His first time?
He struck out….
I actually said he ducked…..
His investigation on the Donald Trump campaign and search crimes and misdemeanours found at least 10 possibles….
But it appears that Mueller, was hesitant to put himself in position of accusing a Sitting President of wrong doing….He did NOT have indict Trump…He nearly had to say ….’Yes….His actions meet the test for illegality ‘….He would not do so….
He has used the Department of Justice opinion that a sitting President is immune to the Federal criminal statues as a crutch….
With William Barr as Attorney General?
There will no harm done to Trump legally from the Justice Dept.
But there is more….
Almost ALL members of Congress Republicans AND Democrats admit they have NOT read the 400+ page report in its entirety ….
They don’t seem to want to go any further than Mueller….
Here’s the bottom line….
The Republicans have a majority in the US Senate the place that would have to vote to uphold charges handed down by the Democratic majority House…AS has been the routine for the last 2 years +?…..Republicans support almost ANYTHING Donald Trump does….They are NOT gonna vote him out of office….And?…There are about 3 Democrats in the Senate that wouldn’t vote against Trump either….
We are gonna see ANOTHER media buildup of Robert Mueller ….
He will appear and answer question before two Democratic controlled House committee’s….
Republicans will do Trump’s bidding by trying to put their own government’s FBI and intelligence community on trial…..
Donald Trump will be worried for the next few days and will have a bad day Wednesday….
Mueller will spend the day trying to avoid saying an American President in office is guilty of crimes…
And in the end?
Nothing is gonna change….
America does NOT kick it’s President’s out office…..
Trump was right….
He CAN do just about ANYTHING he wants….
He OWNS the cops and jury……
Mueller is scheduled to appear Wednesday before hearings of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, where he will face questions from the panels’ Democrats regarding the contents of his report on the findings of his 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations that the president obstructed justice.
Republican lawmakers, however, are expected to question Mueller about alleged bias within his team of federal prosecutors, including anti-Trump sentiments expressed in text messages exchanged between FBI agent Peter Strzok and attorney Lisa Page during the bureau’s separate probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. Mueller removed Strzok from the team investigating Russian election interference after the messages surfaced….
The NY Times has a list of questions that are bound to be asked of Mueller….
Mueller has said he will be sticking to his reports’ wordings….
Were Robert S. Mueller III ever to tell the inside story of his investigation, much of America would most likely come to a standstill to hear what he had to say. There is virtually no chance that will happen when he testifies for about five hours before two congressional committees this week. It took weeks of negotiations just to persuade him to show up. He has already said that his testimony won’t go beyond what is in the 448-page report he delivered, and he urged people to read it.
But even members of Congress admit that they have only skimmed it. And even if all Mr. Mueller does is quote from his report, his words will be carefully analyzed, from the points he chooses to highlight to the inflections of his voice. Before the hearings, we pose some of the many lingering questions about his two-year investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and whether President Trump obstructed justice by trying to interfere with it, along with what we know or not about the answers.
Why didn’t you subpoena the president?
The Mueller report says his prosecutors did not want to delay the investigation at a late stage with a subpoena fight that could drag on. They also thought they had “substantial” information from other witnesses that allowed them to assess the president’s actions. Nonetheless, not subpoenaing Mr. Trump was one of Mr. Mueller’s most controversial decisions because it arguably allowed the president to evade hard questions without real political damage.
Do you believe President Trump cooperated with your investigation?
After more than a year of negotiations, the president refused to be questioned by prosecutors. He also refused to answer any questions related to allegations of obstruction of justice or to the presidential transition period. He submitted written replies to questions, but they revealed little.
Do you think the president was candid in his responses?
The prosecutors asked Mr. Trump more than 65 written questions, including follow-ups. Although he has professed to have the “world’s greatest memory,” Mr. Trump said more than 30 times that he had no recollection. For instance, he said he did not recall any communications with Roger J. Stone Jr., a friend and former campaign adviser now facing criminal charges, in the six months preceding the election. When prosecutors complained that his answers were “inadequate,” they were rebuffed.
If Mr. Trump were an ordinary citizen, would you have found that there was sufficient evidence to charge him with obstruction of justice?
This is probably the most burning question for Mr. Mueller, but good luck getting him to answer it. His report cites a 2000 opinion by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel which states that a sitting president cannot be criminally charged. Given that, the prosecutors never analyzed whether the evidence against Mr. Trump amounted to a prosecutable case. Still, one would assume the team discussed it, at least informally.
You and Attorney General William P. Barr apparently differ on whether you could have, and should have, decided whether the president committed a crime. Mr. Barr has said he was surprised you did not. How do you respond?
Some Mueller defenders note that if Mr. Barr was disappointed with how Mr. Mueller ended his investigation, he could have just ordered him to come to a conclusion. Asked about that, Mr. Barr told The New York Times this month that Mr. Mueller had a lot of time to think about his approach, and “I wasn’t going to try to bully him into doing something different.”
Did you intend for your report to serve as a referral for Congress for possible impeachment proceedings?
The report says that accusing the president of a crime would not only inhibit the president’s ability to govern, but could “potentially pre-empt constitutional processes for addressing presidential misconduct.” A footnote cites the Constitution’s impeachment clauses. One interpretation is Mr. Mueller felt it was his job to gather evidence, and Congress’s job to decide whether and how to hold Mr. Trump accountable.