"I knew he was looking for a way out," Mrs. Pelosi decided. "We were expecting this."
Kellyanne Conway, the president's counselor, was in the room. Sincerely, Madam Delegate, do you have a direct answer to the President? & # 39;
Mrs. Pelosi said she responded to the president, not to members of his staff.
"Really great," Mrs. Conway replied. "That is really your wife."
In his report, Mr. Mueller stated that Russia wanted to influence the 2016 presidential campaign to benefit Mr. Trump, but that he had no conspiracy or coordination with Mr. Campaign. Trump could determine. Mr. Mueller outlined almost a dozen cases in which Mr. Trump, as president, tried to obstruct the investigation but did not offer a conclusion as to whether those efforts constituted an obstacle to law.
In his appearance in the Rose Garden, Mr. Trump once again claimed the report and accused the Democrats of refusing to accept that he was doing nothing wrong. Mr. Trump has vowed to defy all summonses on testimonies and documents sought by the House, which has upset enough democrats to build up pressure to open a formal investigation into deposits.
Mr. Trump stressed that he and his team provided documents to Mr. Mueller without mentioning the privilege of the executive, even though he said the special council was troubling him, and although he himself did not agree to personally to be interviewed.
& # 39; These people wanted to save us, the Republican Party and President Trump, they wanted to get us & # 39 ;, he said, referring to himself in the third person. "So here's the bottom line," he added. "There was no collusion, there was no obstacle. We have been doing this since I am president, and the crime is actually committed on the other side. & # 39;
He followed the press conference with a series of tweets. "You can't investigate and make laws at the same time – it just doesn't work that way," he wrote. "You can't go down two tracks at the same time."