Sen. Mike Lee takes his view of the Mueller report to 'The View'

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  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    April 27, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    "'There’s nothing in this report that changes my view of this president,' Lee, R-Utah, said..., adding he doesn't think most Americans or members of Congress see President Donald Trump any differently now. 'There’s just nothing in there that should do that.'

    What an admission, huh? Nothing new here, folks. We've seen all of this behavior before. The question, Sen. Lee, is why your moral compass is all right with it.

    "On Monday, Lee appeared on 'The View,' where he said didn't see any evidence of a crime or any basis for impeachment, though the report contained things that weren't flattering."

    Mueller Report, Vol. II, p. 2:

    "Fourth, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."

    Yeah, that's not flattering!

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    April 27, 2019 5:44 a.m.

    @ UtahBlueDevil

    "Impeachment would not serve that end. It would just serve to intrench sides even further."

    I don't think it'll budge those dug in on either side and I don't think it's a good reason even if you're right. I would like to see some kind of action that acknowledges the lying, the unethical behavior, and the attempts to obstruct the investigation. An action that says to the American people: "No, we don't accept this kind of behavior. It isn't okay, nor should it be. This isn't Russia where this kind of baloney is the norm. We do things differently here and Trump fever isn't going to be allowed to change that."

    "Impressed by Lee this morning... or at least what he professes to stand for."

    This is my question, and a genuine one because I don't know. Is he actually doing anything to claw back power from the Executive Branch or is he just talking about it?

  • rubbergoose Bountiful, UT
    April 27, 2019 12:05 a.m.

    Bottom line is many people in FBI and government didn't want Trump to be President and they have waged war on his Presidency under guise of "Russian Collusion". Trump has done so much good in 2 and a half years that he will win in 2020.

  • Lilly Munster , 00
    April 26, 2019 11:33 p.m.

    Congressman Lee showed us exactly the depth of his moral consciousness and Christian values.
    And we believe him.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 23, 2019 10:12 p.m.

    Now it's time to investigate the investigators!

    Criminal referrals to AG William Barr should start the ball rolling.

    Let real justice be served. It's time to look at the inside of this Mueller investigation. Should be interesting and telling!

  • wrz Springville, UT
    April 23, 2019 8:26 p.m.

    "Romney also said that he was 'appalled' that Trump campaign workers welcomed help from Russia including information that had been illegally obtained and that none of them informed American law enforcement."

    Sorry, Mitt... but the Trump campaign workers did not welcome help from Russia. At least, that's what the Mueller report seemed to point out.

    And, Mitt, if you still believe it happened, please cite what the Russia help was. Be specific. Was it dirt on a presidential candidate? If so, I would think you'd be happy to examine the 'dirt' to help you decide who should get your vote. But, I think it was covered by a former FBI agent. But nothing came of it, sorry to say.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    April 23, 2019 3:28 p.m.

    can't believe he got out of there without any scratches

  • Jer-Bear Springville, UT
    April 23, 2019 1:50 p.m.

    Mike Lee is a STAND UP guy!
    I can easily get behind him and agree with his political posture.

    On the other hand, Mitt is a disgrace!
    He says anything and everything at the wrong times and like a primed RINO would speak.

    Senator Lee, I salute you...
    Senator Romney, you have either got to change and grow up, or you'll likely be replaced by a more mature Senator in 3 years...

  • Jpatron Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2019 12:52 p.m.

    Mike Lee is the guy who said we can combat climate change by having even more resource-chugging children. As sea levels continue to raise and flood cycles are followed by droughts, somehow having more than 8 billion people on the planet will make things better.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    April 23, 2019 12:31 p.m.

    "Obama knew about Russian involvement, but did nothing, because he hoped it would help Hillary. "

    I'm sorry.... but that just rings kinds funny. Obama knew his buddy Vlad had his back and would help Hillary out....? Where in the world does that line of thought come from. Surely not the report itself.

