I haven’t been posting Trump stuff lately because there is no bottom to his corruption and lies, but this is really something else:
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law, senior administration officials tell CNN.
Trump reportedly made the comment during a visit to the border at Calexico, California, a week ago. It was not clear if the comment was a joke.
Two officials briefed on the exchange say the President told McAleenan, since named the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, that he “would pardon him if he ever went to jail for denying US entry to migrants,” as one of the officials paraphrased.
The White House referred CNN to the Department of Homeland Security. A DHS spokesman told CNN, “At no time has the President indicated, asked, directed or pressured the Acting Secretary to do anything illegal. Nor would the Acting Secretary take actions that are not in accordance with our responsibility to enforce the law.”
Trump doesn’t joke. He says ridiculous things and people around him may laugh believing it to be a joke, but the man has no sense of humor and says what he means.
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I stopped paying attention to the news for the past few weeks after the sham masquerading as a memo that Barr wrote was being echoed by the media like it was the end of the tale. It obviously wasn’t the end at all. Hell, even in Barr’s attempt to get out ahead of the story for damage control he had to admit in his own damn memo that Trump was far from exonerated by Mueller’s investigation. Now, Mueller’s frustrated team seems to have had enough and after 2 years of keeping things airtight, they are starting to burst at the seams.
Members of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team have told associates they are frustrated with the limited information Attorney General William P. Barr has provided about their nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether President Trump sought to obstruct justice, according to people familiar with the matter.
The displeasure among some who worked on the closely held inquiry has quietly begun to surface in the days since Barr released a four-page letter to Congress on March 24 describing what he said were the principal conclusions of Mueller’s still-confidential, 400-page report.
In his letter, Barr said that the special counsel did not establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. And he said that Mueller did not reach a conclusion “one way or the other” as to whether Trump’s conduct in office constituted obstruction of justice.
Absent that, Barr told lawmakers that he concluded the evidence was not sufficient to prove that the president obstructed justice.
But members of Mueller’s team have complained to close associates that the evidence they gathered on obstruction was alarming and significant.
And, unclassified summaries of the memos were written by Mueller’s team and ignored by the guy hired by Trump to strangle as much damaging information from the report as possible.
Crucial new revelation from WaPo: Mueller team prepared summaries of their findings *for the express purpose* of informing the public.