Mueller Speaks: Trump Weeps: Impeachment Hearings Are Called For

Mueller spoke out about his investigation. Trump’s weak weeping response was: “Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.”

There was that statement by Mueller that “there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy” between the Trump campaign’s response to Russian attempts to interfere with the election.  But that was only part of the story because the insufficiency of the evidence came about because of the evidence that Trump obstructed the investigation.

Trump suggests that makes him innocent. I suppose that’s like Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) saying he is innocent of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi because there is insufficient evidence. Of course there was because MBS made sure those who could give the evidence were unable to do so. Trump’s innocence is equivalent to Khashoggi’s.

Mueller though said much more. Let’s see how he ended: “And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American. . . .”   That brought us back to the first part of his statement where he spelled out how it was “alleged by the grand jury in an indictment, Russian intelligence officers who are part of the Russian military, launched a concerted attack on our political system . . . .a private Russian entity engaged in a social media operation, where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to influence an election.” 

I seems to me Trump has no intention of doing anything about this. He is leaving America open to further attacks. It is hard to understand why his supporters think this is all right. Trump still denies there was Russian interference. The only reason he does I assume is he wants to pretend that Russia played no role in his election. Any fair-minded person knows that it did.

The most important thing about Mueller’s statement was his talking about obstruction of justice. In telling us this he points out how Attorney General Barr was lying about his actions. Barr has said in speaking of the Mueller report and defending his action in saying there was no obstruction of justice that: “Federal prosecutors work with grand juries to collect evidence to determine whether a crime has been committed. Once a prosecutor has exhausted his investigation into the facts of a case, he or she faces a binary choice: either to commence or to decline prosecution. . . . But at the end of the day, the federal prosecutor must decide yes or no.”

Barr knew that was not true in the case of a special prosecutor investigating a president. When investigating a president he does so because “it is important to preserve evidence while memories are fresh and documents available.”  Once that is done, Mueller faced a binary choice but not the one Barr suggested a prosecutor would face. He could decline prosecution or he could make the evidence available to others. Mueller said the Constitution and Justice Department rules prevented him commencing a prosecution.

We do know he did not decline prosecution. He said: “if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” He lacked that confidence so he could not decline prosecution. Therefore what is left is that he believes there is enough evidence for someone to consider a prosecution but as a member of the Justice Department he cannot bring the prosecution.

Unlike what Trump said in saying the case is closed, Mueller said, “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.”  No wonder Trump is weeping.  Mueller has called upon Congress to act on his report by conducting a hearing into whether Trump should be impeached.

There is no choice now. Multiple instances of possible obstruction of justice are set out in Mueller’s report. Mueller can’t indict; but Congress can impeach. It is its duty to do so.

 

20 thoughts on “Mueller Speaks: Trump Weeps: Impeachment Hearings Are Called For

  1. Initiating impeachment proceedings against whom no conclusion of wrongdoing was found after forty million dollars and two years of intensive investigation is a WASTE OF TIME, and will only be fodder for the leftist media in America to continue its debacle of reportage fraught with biases and hatred.
    THE CASE IS OVER.
    STOP WASTING THE TAXPAYERS TIME AND MONEY
    THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO EDUCATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BETTER THINGS TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT

    HOW ABOUT CONGRESS CONVENE MORE HEARINGS ON THE DRUG ABUSE EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA, ON SUICIDE PREVENTION, ON IMPROVING HEALTH, LESSENING CANCER, IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE, AVOIDING WAR, KEEPING CLEAN THE M STREET BEACH, PRESERVING THE CAPE COD DUNES

    THERE’S WORK TO BE DONE IN AMERICA, SOCIALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY, MEDICALLY, PUBLIC HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, ARTISTICALLY, MUSICALLY, COMMUNALLY, NEIGHBORLY, WITH IMMIGRANTS, ALONG THE BORDER, preventing wars

    stop wasting time, you Jihadi Javerts of the world, who think you’re on some sort of Crusade

  2. Just thought I would interject something here. Its nice to see President Bonespurs’ friend in North Korea runs his country like The Apprentice. But instead of firing people that don’t perform well he fires at them. The creodont in The White House takes him at his word. You can’t make this shit up.

    1. President Trump is trying to assuage and massage the President of North Korea into giving up his nuclear weapons. Others, Clinton, Obama, have tried and failed to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula. It is tough, a hard war with millions of deaths, over 50,000 Americans, was fought there, don’t forget . . . .you got an easy answer?

      1. Two other things, Savin Hill Billy.

        One; There is no war in the Korean peninsula.

