Robert Mueller stood up and dropped this bombshell about impeaching Trump
Robert Mueller finally went there.
The special counsel ended his silence with a heavily promoted press conference.
And Robert Mueller stood in front of the cameras and dropped this bombshell about impeaching Donald Trump.
Mueller did not add any new information to his report with his press conference.
Instead, Mueller used the event to emphasize that it is Congress’s duty to impeach the President.
“The opinion says that the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting President of wrongdoing,” Mueller declared.
Mueller was not appointed to make impeachment recommendations.
The special counsel had a specific and narrow mandate on a criminal investigation.
If he wasn’t going to charge President Trump with any crime, then silence should have been his only response.
That is because in America you are innocent until proven guilty.
But according to Robert Mueller, Trump had to prove his innocence because Mueller began his investigation with an assumption of guilty on the President’s behalf.
“As set forth in our report, after that investigation, if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller declared.
Mueller’s performance violated numerous prosecutorial guideline and norms.
Prosecutors do not lay out the case – as Mueller did on obstruction of justice – if they are not charging an individual with a crime.
Doing so smears the subject because they never get a chance to clear their name in court.
Secondly, prosecutors are not tasked with “exonerating” subjects.
They bring charges or they don’t.
When a prosecutor does not bring charges it means there is no case.
Mueller essentially said he would not bring a criminal case against Trump, but that the President was guilty anyway.