Mueller said Congress could impeach Trump for his thought crimes

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The released and redacted Mueller report left an opening for House Democrats to impeach the President based on the President verbalizing some actions that would obstruct justice if his staff had followed that direction. He said the President didn’t obstruct because no one would do it. That’s his opinion.

The report is divided into two volumes: 207 pages on collusion, and 241 on obstruction.

The 448-page document was littered with redactions but notably says that the special counsel did not clear Trump, saying: “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would state so.”

“Based on the facts and applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

Mueller says: “The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.”

Mueller used a very broad interpretation of obstruction, which Barr did not.

TRUMP THOUGHT HE WAS “F*ED”

The report paints a picture of an angry President Trump who went outside official channels, voicing his frustration at the Russia investigation from the beginning of his presidency.

When Mueller was appointed, Trump allegedly ranted: “I’m f***ed. This is the end of my presidency.” The left says this proves he knew he was guilty.

However, the President repeatedly referred to his own innocence and had no motive to obstruct.

That quote by itself could be seen by many as proof of guilt. And many news outlets, including MSNBC’s Julia Ainsley, USA Today, Reuters and Shep Smith at Fox reported that, stopping there.

But Trump’s follow-up lines made clear why he was bothered: “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

When you just look at the first part, it sounds like Trump is worried about getting caught. When you look at the rest of his comments, he appears more worried that he can’t be effective with an investigation dogging him.

Trump’s anger and frustration were what Barr considered when it came to an obstruction charge and intent.

The bottom line is the special counsel was never impeded.

The President tweeted this:

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  1. According to the report The Russians posted some information and opinion on Facebook in an attempt to influence users/voters to believe information and/or vote one way or the other. But just TV-style political advertising using the media of the internet. It is not illegal, and if played out on TV it is considered quite normal……This is a pure and glaring case of Mediaphobia.

  2. The underlying principle the Commiecrats are attempting to force upon this nation is that the President serves at the will of the Congress, not the people.

      • Gfreg, you are such a profound LibTard by ignoring the second part of my comment. I bet you got a A+ at the Josef Goebbels School of Journalism and Propaganda.

  3. What we are hearing, and reading, all over the place is a great deal of innuendo, inference, speculation, and just overall idiocy. The focus on the “I’m screwed” and the subsequent clarifying remarks turned out to be a prophetic insight. Indeed, the Republicans in Congress were wary in pushing the President’s agenda. Many seemed convinced he did “collude” with Russia and thwarted legislation he proposed.

    Under the circumstances we should demand answers why those Republicans in Congress withheld certain facts that were known Before the re-authorization of FISA, and were only released after the vote. If they believed Trump “was” a Russian agent, then no doubt what happened under FISA was “justified”. Of course now we have a clearer understanding of how out-of-bounds the entire process was and the same situation can occur again. With all that is now revealed, including this report, it is incumbent upon the President to release ALL the information in unclassified form. Why should the public be restricted to Only what the Mueller team has so conveniently construed.

  4. Mueller fabricated evidence against a man who was in prison for murder, and Mueller intentionally kept the man there after it was clear beyond a reasonable doubt that the man did not commit the murder. The Government paid out millions because of it, but the man DIED IN PRISON.
    Mueller ruined an innocent man whom he falsely accused publicly of being the unabomber.
    Mueller was involved in the Whitey Bulger scam where Mueller assisted Whitey in getting his girlfriend new breasts and escaping to Southern California.
    Mueller is one of those guys of whom every Marine should be ashamed of, he is a NAZI.

  5. Mueller is a partisan Democrat who just won’t give up when he’s wrong. That’s not in his genes even if he has to fabricate a crime. Just ask Martha Stewart, General Michael Flynn and Richard Jewell. Difference is they caught the actual Atlanta bomber before they could fabricate evidence or a crime against Jewell. And Trump has enough stature that Mueller wouldn’t dare charge him with a crime he didn’t commit but he and others tried and still are.

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