        Two; Assuaging and massaging the President of North Korea on any level for any reason is absolute cowardice. Standing up for our American beliefs is not saying, “Kim said he didn’t know that the American student Otto Warmbier was in custody in his country. I totally believe him. He is quite honest with me.” Kim murdered an American. A healthy, young, intelligent American student. “The buck stops here!” Remember? Apparently you support Bonespurs no matter what. You don’t bother to think. You just follow and let logic wander out of your thought process. Our country’s biggest failure is that it allowed so many people to think like you and follow The Pied Piper into the river.

  3. What a never never land Americans live in. Did we “collude” against Allende (there’s a euphemism for you)? Did we collude against Hawk in Australia, Ortega in Nicaragua etc?
    Give me a break.

    1. Hutch, Individual Americans, American businessmen, American businesses and American Government Employees (Defense, State, CIA, Armed Services) never collude with, conspire with foreigners, nor attack, invade, occupy foreign countries, nor ever attempt to influence foreign elections nor others’ foreign policies. It’s a Mortal Sin only when foreign countries or foreign individuals attempt to influence what we do, and some American politician, left or right, squawks: Off with their heads!
      We Americans who became teenagers in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, or 1990s, know these things for a fact.
      I’m not so sure the Millennials are so sure, or even care.

      1. Bill, Americans believe that when the US invades another country, a piece of Wyoming drops into Hanoi. No Americans are involved. A piece of the West now inhabits VietNam.

        Look it up.

  4. Mueller, like his pal Comey, is that type of Federal prosecutor who try to convey that they are above politics. Did you ever work for a prosecutor whose standard for declining prosecution was “confidence that the (person) did not commit a crime?”

    1. Brian. Never heard of it. And to put the frosting on the cake: “Who else of the hundreds of persons that Mueller investigated did he write, “We are confident Mr. X did not commit a crime?” And how many times did he write it?
      Let’s get the MULE-headed Mueller on the stand and ask how often he has read an investigator’s or prosecutor’s report which stated, “We are confident Mr. X did not commit a crime?”
      Is that how American Justice Works? Prosecutors/Investigators are to ABSOLVE, declare INNOCENCE . . . .I thought only Juries declared Guilty or Not Guilty . . . .and with Congress, Congress decides to Impeach or decides not to impeach.
      Even Congress doesn’t declare persons innocent in America.

      Muellar and Comey put themselves above the law, above the Constitution, above politics, above the Amrican Way . . .they are power abusers.

      And I’ve heard lawyers credibly allege Muellar withheld exculpatory evidence (Fitzie’s testimony) in the John Connolly case.

      Muellar, the biased team he assembled, his reliance on liberal media, his past greenlighting of abuses of power, his likely withholding of exculpatory evidence, his clear usurpation of power and authority in writing a letter after the fact to Barr (a letter he knew would be leaked) substituting his unofficial judgement for that of the Attorney General (as Comey unlawfully assumed the role of AG), his invention of a new standard of guilt and innocence in America, (a declaration of innocence “we cannot with certainty declare the accused has committed no crime”etc, etc, all prove he is a FED POWER ABUSER.

  5. Muellar is so full of MALARKEY.
    YES, CONGRESS IS THE ENTITY THAT “INDICTS” IMPEACHES A PRESIDENT.
    But there was no rule that prevented him from writing that he found sufficient evidence to support a charge of COLLUSION with the RUSSIANS (THAT IS WHAT HE WAS HIRED TO DO) and no rule that prevented him from writing that he found sufficient evidence to support a charge of collusion/
    Again, MUELLAR wants us to believe that he is constrained from saying the President LIKELY committed a crime, but not constrained from insinuating in writing and verbally the President MAY HAVE committed a crime.
    Muellar is talking out of both sides of his mouth . . . .the fact is, He did his job with his highly biased team and he came to two conclusions: NO COLLUSION, and NO CONCLUSION on obstruction.
    His report comes to NO CONCLUSION on obstruction, when IN FACT nothing constrained him from concluding in writing that obstruction likely did occur.

