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Donald Trump predicts re-election to White House with increased majority

Donald Trump predicts re-election to White House with increased majority

US President Donald Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and called him an "unelected prosecutor running unchecked".

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher, reporting from Oxon Hill, Maryland said the conference "is really about Donald Trump energising his base".

President Trump capped a tumultuous week by reveling in the embrace of conservative activists Saturday, deriding investigations of him as "bulls--", repeatedly complaining about coverage of his crowd sizes and abruptly announcing an executive order to mandate protection of free speech on college campuses.

"I cooperate all the time with everybody", he said, adding that the collusion claims are a "hoax". "Collusion is not a crime".

The committee is looking for evidence of "any contacts, direct or indirect, from January 1, 2016 to the present between or involving WikiLeaks and its officials, agents, intermediaries, and/or instrumentalities" - a reference to the organization that, during the campaign, posted volumes of hacked Democratic email online.

"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached.Nadler is setting the framework now that the Democrats are not to believe the Mueller report", he said.

But his increasingly emotional denunciation of the various legal and political investigations - that are now focusing on his business, his campaign, his transition, his inauguration and his presidency is not giving the impression that he is a President who is confident there will be no charges to answer. Campaign contributions are defined broadly as anything of value meant to influence the election. He has also pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud and making illegal campaign contributions in the form of a payment to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. Trump said. "I should have saved the Pocahontas thing for another year because that destroyed her political career and now I won't get a chance to run against her".

He said it was unlikely that investigations into Trump or his inner circle would prosper for long, whether they stemmed from joint prosecutions or referrals like the Cohen probe. While ignorance of the law often is not an excuse, criminal violations of campaign finance law are unusual in that they require a showing of willfulness, or knowledge of the law being broken.

North Korea summit in Hanoi not a failure, Bolton insists
Some have been critical for Trump letting Kim stand with him on the world stage given North Korea's poor human rights record. These projects provided much-needed cash to North Korea before the South shut them down during past periods of tensions.

Cohen also said that he did not believe that Trump directly colluded with Russian Federation.

- Materials that might illuminate more detail about Trump's numerous efforts to obstruct the FBI/Mueller investigation.

Trump made it clear whom he blamed by mocking the southern accent of his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the investigation.

Nadler said on ABC's "This Week" that lawmakers would send the letters "to begin investigations to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power". Trump himself has given differing explanations for the firing, including citing "this Russian Federation thing" as the reason. For the removal of the President from office by a two-thirds majority in the Senate would also be required, where the Republicans remain in the majority.

Under current Justice Department policy first devised in 1973 and reaffirmed in 2000, a sitting president can not face criminal charges, a view some legal experts dispute.

It took him more than an hour to get to the message that Republicans and members of his administration have been emphasizing in recent weeks as they try to brand Democratic policy ideas as socialism.

The latest blow to the President further intensified pressure on the White House as Washington waits for another shoe to drop - with Mueller expected to file his long awaited report from Monday onward.


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