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Speaking from the Justice Department Wednesday morning, Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced the closing of his office and reitterated the findings of the Russia investigation. In the process, he created even more confusion about his finding and fueled further speculation about why President Donald Trump was not charged with a crime.
Way to go there, Special Counsel Mueller! You sure you don’t want to smash a few pieces of furniture, punch some holes in the drywall, and pull the fire alarm on your way out of the building?
In his comments Wednesday, Mueller underscored his contention in his report that there “was not sufficient evidence to charge a conspiracy” over whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
Aha! So the President and his campaign did NOT commit a crime!
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said.
Aha! So the President and his campaign probably didn’t commit a crime, but they might have maybe committed a crime!
This guy Mueller’s got all the credibility of “Encyclopedia Brown” at this point.
“What I took away from what Mueller just said is that Nancy Pelosi is going to have an extremely difficult time holding off the portion of her caucus who want to impeach Trump – or at least start formal proceedings.
What [Mueller] did is he basically said, ‘We are not exonerating the President on obstruction of justice, but we’re also not saying he committed a crime because we are prohibited from saying such a thing. And therefore, it is up to others under the constitution to look into that.’ And there’s obviously at this point Congress and the impeachment process.
So while Mueller did not say Trump committed obstruction – he didn’t even say there was sufficient evidence – he basically said ‘that’s for Congress.’ Therefore, my big takeaway from this is that I don’t see how Nancy Pelosi keeps on plugging the dyke on the calls to start formal impeachment proceedings.”
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