Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will not be laying off President Donald Trump despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report yielding no indictments related to possible collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia.
Waters has been a vocal proponent of impeaching President Trump, as IJR reported previously. The congresswoman routinely calls the president “criminal” even though there have not been any charges brought against him.
Obstruction of justice reality show: Firing Comey, sending coded messages to Manafort & others that he has the power to pardon; lying abt Trump Tower meeting; threatening Cohen's in-laws; attempting to destroy Mueller. What more do we need to know? Impeachment is the only answer
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 5, 2019
Now that it looks as though Trump dodged further indictments from the Mueller investigation, Waters was asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid how she will continue her efforts against Trump. During her Sunday morning interview, Waters explained that the lack of charges from the Mueller report changes nothing as far as her efforts to thwart Trump despite calls from conservatives for these investigations to end.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 24, 2019
“I want to tell you that this president has a way of trying to get into people’s heads and indoctrinate them. He’s been saying ‘no collusion, no collusion, no collusion’ over and over again for a long time now and he’s going to try and conclude that this report is proving that there’s no collusion and you have a lot of his sycophants who will take the nod from him and say the same thing but we cannot allow them to get away with this. He does this all the time. This is not the end of anything.”
In the past, Waters was vocal about her support for Mueller and the investigation. She often tweeted about the dangers of undermining Mueller as he conducted his report.
Trump may have his foot on the necks of every Rep in this House. But he will not stop the justice Mueller will bring #Getreadyforimpeachment
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) November 3, 2017
Congratulations to Mueller on the 13 indictments! You're doing a great job! Don't stop. I've always believed you could connect the dots!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) February 17, 2018
The high crimes are giving aid and classified information to our enemies (Russia), abusing the pardon, breaking campaign finance laws, working w/ Russians to get "dirt" on political opponents, and coming soon from Special Counsel Mueller, obstruction of justice.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) August 22, 2018
At the moment, however, it looks as though Waters is not as confident that Mueller will bring the “justice” she thinks President Trump deserves. She, along with several other House Democrats, has vowed to continue the investigations via Congress if she does not feel the report offers enough answers.
Mueller turned over his report to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. Barr is expected to make an announcement about what will be released to Congress and the press sometime Sunday.