    I agree... probably one of the biggest thing Obama did wrong was not ObamaCare - but not fighting hard to defend the sanctity of the electoral process. Lots of factors in play... but he still should have taken a harder line with his buddy Putin (I'm being sarcastic about their relationship- Vlad couldn't stand Obama). What was paramount at the time was to get Russia to apply pressure on Iran to make a deal on nukes... and it worked. But it came at a cost and was very short lived. Now were at a cold war stance with Russia and we have no deal with Iran anymore.

    And now Iraq is buying their weapons from Russia....

    But "Obama knew about Russian involvement, but did nothing, because he hoped it would help Hillary." That's funny.... real funny.

  • sister GRASS VALLEY, CA
    April 23, 2019 12:04 p.m.

    I purposely left my comment "vague" re:blaming one side or the other - one question each person in the country needs to ask themself: "Do I hate?" and then, "Do I justify my hate?" Me asking question: "Who inspires hate?" When the Savior spoke to the Pharisees and Scribes, did he preface with individual names? He spoke of the error of their teachings and lives and influence - President Russell M. Nelson and leadership today are striving to prepare people for the Savior's return - There are NO grey areas in that preparation - the Book of Mormon is a spiritual book in ALL aspects. That is where the battle is. I'm humbled at living in this time

  • Sylvia33 Hyrum, UT
    April 23, 2019 11:58 a.m.

    Obama knew about Russian involvement, but did nothing, because he hoped it would help Hillary. I think Trump was upset about the investigation because he was innocent and wanted to get on with things...his advisers helped him see it would be best to let the investigation run its course. I'm surprised no one here sees the hypocrisy of the democrats. Hillary would have jumped at the chance if Wiki leaks had anything on Trump. I agree with Mike Lee.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    April 23, 2019 11:09 a.m.

    The argument that Bill Clinton Wasn't impeached so Trump shouldn't either is a red herring.

    Clinton misled the nation and should have been impeached. And given Trump's numerous deceptions he should likewise be impeached.

    Regardless of political party or ideology we need to all stand up for decency and integrity and show Trump the door.

  • 1Foryourconsideration Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    "This was worse than that," co-host Joy Behar replied. "That was just sex. This is obstruction of justice. This is about the Constitution. This is about collaborating with the Russians. Come on."

    No Joy, it was not "about sex" with Clinton. It was about perjury to a grand jury which would land the rest of us in JAIL. Clinton damaged the entire grand jury process going forward. That is the Clinton legacy and his bride continued the tradition with her felonious indifference with our nation's secrets and assets which would land the rest of us in JAIL also. The damage she did will likewise haunt us for years to come. We remember the details Joy and it has little to do with sex.

  • Radamus , UT
    April 23, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    Can we please not overlook what the report said. The report did not say it could not find any evidence of President Trump obstructing justice. To the contrary, the reports said that because of DOJ policy not to indict a sitting president, the Special Counsel would not recommend charges. Furthermore, the Special Counsel strongly signaled that Congress is better suited to address President Trumps alleged illegal actions. Hence, the findings documented in Muller report do not exonerate this President. This can only be done when the accusations made against the President can be lawfully adjudicated.

    Why would anyone want to skate past this?

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    April 23, 2019 8:38 a.m.

    @Herbert Gravy,
    “Besides, Barack Obama himself said it would be very difficult for anyone to interfere because we have so many voting precincts, etc.”

    You are repeating an erroneous Trump quote that he said about the Obama statement that you paraphrased. It is typical of Trumpers to do this. What Obama said was : “There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, in part, because they are so decentralized and the numbers of votes involved.”

    Obama’s statement was in regards to voter fraud which was being alleged by Trump; NOT Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

    Trump was and largely still is a non-believer about Russia influencing the 2016 election because he felt it delegitimized his victory. Which it did.

    Sadly, those who know it the least seem to know it the loudest and more frequently voice their ignorance.

  • RedShirtUofU Andoria, UT
    April 23, 2019 8:19 a.m.

