If justice prevails, there is certainly no gaurantee it will, Trump may turn out to be that proverbial frog siting in a pan of water on the stove and coming to a slow boil.
One can hope.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, told the House Judiciary Committee that Trump was serious in saying there was nothing wrong in accepting derogatory information about political opponents from a foreign government, panel Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Thursday.
“Ms. Hicks made clear that she understood the president to be serious when he said that he would accept foreign interference in our elections,” Nadler said in a statement for a hearing on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“She also made clear that even she knew that such foreign assistance should be rejected and reported to the FBI,” he said.
The committee later heard from an expert witness who said Trump’s remarks about accepting foreign assistance, made in an ABC News interview, could violate the presidential oath of office and provide evidence for any future impeachment inquiry.
“Receiving foreign assistance has been recognized throughout the entire history of the“Ms. Hicks could not even answer whether she told the truth to the Mueller team because the president’s lawyers objected to the question,” Representative Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, said during Thursday’s hearing. country as something that is counter to and undermines the Constitution,” said Carrie Cordero, a conservative attorney who is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security think tank.
“That is an invitation … to Russian intelligence and any other intelligence service that’s out there that wants to try to find a way to influence our democratic processes,” she added.
“Ms. Hicks could not even answer whether she told the truth to the Mueller team because the president’s lawyers objected to the question,” Representative Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat, said during Thursday’s hearing.