Robert Mueller ‘ducked’ I have said here….
But in the throw down of the Mueller Report?
We see a man who led a investigation that was fought by a President and was stymied by continuous lying on every level…
On the technical level Mueller was restrained by Justice Department rules that he could NOT indict the subject of his probes….
As we see more of the report?
We see a man who has laid out a case for the Congress to pick up decide things ….
We see a man , in Mueller, who kinda knew Donald Trump would try thru Rosenstein, Whitaker or now Barr to twist things to cover himself from criminality…..
Even in written questions sent back to Mueller?
Where vague and forgetful…..
Mueller in the end choose to NOT go face to face against the President with a supeonea…
Mueller in the end choose to NOT buck the Justice Department rules, which was NOT a law…
Mueller in the end sprinkled comments in his report that points to criminality all thru his report…
Attorney General William Barr tried to say Trump was off there hook….
Mueller’s people say ‘NO’….
In the end?
It will be thrown back to the politicians….
The House Democrats can vote impeachment in a heartbeat…
The problem for them and the country is that US Senate, who is jury in an impeachment?
Simply does NOT have numbers to convict….
Republican’s have a majority in the Senate…
A conviction requires 60-67 Senate votes…
Any charge to impeach and no guilty vote would probably assure Donald Trump a second term…
A detailed report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III said investigators struggled with both the legal implications of investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice and the motives behind a range of his most alarming actions, from seeking the ouster of officials to ordering a memo that would clear his name.
“The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment,” the report stated. “At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
Since Mueller ended his investigation last month, a central question facing the Justice Department has been why Mueller’s team did not reach a conclusion about whether the president obstructed justice. The issue was complicated, the report said, by two key factors — the fact that, under department practice, a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime, and that a president has a great deal of constitutional authority to give orders to other government employees.
Trump ultimately submitted written answers to the investigators. The special counsel’s office considered them “inadequate” but did not press for an interview because doing so would cause a “substantial delay,” the report says.
The report said investigators felt they had “sufficient evidence to understand relevant events and to make certain assessments without the President’s testimony.”
Trump’s legal team called the report “a total victory” for the president.
“The report underscores what we have argued from the very beginning — there was no collusion — there was no obstruction,” they said.
In their statement, Trump’s lawyers also attacked former leaders at the FBI for opening “a biased, political attack against the President — turning one of our foundational legal standards on its head.”
If Mueller’s report was a victory for the president, it was an ugly one.
The investigators paint a grim, unflattering portrait of a president who believes the Justice Department and the FBI should answer to his orders, even when it comes to criminal investigations.
During a meeting in which the president complained about then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, Trump insisted that past attorneys general had been more obedient to their presidents, referring to the Kennedy brothers and the Obama administration.
“You’re telling me that Bobby and Jack didn’t talk about investigations? Or Obama didn’t tell Eric Holder who to investigate?” Trump told senior White House staffers Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, according to the report.
“Bannon recalled that the President was as mad as Bannon had ever seen him and that he screamed at McGahn about how weak Sessions was,” the report said.
Repeatedly, it appears Trump may have been saved from more serious legal jeopardy by his own staffers, who refused to carry out orders they thought were problematic or legally dangerous….
- These are the 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice committed by Trump, as relayed in the index of Mueller’s report …
The Campaign’s Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump
1. The President’s Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn
2. The President’s Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI’s Russia Investigation
3. Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey
4. The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel
5. The President’s Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel’s Investigation
6. The President’s Efforts to Prevent Disclosure of Emails About the June 9, 2016 Meeting Between Russians and Senior Campaign Officials
7. The President’s Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation
8. The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel
9. The President’s Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [REDACTED DUE TO ONGOING MATTER]
10. The President’s Conduct Involving Michael Cohen
Trump was THAT worried about the Mueller investigation….
The Mueller report cites notes from a Justice Department aide stating when former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told President Trump that a special counsel had been appointed, Trump “slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I’m fucked.’”…
Breaking: Mueller could not clear Trump on obstruction “if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state…however, we are unable to reach that judgment”