    To "Happy Valley Heretic" is that Trump or the Clintons you are talking about. I can't tell, they have nearly the same endeavors that are questionable.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    April 23, 2019 7:56 a.m.

    I saw Lee on several interviews this morning, and I have to say I am deeply impressed with his positions - particularly on returning more power back to the legislative branch. We are all at risk regardless of party when power in centralized within one branch, tipping the scale one way or another.

    I also agree the best way to solve the Trump problem is to replace him with a person to true moral character.... be that another Republican or a Democrat. Policies come and go.... as witnessed how quickly Trump reversed our relationships in NAFTA, NATO, the EU, and how we treat Russia and North Korea. All those can be reversed again with the swipe of a pen in the next administration.

    But trust in the political process can't be repaired as fast, and must preserved. Impeachment would not serve that end. It would just serve to intrench sides even further. Impressed by Lee this morning... or at least what he professes to stand for.

  • Confused Sandy, UT
    April 23, 2019 7:48 a.m.

    I have ask an honest Question here.

    I am not a big Trump fan for moral reasons, although I think he has some good ideas about certain things.

    Having said that, I read a lot of comments about Trump trying to influence his staff to "interfere" with the investigation, and luckily his staff had the frame of mind not to do it for obvious reasons.

    My question is this, is what Trump did any worse than what Obama did during the investigation into Hillary Clinton email scandal, the IRS scandal, what happened in Ferguson, Missouri or the Benghazi investigation?

    He ordered his AG (Holder/Lynch)not to cooperate with Congress in their investigations and stoned walled many subpoenas sent to them by Congress

    I think if people really knew how much a sitting President whether they are democrat or republican tried to influence investigations, they would be appalled.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    April 23, 2019 6:55 a.m.

    "The fact that he thought about doing certain things, and was later walked off the ledge from that by some very capable staff members who pointed out that this wasn’t a good idea, is itself comforting," he said.

    No Mr Lee. The Fact that he thought about "doing certain things" is troubling. The fact that capable staff members refused to carry out his wishes is comforting.

    You believe that the most powerful person on earth needed to be "walked off of a ledge".
    Your words. And you are not extremely troubled by that?

    That says a lot about you AND Trump

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    April 23, 2019 6:33 a.m.

    Lee's (mis)understanding of the Meuller Report is consistent with his (mis)understanding of the Constitution.

    He says:

    "We’ve got people that for the last two years have been using the Russians' attempt to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral process as an effort within this country to undermine this president and the process by which he was elected..." "...But it wasn’t there. It’s not there. Not a scintilla of evidence supports that, so it’s time to move on."

    What?! The one thing the Report DID establish, and which is agreed by BOTH parties' leadership, is that Russia DID attempt to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral process!

    Do you have ANY clues left at all, Mike Lee?

  • Yar Springville, UT
    April 23, 2019 3:03 a.m.

    I agree with Lee here. While I am very disappointed by some of Trump's actions concerning the influence he tried to push on the investigation, I must agree that impeachment is not the right answer. Instead, let's just vote against Trump in the 2020 election. Replacing him with a different candidate should be the proper punishment. How hard can it be when you're running against a man who lacks ethics and bullies his opponents?

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    April 23, 2019 2:13 a.m.

    "On Monday, Lee appeared on 'The View,' where he said didn't see any evidence of a crime or any basis for impeachment...."

    That's because this was a lie and a farce to begin with.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 23, 2019 12:44 a.m.

    @J Smith

    And just how do you feel about the Democrats that engaged in "highly unethical behavior" during the Obama administration and during the Mueller investigation?

    I see nothing wrong with equal justice. What applies to one should apply to all.

    Agree?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    April 23, 2019 12:30 a.m.

    @Wasatch

    And, how do we KNOW that Senator Lee and President Trump are "doing nothing" to keep Russia and other foreign entities from interfering in our elections?

    Besides, Barack Obama himself said it would be very difficult for anyone to interfere because we have so many voting precincts, etc.

    Shouldn't we believe him?

