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Sunday, July 07, 2019

"Special Counsel Robert Mueller documented efforts by the Trump campaign to impede his investigation into Russia's attack on our election. He decided that because he was unable to charge a sitting president with a crime, he would not conclude whether any of these efforts amounted to the crime of obstruction of justice."

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When Robert Mueller delivered his 9-minute, post-report address, he spoke as if he had absolutely nothing more to say about it -- to Congress or anybody. It was all already perfectly stated in his report: A 400-page report that was so perfectly written by himself and other writers that nobody could possibly have a legitimate question about any statement in it. House committee members can ask me a question, any question, and all I need do is point to a line in my report, perhaps even the very line they're asking about. Just read it again. It's perfectly written, every word, just as it is -- we're such great writers.

I doubt he realized that's how he came across to some people. Perhaps, when he comes before Congress he'll reconsider and help us all understand the subtleties of what he wrote and didn't write. OK, we get that by laying out an invincible case supporting the President's obstruction of justice, he was inviting Congress to impeach on the ammunition he provided. But why the subtlety? Could he not have said outright: "On this evidence, I would recommend prosecution of an obstruction of justice case against the president, were I not constrained by the views of the Justice Department's OLC."

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... I doubt he realized that's how he came across to some people. ...

He came across to me as a person who did not want to be pulled into the mire of politics.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-07 10:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Agreed, and most of his answers are going to be "as we said in the Report..." and then he reads the Report.

Mueller isn't stupid, he doesn't want to be the match that fires up either (or both) sides of the aisle.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-07 09:35 PM | Reply

he doesn't want to be the match that fires up either (or both) sides of the aisle.
#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Oh come on, his whole "retirement" presser was to fire up the Democrats to impeach Trump .. otherwise why do it, why say anything, just let it lie?

#3 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-07-07 10:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3

I disagree, the pressure has been very high on Mueller to testify, he was hoping (in vain) that his presser where he said that everything was in the Report would calm things down, but since Pelosi/Nadler have literally nothing else, they have been relentlessly pressuring Mueller to testify.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-07-07 10:24 PM | Reply

He decided that because he was unable to charge a sitting president with a crime, he would not conclude whether any of these efforts amounted to the crime of obstruction of justice."
POSTED BY NIMBLESWITCH

Fake news. Mueller DID NOT say this at all.

"The Attorney General has previously stated that the Special Counsel repeatedly affirmed that he was not saying that, but for the OLC opinion, he would have found the President obstructed justice. The Special Counsel's report and his statement today made clear that the office concluded it would not reach a determination -one way or the other- about whether the President committed a crime. There is no conflict between these statements,"

Stop quoting CNN/MSNBC squawking heads.

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-08 12:57 AM | Reply

How do you obstruct an investigation of a crime that never happened?

#6 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-07-08 01:45 PM | Reply

"How do you obstruct an investigation of a crime that never happened?"

Pure gold. Never change, Sniper.

#7 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-07-08 02:02 PM | Reply

How do you obstruct an investigation of a crime that never happened?

#6 | Posted by Sniper

By Obstructing the Investigation.

That's how.

(note: it is illegal to obstruct an official counter espionage investigation by the FBI.)

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-08 05:02 PM | Reply

The Attorney General has previously stated that the Special Counsel repeatedly affirmed that he was not saying that,

The AG is a liar. So he is not a reliable source. i don't believe anythng he or Humpy says without some independent confirmation.

Got any? Not likely.

You seem to be attracted to liars.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-08 05:53 PM | Reply

The AG is a liar. So he is not a reliable source. i don't believe anythng he or Humpy says without some independent confirmation.
Got any? Not likely. - #9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-08 05:53 PM

The statement that was quoted is a joint statement from the DOJ and the Mueller's Special Counsel's Office. Only a fool would be asking for independent confirmation that the Special Counsel speaks for the Special Counsel. And here we are...

#10 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-07-09 10:34 AM | Reply

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