The conclusion by the special counsel that President Trump did not conspire with Russia all but assures that Mr. Trump’s political fate will be determined at the ballot box next year — intensifying pressure on Democrats to settle on a candidate and a policy agenda that offers them the best chance to defeat the president.
With House Democrats now far less likely to impeach Mr. Trump, and Senate Republicans certain to resist removing him if they did, the 2020 race will revolve more around his performance in office than how he won in the first place.
That may disappoint some Democrats, who believe that the Russian interference on Mr. Trump’s behalf in the 2016 race makes his presidency illegitimate. But it offers the party a chance to oust him through democratic means that would be harder to dispute, rather than the divisive tactic of impeachment.
So far, the response of most of the candidates to the Mueller report has been to demand that Attorney General William P. Barr release the document in full. But some top Democrats are urging them to move past the report and instead focus on the promises they say he has failed to keep, and highlight their differences with the president on issues like immigration, tax policy and health care.
“Democrats should not focus too much on Mueller,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago said. Pointing to signs in the market that the economy is softening, he added, “The flashing yellow light in front of this president is the bond market and the prospect of a recession.”
The 2020 hopefuls may not need much convincing. On the campaign trail, few of the top-tier Democratic candidates spend much time inveighing about Mr. Trump’s links to Russia.
“I hope this motivates all of us to stay focused on the issues that really impact our lives in the everyday,” Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., said in an interview on MSNBC on Sunday, adding that “part of how we lost our way in 2016 was it was much too much about him and it left a lot of people back home saying, ‘O.K., but nobody’s talking about me.’”
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But many of the presidential candidates had sidestepped questions about impeachment by pointing to the Mueller inquiry and the need to wait for its results. And that stalling tactic is no longer an option.
If they now reject impeachment, that could alienate some in their activist base who are outraged by Mr. Trump’s policies and his deeply polarizing behavior. But to continue to push for a series of inquiries could irritate general election voters who loathe Washington dysfunction.
Republicans moved swiftly on Sunday to portray Democrats as unrelenting Javerts hunting their Jean Valjean, a message that is likely to become central to Mr. Trump’s efforts to further solidify his base over the 19 months leading to the election.
Democratic strategists were not completely disappointed to see the Mueller inquiry come to an end, even if it denied them a political weapon. They now hope liberal activists, and lawmakers, will offer party leaders the latitude to pivot to a more broadly appealing message that can win over some of the voters who only reluctantly supported Mr. Trump in 2016.
“Congress should absolutely fulfill its oversight role by investigating the president’s wrongdoing, but we also have to prosecute the economic case against him,” said Stephanie Cutter, a top aide in former President Barack Obama’s re-election. “Middle-class people are paying more in taxes today because of Trump’s tax bill, and lost jobs because of an egotistical trade war. He doubled our debt, and wasted money on a wall. America is not greater today than it was when he took office. We need to tell that story, too.”
Democratic officials believe there is an obvious model: the sort of kitchen table campaigns that brought the party so much success in last year’s midterm elections.
“We’ve got to run campaigns on health care and taxes and beat Trump on the issues,” said Anne Caprara, who steered Gov. J. B. Pritzker of Illinois to victory last year.
Ms. Caprara said that what helped Mr. Trump in 2016 was the perception that he was an outsider who would disrupt the status quo in a self-dealing capital and revive manufacturing in the Midwest.
“Well, he is a typical politician: He didn’t drain the swamp, and he didn’t bring back the jobs,” she said.
Mr. Trump may enjoy a short-term lift from the conclusion of the report. It will certainly draw his own political base even closer to him, affirming in their minds that he was the victim of overzealous Democrats bent on undermining his presidency. The White House press office pushed that message aggressively Sunday night, saying that Democrats had “slandered” Mr. Trump and that “this should never again happen to an American president.”
But while the deepening bond between conservative voters and Mr. Trump will solidify his political foundation, it will make it harder for Republicans in heavily suburban states and districts to separate themselves from the president next year.
Mr. Trump may have a firmer grip on conservatives, but he and his party are still saddled with the same problem that weighed them down when Democrats picked up 40 seats to gain a majority in the House: The up-for-grabs voters who decide elections cannot abide his incendiary conduct.
And that view will remain fixed so long as the president keeps acting in ways that turn off the political center, no matter the conclusion of the Mueller report or any of the other inquiries swirling around Mr. Trump’s presidency.