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    April 22, 2019 11:37 p.m.

    So nice to see the facts lead the discussion about this report rather than dishonest, biased, and total partisan hacks try to continue with this Russian hoax. At least Lee is honest enough to point out the truth.

    For over 2 years Dems and the dishonest media reported as fact that Trump colluded with Russians to win the election. Now that Muellers highly partisan investigative has now admitted that "no collusion ever happened" by any American, the media are hardly even mentioning it. THey now only want to talk about possible obstruction of justice into a crime that never happened.

    Why wouldnt they gladly report the pivotal finding of the investigation? Because it is not what they wanted.

    As for obstruction, Dems complain that after of year of "unprecedented cooperation" in which no material was withheld because of Executive Privilege (unlike Obama) and long after Mueller already knew that no collusion took place, that President Trump wanted to fire him for continuing this witch hunt. Totally understandable but somehow worthy of impeachment?

    I hope Barr will finally bring the full truth out about how this abuse of Political power has taken place.

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2019 11:30 p.m.

    Mike Lee will never be a credible source for an honest opinion as long as he is a potential candidate for the Supreme Court by our current POTUS. Romney, Flake, etc. have nothing to lose and therefore can be honest and candid in their views. It's important to consider objectivity of the source in these situations, particularly when it considers our POTUS who happily gives favors to those who will support him (to the point where some even have to withdraw themselves because they aren't qualified for the position offered, eg Herman Cain).

  • New to Utah Provo, UT
    April 22, 2019 10:23 p.m.

    I’m very thankful for the leadership and intelligent manner in which Mike Lee conducts himself as a US Senator. His well thought out comments about the Mueller report were welcome.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    April 22, 2019 9:35 p.m.

    Why in all insanity did we spend such an incredible sum to have this "Mueller report," which seems more like a fiction plot than an investigation?

    Thank you, Senator Lee, for showing common sense. It seems to be in low supply.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 8:56 p.m.

    Thanks Mike for truly understanding the law unlike the junior senator.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    April 22, 2019 8:40 p.m.

    Wow, even Mike Lee identified, "The fact that [Trump] thought about doing certain things, and was later walked off the ledge from that by some very capable staff members who pointed out that this wasn’t a good idea, is itself comforting,"

    First of all the thought that the nation is being saved from Trump's incompetence only because some of his former staff, most of whom have since been fired, walked him off a ledge is far from comforting.

    When even your most loyal lapdog has to admit you are incompetent, you have to wonder if you would be better off just going back to cheating at golf at the golf course you paid for with money you made ripping off people with a scam university.

    At least Romney is concerned by the state of affairs in the White House.

  • jjjdsd Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2019 8:13 p.m.

    As bamafone reiterates, you have thrown out that civil right of preponderance of innocence. But hey, I think you robbed a bank. You must be a criminal. And no defense because you don't believe in innocent until PROVEN guilty.

    By the way, bad business models and going out of business are not criminal. They are just bad business.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    April 22, 2019 6:43 p.m.

    Heretic,
    All accusations, no convictions. Here say, my friend.

  • MrLogic Brigham City, UT
    April 22, 2019 6:41 p.m.

    "The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."
    — Theodore Roosevelt, The Kansas City Star, 18 May 1918

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    April 22, 2019 6:34 p.m.

    I agree with Mike

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 22, 2019 5:31 p.m.

    jsf - Centerville said: "Please prove Trump's criminalistic instincts first."

    Ran a fraudulent University

    Ran a fraudulent charity, (especially low)

    2,500 litigations against him.

    8+ sexual charges.

    Admits entering a dressing room with underage/minor girls in different states of undress.

    Oh and when the other investigations wrap up, and he is no longer protected by "you can't indite a sitting president" he will finally be criminally charged.

    But I'm sure your OK with ripping people off and bragging about abuse?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2019 5:23 p.m.

    "Who then is protecting us from Donald's criminal instincts when he meets with Putin ALONE?" There you go lynching a man where no crime exists. It was a pr issue not a crime.

