Skip to comments.Mueller report ignites new Dem battle over impeachment
Posted on 04/19/2019 6:30:51 AM PDT by Libloather
Just a month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unequivocally stated her opposition to impeachment proceedings against President Trump, the Robert Mueller report has reignited the debate inside her caucus.
Muellers report is clear in pointing to Congress responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted, announcing shell sign onto Rep. Rashida Tlaibs, D-Mich., resolution urging the House Judiciary Committee to probe whether Trump committed impeachment-level offenses.
The sprawling and detailed Mueller report released Thursday, while effectively clearing the president and his associates on the Russia collusion charge central to the probe, outlined a series of Trump actions that were investigated as part of the obstruction-of-justice inquiry. Mueller did not reach a determination on that issue, but provided a cornucopia of dramatic anecdotes showing the president trying to curtail the special counsel investigation.
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Mueller and the 13 Democrat accomplices he hired made sure that Vol. 2, the political document, would give the Socialists in Congress the ammunition to keep persecuting President Trump. Mueller is a political operative who is as crooked as Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y
Why hasn’t she been Arrested Yet for the Campaign Fraud she pulled?
Was there ANY reference at all to Fusion GPS in this report? This would be central to any investigation into collusion. Its omission is conspicuous by its absence.
Same reason the magic negro wasnt perp walked out of the White House.
The FBI and other agencies of "The Deep State" are too busy trying to overthrow The President to devote time to enforcing laws.
The people in this country are more concerned whether they have a good job and can support their families. Most of the country are tired of beating a dead horse. It is time to halt the political grandstanding. They simply want to keep doubt about the President alive for the 2020 elections. This may help to generate more funding for both sides though. Trump seems to be raising the most money for his re-election. His polls are still over 50%.
AOC will never be held to account for anything regardless of how illegal it is. She is immune to the law or any consequences of her behavior.
The president’s true crime of obstruction was not bending over and taking it. “Thank you sir, may I have another?” Did not fall from his lips and therefore he obstructed the investigation.
Claims of innocence to the ears of the corrupt can be nothing but attempts to ward off the justice of their kangaroo court. Bad form and it encourages others to stand up for themselves.
Mueller et al allege that Trump's twitter comments about Manafort being a nice guy during his trial are an example of obstruction of justice. If that is true, then every talking head on CNN, MSNBC, etc., is guilty of the same thing. As is everyone else who wrote a twitter opinion about the trial.
Mueller is stretching like Elastigirl in The Incredibles.
The overarching point that few seem to mention or even comprehend is that at any time Trump had the authority and could have done any or all of these “directives” all on his own.
Had he, a case for obstruction MIGHT maybe have been an outside possibility. Suggesting, spitballing, recommending, advising, proffering, even ordering with no enforcement of execution is an impotent exercise demanding NO consequence legal or otherwise.
According to Levin, no. I just downloaded it here and the only references I can find in a quick search are reference to “allegations”, “Steele reports”, “Steele material” and “Steele reporting”.
The word “dossier” is not used, as though the Steele Dossier was merely a spurious reference (rather than the burden of proof for FISC warrants).
It mentions the Carter Page FISC warrant as “probable cause finding was based on a different (and lower) standard” but does not elaborate in a quick search.
I’ll spend more time looking at it later, but the overview by Rush yesterday that I heard in between work appears 100% accurate: It’s a roadmap for the dems to continue their assault based upon spurious allegations.
My own quick, cursory overview is that the report intentionally-omits analysis of the key points which obviously now mandate a new investigation. IMHO.
Thank you for the reply.
I’m sure that Barr must have noticed the absence of many key terms and other points of evidence pertaining to the collusion story that were conveniently absent in the report. He clearly see’s the “report” for what it is.
None of this was lost on Barr and in fact is probably motivating him to dig into the genesis of this obviously politically inspired investigation. Some very bad news will soon be raining down on members of the cabal. Democrats all.
I don’t know why they can’t just admit: if you aren’t covering something you are guilty of, you are not obstructing. Obstructing is trying to prevent someone from bringing you to justice, not trying to prevent someone from proving your innocence.
And there’s this (I’ll have to look at it later).
If a highly-motivated crew of legal experts could not, in nearly two years of steady and highly adversarial investigations into the deeper recesses of Team Trump, come up with anything more than so-called “process crimes”, i.e., catching a witness who apparently contradicted their own earlier testimony, and therefore “lied” to the FBI, then the continued activities of Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff would appear to be exercises in futility.
Donald J. Trump is not going to be impeached, as the bar for that action by the US House of Representatives is set pretty high. The President CAN be maligned, which seems to be the present strategy, and an attempt mounted to do an end run around the Federal election laws, to elect “anybody but Trump”, but while that may have worked in 1992, don’t expect any counterpart of H. Ross Perot to come riding onto the stage. The Democrats, among themselves, cannot muster enough electoral strength to defeat Trump, even if they delve deeply into widespread voter fraud. The Democrats will win a few states overwhelmingly, with a popular vote plurality or even majority, that like that of Herself in 2016, but still come up short on the electoral college vote.
Obstructing the investigation that proved him innocent of the original crime is going to be a very tough sell, especially in the states they would need to win in 2020.
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