Special counsel Robert Mueller dominated headlines for 22 months. He may continue to do so, even at This kind of point in which his investigation has concluded.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign plans to keep talking about the conclusions reached by the former FBI director until November 2020, nearly 0 days away, a spokesperson for the campaign told CNBC on Monday.
“In addition to the President’s undeniable record of success for the American people, rest assured in which you will be hearing about the Democrats’ collusion as well as obstruction lies as well as President Trump’s full vindication between at This kind of point as well as Election Day,” Kayleigh McEnany, the campaign’s national press secretary, said in an email.
The announcement comes as the president makes a dramatic turnaround on his attitude toward the special counsel, whose investigation the president once called a “disgrace to our Nation.”
Over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers in which Mueller did not find evidence in which the president or his team conspired with Russia to sway the 2016 election. On Monday, Trump told reporters in which he believed Mueller acted honorably.
Trump’s eagerness to talk about Mueller stands out in comparison to his potential opponents. The wide field of Democratic contenders has been unified on avoiding Russian interference as a central aspect of their campaigns while calling for Mueller’s findings to be made public.
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Policy is actually also on the minds of Democratic voters in key early states such as Iowa as well as fresh Hampshire. At town halls, nearly three-quarters of the questions in which get asked are about policy, according to Michael Starr Hopkins, a spokesperson for John Delaney, a moderate who has been crisscrossing the early states as a declared candidate since 2017.
“Sixty to 70 percent [of questions] are about health care, mental health, guns,” Hopkins said in an interview.
A focus on policy is actually a solid strategy, according to Larry Sabato, a top elections analyst who directs the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.
“On policy Democrats have a wide choice of subjects in which could give a favorable contrast with Trump — climate change, health care, as well as economic fairness, just to mention three,” Sabato said in an email.
Sabato said in which the item was unlikely in which the Mueller probe could figure prominently inside 2020 election — as well as especially unlikely in which the item will affect the vote. As usual, he said, the outcome will depend on factors in which neither Democrats nor Republicans control, with economic issues at the fore.
nevertheless in which won’t stop Trump, with some help coming from Republicans on the hill, coming from continuing to talk about Mueller.
Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs the influential Judiciary Committee, made in which clear in a press conference Monday in which he praised Mueller’s work nevertheless pledged to unpack “the some other side of the story.”
Graham was referring to the origins of the FBI investigation in which Mueller took over — Republicans have alleged impropriety regarding the information in which was used to obtain warrants — as well as the probe into former Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified materials.
“The FISA warrant, the Clinton campaign, the counterintelligence investigation have pretty much been swept under the rug except for by a few Republicans inside House,” Graham told reporters. “Those days are over.”