    Please prove Trump's criminalistic instincts first. Mueller couldn't and he tried for two years, with 19 attorneys, 40 FBI agents, 2800 interviews, 260 subpoenas, and at all else. But then again the liberal democrats don't agree with the "Presumption of Innocence."

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    April 22, 2019 5:08 p.m.

    The Muellar report clearly shows that Russian interference helped Trump get elected in 2018. So far, Trump (and Lee) are doing nothing to stop this happening again in 2020.

    Is Lee in favor of foreign hostile government interference in this election and his re-election year? Is this part of the Republican Party platform in the future?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2019 4:56 p.m.

    Are the democratic 2020 candidates so naÏve that they don't understand they are setting themselves up for their own impeachments with out any evidence of guilt. Why not save ourselves some time and start impeachment proceedings now. certainly don't need evidence.

  • watchman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 4:42 p.m.

    Lee is right on this one. Romney just wants headlines.

  • Chessermesser West Valley City, UT
    April 22, 2019 4:40 p.m.

    Let’s move on to something more productive. If the Democrats want to impeach the president, then do it, and stop talking about it.

    All the political posturing is tiring. Constantly stirring up people to anger is counterproductive. Impeach him and be done with it. Then the Senate can try him.

    And then the 25-30 Democrats running for president can focus on substantive issues that might help the country.

  • Confused Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2019 4:33 p.m.

    Quote from article: "This was worse than that," co-host Joy Behar replied. "That was just sex. This is obstruction of justice. This is about the Constitution. This is about collaborating with the Russians. Come on."

    Joy Behar... he was not impeached for having sex with an intern... he was impeached for lying to congress and obstruction of Justice.

    Now go back to the view and spout your nonsense.

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2019 4:22 p.m.

    It is a fundamental principle of our civil liberties that there is a presumption of innocence until evidence is presented to prove beyond a reasonable doubt guilt as presented in a court of law.

    By the acceptance of the Mueller report as evidence of guilt is a fallacy. Lets illustrate it. LM has been investigated by the prosecution for a bank robbery, LM claims it is a witch hunt and that he is not guilty of the crime. He tells the paper he is innocent and the prosecutor should be fired. In the end the prosecution says he actually does not have the evidence to convict LM, but adds he couldn't prove he did not rob the bank.

    The lynch mob goes out and hangs LM because he must be guilty or the prosecutor would have said he was not guilty. And then the lynch mob says LM must be guilty of obstruction of justice because he said he was innocent.

    Can't get pass this logic banana republic. LM robbed the bank and how do we know? We hung him for the crime.

  • PardonMe Calgary/Canada, 00
    April 22, 2019 3:47 p.m.

    "The fact that he thought about doing certain things, and was later walked off the ledge from that by some very capable staff members who pointed out that this wasn’t a good idea, is itself comforting," [Lee] said.

    Who then is protecting us from Donald's criminal instincts when he meets with Putin ALONE? From Lee's comment it would suggest that a chaperon should be mandatory.

  • RedShirtUofU Andoria, UT
    April 22, 2019 3:42 p.m.

    It is funny to see the more liberals frothing at the mouth here. They were so hopeful that the Mueller report would have something in it besides Trump did not collude with Russia, and there is no compelling evidence to implicate Trump on any other charges.

    To "Alex T" what crime has been committed. If you have actual evidence of a crime, please send it in to Mueller. In the 2 years that Mueller investigated Trump he couldn't come up with any crime, maybe you have the smoking gun.

    To "Palmetto Bug" the sad thing is right now Trump is the best 2020 Presidential candidate to bring the US back together. The Democrats are just starting their battle, and if the first few battles are any indication of how it will be, don't expect it to be gentle.

  • bemorefair , 00
    April 22, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    @Thoughtful Voter -

    Does it bother you that it all began because of Obama and the democrats being so weak on foreign policy? They took their eye off Russia when they began to unroll their insane Iranian nuclear appeasement plan.

