Administration

Ex-Trump aide: Can’t imagine Mueller not giving House a ‘roadmap’ to impeachment

A former Trump campaign adviser said on MSNBC that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller will give the House of Representatives a "roadmap" for impeaching President Trump.

"I can't imagine that the special counsel is not going to release something that shows a roadmap for the House to investigate a conspiracy," Sam Nunberg said Thursday.

When host Katy Tur asked if he meant a roadmap for impeachment, Nunberg answered affirmatively. 

"Correct, for articles of impeachment," he said.

Nunberg later walked back the statement saying he expected the special counsel's office to give the House "a roadmap to their findings."

"I'm not saying that Mueller is going to say whether or not the president is going to be impeached," he said. "I don't think he can."

Nunberg also said the special counsel is likely to submit the report soon because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is on his way out of the Justice Department. 

Rosenstein appointed Mueller in 2017 to investigate whether Russia interferred with the 2016 presidential election, including whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign.

Trump has lashed out at Mueller, Rosenstein and the Justice Department many times. He frequently calls the investigation a "witch hunt."

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped down in November, saying in his resignation letter that the president asked him to do so. He was replaced with newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr earlier this month. 

Rosenstein has alluded to the fact that he too could leave the department and Trump said he would nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to replace him. 

 

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