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Dem Rep Proposes Changing the Laws to Make Trump Guilty After Mueller Report

"Maybe Congress needs to strengthen the laws, if this doesn't rise to the level of a crime, so that no future president does this..."

By NTK Staff | 03.25.2019 @4:24pm

Following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that found President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign did not collude with Russia, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) suggested that Congress should change the laws to make whatever Trump did a crime in the future during an interview on Monday.

Over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr sent to congressional leaders a summary of Mueller’s report, which found that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign did not collude with Russia.

Democrats have since called for both Barr and Mueller to testify before Congress.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked Khanna if having Mueller testify before Congress was to find a reason to impeach Trump.

“No, the primary goal should be to make sure that this Russian interference never happens again, and everybody knows that Russia was really rooting for President Trump to win,” Khanna said.

Tur then pressed Khanna, asking if looking into obstruction of justice was a way to get to Democrats’ primary goal.

“Well, no that’s the primary goal. The secondary goal is to make sure that we have separation of powers and that we never in this country have a president who is cavalier about the institutions of justice and interfering with the FBI or other institutions,” Khanna said.

“Even if it doesn’t rise, Katie, to the level of an impeachable offense or a crime. I am convinced there was misconduct, that it got very close to the line, that it was inappropriate,” Khanna said. “And maybe Congress needs to strengthen the laws, if this doesn’t rise to the level of a crime, so that no future president does this.”

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