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Everything that I’ve done a 100% proper. That’s what I do is I do things proper. I guess the collusion now is dead. Because everyone found that after a year of study, there’s been absolutely no collusion. There’s been no collusion between us and the Russians. Mr. President, are you committed to going to speak to the committee? Just so you understand. There’s been no collusion. There’s been no crime. When you have done nothing wrong, let’s be open and get it over with. Baas honestly, vs. Very, very bad for our country. It’s making our country look foolish. And this is a country that I don’t want looking foolish. President trump yesterday on the Mueller investigation. Let’s talk about that with former U.S. Attorney preet bharara. Now a distinguished scholar at nyu school of law and our legal analyst Dan Abrams. You heard the president say, there is though collusion. Even though Mueller is still doing all his work. More evidence this week that the special counsel very focused on this idea of obstruction of just justice. Both “The knonew York Times wrts report and some of the the revelations in the book. If you believe the reports, there’s a continuing saga of information that would lead you to believe that Mueller and his team are looking at other things that paint a picture of potential obstruction. The report in “The New York Times” was aspect was that apparently, and reportedly, the president asked his white house council, don mcbeggan, as you said, to encourage Jeff session not the recuse himself. Why can’t a president do that? That by assist not necessarily criminal. It’s unhelpful. It max him look bad. You have to consider the reason why hi didn’t want people to look at — the reason for that is, that doesn’t get talked about as much is that presumably the president wanted to be protected bay loyal attorney general. Not to protect the process of law. But to protect him from the due process of law. That’s not right. Over time, if row have enough instances of things that show that the president wanted to end the Russia investigation. And this is just a piece of it, you start to find yourself building — It has to be pattern of behavior. One of the quos is the president railing with his staff, where is my Roy Cohn? If that’s true, that’s a horrible thing to look back on. He means I want someone to protect me, if he said that. There are two avenues. Was…

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