    Muellar had his shot . . .he should have shut up afterwards . . . .he should not have written that 4 page letter to BARR . . .that LETTER was an abuse of power . . . .it was an attempt to substitute his INTERPRETATION for the sitting ATTORNEY GENERALS . . .it was an attempt to USURP the role of the ATTORNEY GENERAL

    Now, Muellar is apparently trying to AMPLIFY or REWRITE his report . . . .another abuse of power

    Muellar’s job was over when his Report was submitted . . . .the Muellar report did indeed EXONERATE the PRESIDENT

    Muellar has his shot to accuse . . . .and he failed to do so

    THINK ONE MORE TIME . . . .IF MUELLAR HAD FOUND THE PRESIDENT COLLUDED, CONSPIRED CRIMINALLY WITH THE RUSSIANS, DO YOU THINK HE WOULD STAND AT A PODIUM AND SAY A DOJ RULE PREVENTS ME FROM ACCUSING A SITTING PRESIDENT?
    IT WAS HIS JOB TO ACCUSE, IF HE FOUND EVIDENCE,

    OF COURSE, THE DEVIOUSNESS RESIDES IN HIS CLAIM THAT HE COULDN’T CHARGE . . . .CONGRESS CHARGES . . .OF COURSE CONGRESS IMPEACHES . . . .BUT IT WAS HIS JOB TO ACCUSE, AND HE FAILED TO DO SO

    CASE CLOSED

    1. Sadly it appears you did not read the report. Why don’t you do it. Why don’t you see that in it he does not exonerate Trump.

      1. I didn’t realize it was the job of the prosecutor to exonerate. I thought the prosecutor just made a call on whether or not to charge.

      2. SADLY, MATT, it is you who should re-read the Constitution and Founding Fathers . . . innocent until proven guilty . . .in AMERICA . . .

        President Trump speaks in the language of a businessman, an ordinary salt of the earth man, not A LAWYER. TRUMP speaks like TRUMAN.
        Lawyers try to trip him up. Like Comey who changed his underlings’ report finding Hillary of GROSS NEGLIGENCE ( a clear statutory crime) Comey changed it to its synonym EXTREMELY CARELESS and the corruptly assuming the role of prosecutor, ATTORNEY GENERAL, declared HE would not prosecute Hillary, rather than referring his FINDINGS/RECOMMENDATIONS/CONCLUSIONS to THE A.G. for a decision whether to prosecute or not.

        Muellar’s report in laymen’s terms did exonerate Trump. No Collusion. No conclusion on obstruction.

        Sadly MATT, you do not apprehend the U.S. Consitution . . . .INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW ….as for Congress, INNOCENT UNTIL IMPEACHED…..and it takes the House and Senate to Impeach a President

        NO PROSECUTOR/INVESTIGATOR “EXONERATES”

        Judges and juries find a person GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY …..that is it

        Congress IMPEACHES or does not impeach . . . .that is it

        PUBLIC SERVANTS (JUDGES, CONGRESSMEN, PROSECUTORS) are constitutionally bound as are ALL AMERICANS to recognize an American Citizen is INNOCENT until PROVEN GUILTY . . .

        THE BIASED, MULE-HEADED MUELLAR’S “REPORT” CONCLUDED (1) NO COLLUSION (2) NO CONCLUSION ON OBSTRUCTION . . .

        NO CONCLUSION ON OBSTRUCTION ends the case!!!!!!!

        P.S. CONGRESS CAN DO WHAT IT WANTS VIS A VIS PRESIDENT TRUMP . . . CONGRESS DOES NOT NEED MUELLAR’S REPORT TO BEGIN AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING . . . .MANY IN CONGRESS, AND YOU MATT AS I RECALL, WERE CALLING FOR THE IMPEACHMENT AND REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP long ago, long before any Muellar Report was issued.

        A SUGGESTION: WHY NOT READ THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS SOWELL, PAT BUCHANAN, THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, the late great BILL BUCKLEY, THOMAS PAINE, JEFFERSON, ADAMS AND THE FRAMERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
        I read the biased NYT and Globe and W. Post . . .I regard lightly most of what I read there, recognizing the leftist biases.
        But why not open your mind to all the great Conservative writers, scholars, at the Conservative Think Tanks, and great conservative columnists, who do not share your liberal views?

        1. “President Trump speaks in the language of a businessman, an ordinary salt of the earth man, not A LAWYER. TRUMP speaks like TRUMAN.”

          I don’t particularly like to use caps as a form of emphasis…..but this IS the funniest thing you have EVER typed on this blog.

  6. Matt’s illogic is colossally towering: Matt writes, ” insufficiency of the evidence came about because of the evidence that Trump obstructed the investigation.” NO ONE ON PLANET EARTH alleges that the insufficiency of evidence on ANY CHARGE (RUSSIAN COLLUSION, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE) was due to TRUMP’S obstruction of justice.
    Muellar’s report referencing nine areas where obstruction may have occurred. The AG and Rosenstein determined that evidence was weak, insufficient to bring any charge.

