kilr

I think Tom Steyer is an extremely rich billionaire jerk. He and George Soros comprise a greater risk to our democracy than Russian interference ever will.

James
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>Usually Confused<

I have no doubts I pay closer attention to what goes on in MY AMERICA under this GREAT POTUS than most of the Socialist/Commie wannabes who subscribe to this site. Thanks for asking, anyway.

Noah_Vaile
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Noah_Vaile

muleface exoneraated Trump by not finding grounds or eveidence to charge him with anything. period.
What “soundbites?” “It wasn’t my purview,” 200 times?

General Confusion
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“WE Americans keep asking: Impeach Trump for WHAT?” Confused James

I am confused.

Have you ever paid attention to ANYTHING?

John
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John

they better hope he has his meds this time

James
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WE Americans keep asking: Impeach Trump for WHAT?

Allen Zabel
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I’m all for impeachment.
After all, anyone who places illegal lawbreakers, over law abiding Americans, should not be qualified to run for President.
And any elected official, who does the same, SHOULD BE IMPEACHED!
However, if they do impeach the President?
It’s a sure win for him, in 2020.
If Trump began deporting Democrats?
Mexico would start building a wall, to keep them out.

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