    Let's place blame where it's due. This all started thanks to Obama, not Trump. That much is crystal clear.

  • Thoughtful Voter Spanish Fork, UT
    April 22, 2019 3:23 p.m.

    I'm very disappointed in Senator Lee here. I've been a long-time Mike Lee fan. I supported him in his initial bid for the Senate - marched in parades, the works. I feel like he's overly dismissive of the Mueller report here. There's quite a bit to genuinely concerned about. It concludes that a foreign government successfully made inroads with influencing a democratic election *and* in benefitting right away in working with many members of Trump's staff and advisors. I lean way more towards Romney's initial assessment of the things I've read in it than with Lee's. I find it deeply concerning. I don't see value in defending President Trump's actions. We've elected a dishonest scoundrel who happened to be incompetent in the unwise things he tried to do. I appreciate that Lee finds comfort in the fact that Trump's advisors often helped 'walk him off the ledge.' Yes, me too. But I'm not looking to be led by somebody who *needs* to be walked back on a regular basis. Honestly!

  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    April 22, 2019 3:20 p.m.

    I will readily admit Sen. Lee knows more about the constitution than I do but it seems like his claims about something being constitutional or not have more to do with Lee's ideology than the constitution. Based on his statements over the past year, things he supports are always constitutional and things he opposes are always unconstitutional (even when the Supreme Court disagrees with him). Everyone is entitled to an opinion but Sen. Lee seems to cofound his opinion with the constitution.

    Bountiful Guy
    "I don't think a Democrat or Donald Trump fits this bill. I'm with you, in hopes that someone can unite us. The last place to find such a person is on The View."
    Did something in my comment echo something from the View? The only thing I know about the View is it's a TV show (and I'm not even sure of that) so any parallel was coincidental.

    I don't know a ton about the democratic candidates and none of them have stood out to me. I'm still holding out for a strong leader, from either party (or third party) who can start healing the political divides in our country.

  • WHAT NOW? St George, UT
    April 22, 2019 3:11 p.m.

    @12:32 pm

    Loyal to the leader?

    Where have I heard that weak and ignorant nonsense before? (not my words...those words come directly from the comment at 12:32 pm).

    Germany in the 30's and 40's?

    Exactly.

    BTW, how did that turn out for the German people?

  • Light and Liberty St George, UT
    April 22, 2019 2:39 p.m.

    Lee is the best Senator Utah has ever elected. He knows the constitution and responds accordingly, including in regards to the farce Trump has faced. Trump was the man to lead America, not because he is some angel, but because he is making some Americans face the mirror and stop blaming America's problems on those that don't submit to Socialism.

  • Liberal Mormon Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    @Epoint, well said. So...is obstruction of justice just...nothing, then? Or are you able to actually respond to that instead of this whataboutism?

  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    April 22, 2019 2:33 p.m.

    bamafone "Obstruction and collusion can only occur if the charges were true, which they were not."

    This is a factually incorrect statement. Obstruction of justice does not require an underlying crime, it only requires efforts to impede an investigation (this is a simplification, criminal obstruction requires more things–which is one reason why President Trump was not indicted by Mueller– but it does not require an underlying crime).

    If obstructing were not a crime unto itself, a suspect could simply impeded/obstruct an investigation so much that charges are never filed thereby avoiding prosecution for the original crime and for obstruction.
    Two examples you can check are Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby, both of whom were guilty of obstructing investigations that did not result in criminal convictions.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2019 2:26 p.m.

    What a shame to see so many people murmuring against Senator Mike Lee and our Leader Donald Trump.

    Don't they know that Lee is a Constitutional Scholar? There are few men alive today who know more about our System of government than Mike Lee!

    So when Lee and Trump tell me the same thing, I know that what they are saying is True.

    There is no Collusion and no Obstruction. Trump is a Great Leader, who will make American Great Again!

  • Truth Seeker , 00
    April 22, 2019 2:18 p.m.

