In 2020 battleground state, looming Mueller report could hold dangers for Democrats

Ensign of the times Mr Trump hugs the US flag as he walks on stage but showed no love for his potential presidential opponents

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President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation in a speech to conservative supporters on Saturday, calling the probe "bullsh-" and claiming the special counsel was biased against him.

President Donald Trump cheerfully embraced the American flag as he came on stage to "God Bless the USA" playing in the background at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

US President Donald Trump has told an audience of conservatives that he will win re-election in 2020 by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory.

"They try to take you out with bullsh-", Trump said of Mueller's probe.

Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday that authorities in NY were probing crimes allegedly involving the president beyond those that have been made public.

Trump, often speaking in mocking tones, portrayed the Democratic Green New Deal climate strategy touted by the left of the party as a socialist plan that will devastate the fossil fuel and motor industries.

McCarthy said that despite the nonstop fishing expeditions endorsed by partisan Democrats in the House, no evidence has yet been presented that would point to an impeachable offense.

Let me help here: Mueller was authorized to investigate a hostile foreign power's massive and deliberate subversion of USA democracy, which it undertook to get Trump elected president.

The Nadler investigation, along with parallel probes into Trump's presidency by the House Oversight and Intelligence committees means that the structure of a political investigation into the President based in Congress is now in place, alongside the legal inquiries led by Mueller and prosecutors in NY and other jurisdictions.

They said Congress has a right to see what Mr. Trump is communicating to foreign leaders and whether he's "acted in the national interest".

The President also used his speech at CPAC to knock back accusations that his firing of Comey was an attempt to shut down the Russian Federation investigation and therefore fits the definition of obstruction of justice.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher, reporting from Oxon Hill, Maryland said the conference "is really about Donald Trump energising his base".

Cohen has admitted paying hush money to two women - porn actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal - during the 2016 presidential campaign for their silence regarding alleged extramarital affairs with Trump.

"What we've done together has never been done in the history, may be of beyond our country".

Vice President Mike Pence, during his speech to the group on Friday, looked back at past successes and shared a call to action for the future.

"So now we're waiting for a report, and we'll find out who we're dealing with", Trump said, adding: "We're waiting for a report by people that weren't elected". "Free speech", said Trump.

"I think the New Green Deal or whatever the hell they call it - the Green New Deal - I encourage it", Trump said mockingly as he wound up for a round of exaggeration.

"Show me where the president did anything to be impeached.Nadler is setting the framework now that the Democrats are not to believe the Mueller report", he said.

He also said that Comey was sacked because he was "a bad, bad guy", CNN said.

Trump also addressed his nuclear disarmament summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, which ended abruptly this week without an agreement or a joint-statement. "But we're going to initiate proper investigations ... there can be crimes that are impeachable offenses and impeachable offenses that are not crimes".

The chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment has revealed the panel is requesting documents from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russian Federation investigation.

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