‘One of these days all the predictions will be true and it will come out…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said there are “indictments in the president’s future” in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday, vowing to pursue charges against President Donald Trump during and after his presidency.
Despite speculation that it would come this week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller hadn’t yet released his report regarding alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, but Blumenthal said he is confident the accusations against Trump are true.
“Do you have information to suggest that the release is imminent?” asked host Joe Scarborough.
“Nobody knows except Robert Mueller,” Blumenthal replied. “Nobody really has reliable information about when it’s going to come out, and even he may not know when it’s going to come out, but one of these days all the predictions will be true and it will come out.”
Blumenthal said Mueller could very well choose not to press charges depending on the outcome of the investigation, but he said Mueller can and should do more to press the “credible case of obstruction of justice” and “other crimes that clearly there’s evidence [Trump has] committed.”
The House voted unanimously earlier this month to demand that Mueller make his entire report public.
Republicans condemned the resolution as a political move, but ultimately 190 voted in favor.
Mueller has indicted over three dozen people and companies during his investigation, including six former close aides or associates of Trump.
Five have pleaded or been found guilty, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was sentenced to prison for seven and a half years, for financial crimes unrelated to the accusations of campaign collusion with Russia.
None of the evidence presented publicly so far has implicated Trump in any form of Russian collusion, despite Blumenthal’s unsubstantiated claims of criminal malfeasance.
Without evidence, the Democratic senator said there is no doubt that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign worked with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There are indictments in this president’s future. They’re coming,” Blumenthal said. “Whether they’re after his presidency or during it, obviously the Department of Justice has said you cannot indict a sitting president.”