    People need only look at Mueller's team, almost every lawyer a Democrat and most had given money to Hillary's Campain. One member of the team was Hillary's lawyer for the Clinton Foundation. Any wonder the Mueller Report was written the way it was. They couldn't find evidence against the President so they made him out to look as bad as they possibly could. Thank You, Sen. Lee, for seeing through this professional lynching. To bad our junior senator couldn't see thru this farce.

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    April 22, 2019 2:13 p.m.

    Palmetto"
    "The country needs new leadership to solve real problems. I'm waiting for a 2020 candidate who can pull the country together instead of divide us along political lines."

    I don't think a Democrat or Donald Trump fits this bill. I'm with you, in hopes that someone can unite us. The last place to find such a person is on The View. Such a person would not be welcomed there. When I look for something that is honest, fair, truthful, or bipartisan, The View is not in my search tools.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 2:11 p.m.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues Monday urging a pragmatic approach to impeachment, along with a blistering acknowledgment that Democrats are on their own in terms of holding Donald Trump to account for the conduct revealed in the redacted Russia report.

    At a minimum, Trump had engaged in "highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior," Pelosi charged, adding that "Congressional Republicans have an unlimited appetite for such low standards."

  • sister GRASS VALLEY, CA
    April 22, 2019 2:01 p.m.

    As someone who watched CSPAN from beginning, I watched EVERY second of Iran-Contra hearings - then read and watched news - biggest difference? Now they are worse...I weep for seeing the Book of Mormon in action today from "king-men", "Korihors" and "Nehors", etc.

  • sister GRASS VALLEY, CA
    April 22, 2019 2:00 p.m.

    As someone who watched CSPAN from beginning, I watched EVERY second of Iran-Contra hearings - then read and watched news - biggest difference? Now they are worse...I weep for seeing the Book of Mormon in action today from "king-men", "Korihors" and "Nehors", etc.

  • Palmetto Bug Columbia, SC
    April 22, 2019 1:59 p.m.

    The Mueller Report was very bad for President Trump but it will not get him impeached or charged with a crime. Indicting or impeaching a sitting president would require a substantial amount of indisputable evidence and could cause significant damage to our county and political institutions along the way (which is a fair price to pay if the situation demands it). But not having enough evidence for a conviction is a very low standard to hold the president to.

    I know he will never do it, but the best thing for our country would be for President Trump to announce he will not seek reelection. This would help keep the 2020 election focused on key issues and not on the conduct of the current administration. Unfortunately, the 2020 election will be dominated be endless discussion about the 2016 election and Mueller investigation. Both parties will talk about these things ad nauseam to serve their own interests. Instead, the focus should be on deficit reduction, health care, tax reform, social security, etc.

    The country needs new leadership to solve real problems. I'm waiting for a 2020 candidate who can pull the country together instead of divide us along political lines.

  • Highlander Lehi, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:27 p.m.

    @WeThePeople - I'm sensing some sarcasm in your comment - maybe it was the golden escalator reference that tipped me off. So I hope you're not actually serious in your assertion that the job of our senators is to be loyal to our "Leader."

    Let's hope that all of our representatives in Congress never forget that their oath of office is first, and foremost, about loyalty to the Constitution. This is where I get a little bit worried about Lee. He seems to be increasingly enamored with Trump and willing to look the other way on Trump's ethical illiteracy.

    Thank goodness we have Romney in our corner. Keep up the pressure Romney. Somebody needs to show some backbone in Washington.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    April 22, 2019 1:22 p.m.

    Sen. Lee: "It’s kind of confusing."

    This sounds like a you-problem.

  • shamrock Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:17 p.m.

    @WeThePeople:

    A senator's job is not to be "loyal to our leader," but to be loyal to We The People and to the laws of our country. A senator who can't recognize self-serving and corruption in the White House is a slave to party politics and useless to the rest of us.

  • DrTPhD Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:14 p.m.

