Robert Mueller announced that he is stepping down as special counsel while destroying Trump’s claims of no collusion and no obstruction.
Mueller said, “The report has two parts, addressing the two main issues we were asked to investigate. The first volume details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign’s response to this activity, as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy. And in a second volume, the report describes the results and analysis of our obstruction of justice investigation involving the president. The order appointing the special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. And we conducted that investigation, and we kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of the progress of our work. And as set forth in the report after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
Mueller makes it clear that no collusion no obstruction is not accurate
A claim not having sufficient evidence to prove a broader conspiracy is not the same as no collusion. Mueller admitted that he couldn’t by DOJ opinion indict Trump so that his intention was to turn over the obstruction of justice case to Congress. Mueller was still a DOJ employee who was speaking at a DOJ event, so he was not going to drop any bombs, but what he did say was very damaging to Trump, William Barr, and their lie-filled efforts to spin his report.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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