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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:00 PM

Ex-US attorney shuts down Trump's premature victory dance re: Senate Intel Findings... [View all]

Ex-US attorney shuts down Trump’s premature victory dance after Senate Intel finds ‘no direct evidence’ of collusion

Former U.S. attorney Chuck Rosenberg on Tuesday told MSNBC that President Donald Trump’s crowing that the Senate Intelligence found “no direct evidence” of collusion was more than a little pre-mature, saying the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative powers far surpassed anything the Senate would be able to produce.

“The nice way to say it is that the Mueller team has authorities, powers, capabilities that the Senate and the House simply don’t have,” Rosenberg said. “I think we should look to the Mueller team and to the investigations in the Southern District of New York as being far more important than what the Senate is doing.”

Rosenberg also took pains to explain why “no direct evidence” was a canard.

“A judge will tell you, and tell jurors when they instruct them at the end of a trial, that circumstantial evidence and direct evidence are given equal weight,” he said. “In fact, in the dozens and dozens of cases I tried to a jury, only once ever did I have direct evidence of a conspiracy. You almost never see that. So to say that there’s no direct evidence of a conspiracy is really not all that damning on the facts of the case.”

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https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/ex-us-attorney-shuts-down-trumps-premature-victory-dance-after-senate-intel-finds-no-direct-evidence-of-collusion/

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