    I suppose Senator Lee found Mueller's report odd because there were no pictures of politicians riding dinosaurs nor a conclusion to have more babies to counter Russian interference

  • Fabulous Jen Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    Thank you, Senator Lee! All we need to do to get out of this Trump mess is to have more babies. That deep wisdom is not "odd" at all.

  • Liberal Mormon Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:06 p.m.

    I sincerely hope WeThePeople's comment is satirical. If not, it's a sad statement on the modern republican party, which is just a bunch of Gadianton Robbers, as is Sen. Lee.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:02 p.m.

    Quote from article: "This was worse than that," co-host Joy Behar replied. "That was just sex. This is obstruction of justice. This is about the Constitution. This is about collaborating with the Russians. Come on." Typical priorities for "The View." Sexual scandal is nothing. Facts are nothing. Only thing that counts is spinning every topic towards Democratic Agenda. Don't believe anyone on the view understands or really cares about the Constitution. They bring it up when it suit them, inconsistently.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:01 p.m.

    Senator Lee's job is not to uphold president Trump or the Republican party. His job is to work for the benefit of all Americans and for the safety and progress of this country. As long as he is so enamored with Trump, I will oppose his re-election as well as that of Trump. I see Trump as well deserving of the sharp criticism of Senator Romney.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    April 22, 2019 1:02 p.m.

    I agree with Mike Lee. The junior senator has let personal animosity cloud his actions. For Trump to defend himself against a bogus and totally false effort to dislodge him from becoming President of the United States of America, is perfectly acceptable. Obstruction and collusion can only occur if the charges were true, which they were not. Zero evidence was produced after 17 democrat lawyers were hired to investigate a perpetrated falsehood, and only one side was examined. Muller laced his final report with his own personal distain for Trump, none of it being provable or warranted. He had the last cheap shot and took it. I’m looking forward to the investigation of all who cooked up the fake dossier, and all who participated in the perpetuation Thereof. Looking very much forward to equal justice under the law, starting with Hillary Clinton and her destruction of private government property on her home made email server. As for Romney, he uses people for his own personal gain, while all the while holding himself up as a saint.

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:58 p.m.

    I agree with Lee's comments. He paints a believable picture here.

    That said, we've got to stop making these comments and appearances and get to work, Mike. Though I like your message, it's wrong to parade around the East Coast punditting.

    It would be nice if our senators would refer media requests to staff, who would then say, "Senator Lee is in agreement with the findings of the report and does not think impeachment is necessary or appropriate.

    That way, Lee and Romney and the other 98 could hammer out a fix to the asylum problem.

    Or am I just dreaming about what senators are supposed to do?

  • cityboy Farmington, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    "The fact that he thought about doing certain things, and was later walked off the ledge from that by some very capable staff members who pointed out that this wasn’t a good idea, is itself comforting," [Lee] said.

    I have to agree with Senator Lee. I am sure there have been several instances in each of our own lives that we would have committed crimes but for our friends stepping in to prevent us from doing so.

    @WeThePeople
    The oath of our senators is not a pledge of loyalty to anyone but rather to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. That oath does not include blindly and unquestionably following an elected official to which truth and decency are strangers.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:51 p.m.

    ""The fact that he thought about doing certain things, and was later walked off the ledge from that by some very capable staff members who pointed out that this wasn’t a good idea, is itself comforting," he said."

    Well, there's some spin, to put it nicely.

  • American First Merced, CA
    April 22, 2019 12:44 p.m.

    The junior senator from Utah has given aid and comfort to the Greatest crime against the American people in this countries history.

  • Whale of Fortune Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:36 p.m.

    Thank you, Senator Lee, for words befitting an adult, in sharp contrast to the childish petulance of Utah's junior senator.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    April 22, 2019 12:32 p.m.

    I'm glad that Utah has at least one senator who remembers that his job is to be loyal to our Leader.

    Trump has been chosen to Make America Great Again. He descended his golden escalator to lead America. It is a shame that so many American's are too weak and ignorant to recognize the blessing of his Leadership!

    We need more people like Senator Lee!