    Muellar says he was constrained from bringing an obstruction of justice charge because of an existing DOJ rule that a president cannot be criminally charged. So, we are to believe that rule does not hamper someone from alleging a president MAY HAVE committed a crime, but prevents someone from saying a president did commit or there was sufficient evidence he did commit a crime.

    Here’s where Muellar true B.S. shows . . .he was hired to determine whether the President criminally conspired, colluded, with the Russians to fix the campaing. Now, he claims even if he found that, he would have been constrained by that DOJ rule that says a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime.

    Muellar, a liberal Republican in the Bill Weld, Mitt Romney mold, assembled an all-liberal pro-Dem, pro-Hillary team of biased Investigators (not one republican, not one conservative) to investigate Trump and in Muellar’s report he cites the highly biased and disreputable and Trump-hating CNN, NYT, Wash Post 200 times. Muellar’s biases are glaring from the get go and still he finds nothing.

    Barr issues his summary of the report. Muellar writes a 4 page rebuttal, knowing that would be released (LEAKED) to his pals in the LEFTIST MEDIA.

    IT IS ALL FARCICAL.

    lOOK AT THE ALLEGATIONS OF OBSTRUCTION . . .THEY ARE LAUGHABLE . . . .AND, of course, Trump denies the underlying facts and allegations of some . . . Clinton didn’t deny anything . . .Clinton was caught red handed

    Trump is an innocent man, railroaded by the leftists in media and Congress.

    The TRUE VILLAINY HERE WAS THE GOVERNMENT, FBI, INTEL AGENCIES, ATTEMPT TO OVERTURN THE RESULTS OF AN AMERICAN ELECTION.

    WHO TRULY COLLUDED WITH THE RUSSIANS. HILLARY, WHO PAID FOR THE STEELE DOSSIER. HOW MUCH $$ DID BILL AND HILLARY GET FROM THE RUSKIES AND THEIR ALLIES . . . .URANIUM . . . .

    Finally, consider this. I SAW A REPORT, on tv and in the printed press, that said the entire amount of money spent by RUSSIANS on advertisements (neutral ads critical of domestic issues basically) was $160,000 . . . .compare that paltry sum to the Hillary Clinton campaign which spent $2,000,000,000 . . .that’s right, two billion

    Did some Russians try to interfere in our election? Yes/ and their impact was virtually NIL.

    Did the US spent 5 billion dollars to “re-orient” the Ukrainians to US and NATO positions, ideologies? Yes!

    Did the British spend money and send persons to the US to help the HIllary Clinton campaign? Yes.

    GET REAL

    1. Simple question: What was Trump obstructing? The Daytona 500? The NCAA playoffs? Or was it Mueller’s Russian investigation.

      1. Trump was not obstructing anything
        Muellar offered evidence of obstruction, most of it really weak, and Muellar concluded based on his own intensive two years of investigation that he could not come to any CONCLUSION on obstruction.

        what President Trump, a layman, not a lawyer, was doing was reacting as any layman would to what he perceived were GROSS MISCARRIAGES OF JUST, GROSS ABUSES OF POWER, AN UNFAIR, HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED, TARGET ATTACK AGAINST HIMSELF . .

        In his layman’s mind, President Trump was trying to OBSTRUCT INJUSTICES

        EVERY AMERICAN, WHEN CONFRONTED WITH POWER ABUSING FEDS, FED PROSECUTORS, FED BLACK ROBES, FED LEAKERS, AND POWER ABUSING STATE PROSECUTORS, POWER ABUSING STATE JUDGES, POWER ABUSING STATE CLERKS, should stand up and freely without fear of hesitation do everything within their power to OBSTRUCT THE INJUSTICE,

        SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE POWER ABUSING OBSTRUCTERS OF JUSTICE, the three-piece suited and black-robed wolves in sheep’s clothing, the public servants who abuse power, like Comey and Muellar and the Jihadi Javerts in the Federal Prosecutors Office in Boston these last several decades, and their aiders and abettors in the Federal Judiciary and Federal Clerks’ Offices . . .

        To learn more, read mine and Walkowski’s six or seven books in toto, on the state of the law in the Boston area and beyond since forced busing (Paul Walkowski’s brilliant Affirmative Action/Affirmative Discrimination, Paul and mine From Trial Court on the St Pat’s Parade case, and start with mine The Fix, the Corruption of Massachusetts Courts and Agencies

        As Danny Ryan, Redskin, from Savin Hill, often said in Poker to his fellow players, laying down a game winning hand, a straight flush, “Read em and weep.”

    1. GOK:. It’s the Constitution. Win or lose given the Mueller findings Confess really had no choice. Starting an impeachment is a way to gather evidence and educate Americans .

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