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Chris Coons: Republicans say privately Mueller report shows Donald Trump obstructed justice

May 20, 2019

Sen. Chris Coons said Monday Republicans are privately saying special counsel Robert Mueller’s report details President Trump engaging in obstruction of justice.

In an interview with CNN’s New Day, Mr. Coons said, “Those who have read the Mueller report cannot avoid the conclusion that the President and some of his absolutely poor advisers engaged in profoundly disappointing, reprehensible conduct that would rise to the level of obstruction of justice if he were anyone other than the President.”

When host Alisyn Camerota asked if Republicans were thinking that, Mr. Coons said “yes” because of “conversations.”

“There are very few who would be able to say publicly that this conduct is reprehensible for a president,” the Delaware Democrat said.

Mr. Coons said Republicans are not calling for impeachment privately saying he has “not spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president.”

“Many have privately expressed concerns about what was revealed in the Mueller report in part because of the gap between what Attorney General Barr characterized what was in the Mueller report and what was actually in the Mueller report, for those who have taken the time to read through it,” he said.

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