Who’s Telling the Truth? Is Anybody? Who Can We Trust?
Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller said so long America with an 8 minute press briefing today--no questions please. Hey Robert, thanks for nothing!
Mueller said his report was all he has to say on the subject of collusion and obstruction and wouldn't be saying anything else. All 448 pages, read 'em and weep.
How convenient. No Mueller appearance before Congress? No opportunity for Republicans to ask the serious and necessary questions about how this whole thing got started, why it continued as long as it did and about 30 hours more of significant inquiry about the phony Steele dossier, the Clinton campaigns involvement with Russia, the possible corruption in the deep state of the Obama administration, etc.? Nope.
SO what did he say? He said the Russians really tried to mess with us and we need to take their actions and their potential for more interference in our elections very seriously. That makes sense but I think we knew that, didn't we?
Everybody says Mueller is such a straight shooter but it seems you have to read between the lines to make sense of some of what he said. Once again he presented his non-traditional backwards approach to the details of obstruction saying, "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. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the President did commit a crime."
Again, Thanks for NOTHING!
This is America Bob. We charge or we don't. We don't speculate about possibilities and leave a cloud of suspicion hanging. WHY would he do that?
USA Today reports that "before leaving the podium, he (Mueller) offered a clearer signal to Congress that lawmakers have the power to make their own judgment about the president's conduct even if he couldn't bring criminal charges".
Mueller graciously reminded Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and the House Democrats about the political option/opportunity. "The Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing," Mueller said, describing the department's rationale for why a president cannot be prosecuted. He did not directly identify that process, but he was referring to the daunting political exercise of impeachment."