"I'm not persecuting. It's news. I need to give you some news right now because I haven't told anyone before. But since you asked and I has thought of this: Impeachment is so divisive for the country that, unless there is something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartite, I do not think we should go down that path because it shares the land. . "
What will be interesting to see in the coming weeks and months is, if 2020 presidential candidates – many of whom have already called for Trump's assault – go back the rhetoric a little, or whether they will double because of what the base wants.
"So we have a report due to the particular accuser any day now. Understand that this study by Mr Mueller has already produced – I believe that there are 34 charges or This is a serious investigation, we must protect him in the completion of this report, and then the report must be made public to the American people. When we get it, we will know what to do with it. " Which, if you play together at home, is not a direct answer.
Point : Watch for more 2020 democrats begin hedging – a la Warren – on criminal prosecution. Polling suggests Democrats are significantly less hyped about the prospect than they were even six months ago.