Robert Mueller did the one thing that left Nancy Pelosi’s jaw on the ground
Nancy Pelosi begged Democrats to hold their impeachment fire until Robert Mueller submitted his final report.
That day finally arrived.
And Mueller’s report contained the one thing that left Nancy Pelosi’s jaw on the ground.
Democrats and the media were initially furious when they found out Robert Mueller’s report included definitive conclusions that he found no evidence of collusion with Russia.
But they moved past sorrow to latch onto the next anti-Trump narrative.
That’s because the Mueller report included ten episodes where prosecutors laid out what they believe were acts that could have constituted obstruction of justice.
The Justice Department considered President Donald Trump’s frustrations about media and political speculation about the Russia investigation when deciding whether to charge him with obstructing the probe, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his Russia investigation recounts 10 episodes involving Trump and questions of obstruction of justice, Barr said. After reviewing the information gathered by Mueller, the top Justice Department official and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge the president with obstructing the probe into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.
The special counsel himself did not weigh in on obstruction, and noted that the report “does not exonerate” Trump, Barr previously said in a summary of the report. A redacted version of the approximately 400-page document is expected to be released after Barr’s remarks.
This was a gift to Pelosi.
Mueller declined to bring criminal charges for obstruction of justice.
Instead he threw out political catnip the Democrats can use for impeachment proceedings or to damage President Trump as he runs for re-election in 2020.