“Tomorrow he could call a 5-year-old a curse word,” Ms. Caprara said, “and we’d be onto a new news cycle.”B:
【听】【见】【薄】【欢】【的】【话】，【慕】【寒】【沉】【脸】【色】【顿】【时】【冷】【下】【来】，【眼】【底】【满】【是】【心】【虚】。 【她】【说】【他】【们】【不】【认】【识】…… 【他】【们】【怎】【么】【可】【能】【不】【认】【识】…… 【他】【能】【活】【到】【现】【在】，【全】【都】【是】【因】【为】【遇】【见】【了】【她】。 【可】【慕】【寒】【沉】【没】【想】【到】【的】【是】，【他】【的】【出】【现】【会】【给】【薄】【欢】【带】【去】【那】【么】【多】【的】【不】【幸】。 【若】【不】【是】【他】【遇】【见】【她】，【带】【走】【了】【她】，【她】【妈】【妈】【或】【许】【就】【不】【会】【死】，【她】【也】【不】【会】【被】【送】【回】【薄】【家】【受】【尽】【折】【磨】。
【愉】【快】【的】【周】【末】【即】【将】【到】【来】【了】，【本】【作】【者】【很】【是】【高】【兴】【的】【宣】【布】!【我】【放】【假】【去】【了】! 【这】【两】【天】【我】【都】【不】【会】【登】【录】【作】【家】【助】【手】，【所】【以】【亲】【爱】【的】【读】【者】【们】，【周】【日】【再】【见】。 【拜】【拜】！ 【注】：【其】【实】【呢】【是】【因】【为】【我】【电】【脑】【忘】【记】【带】【回】【来】，【手】【机】【码】【字】【又】【不】【舒】【服】【的】【缘】【故】【所】【以】【才】【断】【的】…… 【好】【吧】，【我】【承】【认】【了】！【我】【懒】【行】【了】【吧】。
【上】【次】【感】【觉】【到】【这】【名】【元】【婴】【期】【修】【士】【出】【现】【之】【后】，【林】【翰】【便】【想】【过】【要】【跟】【他】【见】【一】【面】，【可】【是】【林】【翰】【根】【本】【没】【想】【到】，【他】【才】【刚】【出】【现】，【对】【方】【却】【直】【接】【离】【开】【了】。 【这】【次】【对】【方】【既】【然】【再】【次】【出】【现】，【林】【翰】【当】【然】【无】【论】【如】【何】【也】【要】【跟】【他】【见】【上】【一】【面】【再】【说】。 【要】【不】【然】【的】【话】，【自】【家】【宗】【门】【外】【面】【老】【是】【蹲】【着】【这】【样】【一】【个】【修】【为】【高】【深】【的】【老】【怪】【物】，【恐】【怕】【谁】【都】【不】【会】【安】【心】。 【林】【翰】【身】【影】【冲】【出】【护】【山】【大】管家婆马报2018091“【凌】【若】【溪】【女】【士】！【我】【们】【可】【以】【十】【分】【负】【责】【任】【地】【说】，【您】【是】【健】【康】【的】！”【那】【位】【医】【生】【的】【脸】【上】【带】【着】【属】【于】【政】【府】【公】【文】【一】【般】【的】【庄】【重】【和】【严】【肃】。 【哦】！ 【凌】【若】【溪】【从】【沉】【思】【中】【清】【醒】【过】【来】。 “【所】【以】【说】！【恭】【喜】【您】！”【两】【位】【医】【生】【同】【时】【走】【上】【前】【来】，【笑】【着】【向】【凌】【若】【溪】【道】【喜】！ “【可】【是】！【我】【有】【点】【儿】【不】【敢】【相】【信】――” 【困】【惑】【自】【己】【十】【多】【年】【的】【那】【种】【病】【居】【然】【在】【不】【知】【不】【觉】
【白】【小】【柔】【的】【行】【李】【最】【后】【还】【是】【被】【季】【娅】【给】【运】【回】【了】【季】【朝】【的】【别】【墅】【里】。 “【小】【柔】！【我】【今】【天】【表】【现】【的】【不】【过】【分】【吧】！”【季】【娅】【一】【回】【到】【别】【墅】【就】【拉】【着】【白】【小】【柔】【问】。 【白】【小】【柔】【揉】【揉】【太】【阳】【穴】，【回】【了】【句】，“【不】【过】【分】，【都】【说】【了】【你】【是】【本】【色】【出】【演】【了】！” 【季】【娅】【一】【听】，【立】【刻】【松】【开】【拉】【着】【白】【小】【柔】【的】【手】，【冲】【她】【翻】【了】【个】【白】【眼】【说】，“【我】【说】【了】【我】【是】【好】【人】，【是】【良】【家】【少】【女】，【是】【你】【和】【我】【哥】
【第】【三】【百】【七】【十】【章】 【对】【于】【割】【喉】【者】，【齐】【小】【年】【可】【是】【没】【什】【么】【好】【印】【象】【的】，【毕】【竟】【他】【第】【一】【次】【得】【知】【这】【个】【名】【字】【的】【时】【候】，【就】【是】【在】【他】【去】【自】【由】【阵】【线】【大】【楼】【的】【时】【候】，【那】【会】【儿】【刚】【好】【遇】【到】【了】【凶】【杀】【事】【件】，【被】【袭】【击】【的】【都】【是】【灵】【能】【者】，【而】【凶】【手】【就】【是】【这】【个】【被】【称】【作】【割】【喉】【者】，【但】【并】【不】【知】【道】【他】【的】【真】【实】【名】【字】，【甚】【至】【没】【有】【人】【见】【过】【他】【的】【真】【面】【目】。 【而】【且】【让】【齐】【小】【年】【印】【象】【更】【加】【深】【刻】【的】【时】【候】
“【可】【是】【你】【还】【没】【说】，【你】【怎】【么】【能】【抵】【御】【黑】【暗】【力】【量】【的】【控】【制】，【而】【且】【还】【没】【被】【看】【出】【破】【绽】？” “【你】【还】【记】【得】，【你】【曾】【经】【去】【师】【傅】【那】【里】【借】【过】【什】【么】？” 【冰】【蓝】【一】【惊】：“【冥】【虚】【混】【沌】【镜】！” “【师】【傅】【临】【走】【前】，【把】【它】【留】【给】【了】【我】，【而】【你】【那】【时】【见】【到】【的】，【是】【师】【傅】【留】【下】【的】【影】【子】，【因】【为】【神】【器】【的】【力】【量】，【反】【转】【了】【黑】【暗】【侵】【蚀】【我】【的】【心】，【现】【在】【你】【明】【白】【了】【吧】！” 【冰】【蓝】【点】【点】