Skip to comments.Yesterday was a s**t show for dems. Where do you begin? Did Mueller even participate in the report?
Posted on 07/25/2019 12:30:33 PM PDT by Starman417
I will begin will something democrats have been lying about continuously.
That sounds a lot like exoneration. Now on to this statement from Mueller at his press conference
The introduction to the volume two of our report explains that decision. It explains that under long-standing department policy a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that too is prohibited. The special counsels office is part of the Department of Justice and by regulation it was bound by that department policy. Charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider.Soon after, this statement was issued from spokespersons for both Barr and Mueller:
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 Counsels 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," a joint statement from DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec and Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said.Despite that, the execrable Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu continued to say otherwise on all the talk shows. Then yesterday Mueller did it again
Which was conflict with the statement released above. He later made a correction:
Id like to ask you the reason, again, that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of OLC [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct? Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) asked Mueller.
Muellers response was straightforward: That is correct.
I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu who said, and I quote, you didnt charge the president because of the OLC opinion. That is not the correct way to say it, Mueller said in his statement. As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.Mueller wasn't going to bring charges regardless of the OLC opinion.
All the left wing headlines declared that Mueller did not exonerate Trump. The fact is, Mueller couldn't exonerate a ham sandwich:
As a matter of fact, what Mueller did to Trump was un-American
Here Mueller doesn't even recognize Fusion GPS
John Ratcliffe ripped into Mueller
Rep. Doug Collins lambasted Mueller
Despite citing Fusion GPS in his report, in the hearing Mueller claimed that any questions about Fusion GPS were outside his purview. Watch as Matt Gaetz seizes on that
Mueller was entirely uninterested in any Russian interference which included democrats and that actually violates his directive:
Rosenstein's letter to Mueller is short and sweet, taking up only a single page. According to the letter, Mueller will have permission to investigate intelligenceconcerning "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump," as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."Given the virulently anti-Trump makeup of the team this is not surprising. But this was my favorite exchange
Mueller said "We can't get into charging decisions"
That's nonsense because Volume 2 of the Mueller report was ALL about charging decisions. Mueller seems to have had little to do with this report.
Devin Nunes went into the heart of the matter
I've written about Mifsud before- here, here, here, and here.
Moreover, I wrote this in May 22, 2018:
(Excerpt) Read more at Floppingaces.net...
Heard the Squad wants a new Special Council to start over...
I am surprised the news pundits did not notice that Mr. Mueller is suffering from moderate dementia.
You compare him to how sharp the Prez is, and Alan Dershowitz, interviewed by Glen Beck. Dershowitz is 81
EVERY day is a sh**show for LIB lunatics.
One of the worst things Twitter has done is make it possible for someone to “write’ an “article” just by pasting a series of tweets together.
Chabot’s comment stating “Fusion GPS is the company that created the Russian Dossier” and Mueller’s befuddled reply: “I am umm, errr, ummm not familiar with that.”
Was an OH MY GOD moment.
Dang, what a disappointment.
What stopped you from posting the whole thing?
he acknowledges a huge failure and the shit that is coming down the pipeline at him.
The poolpah will spin him into another dimension and its better that he fake mental illness now. Dementia too.
Very prudent on his part.
He knows they failed.
I project there will be a rash of trump dementia syndrome cases reported in the near future, all with varying symptoms.
I think we’re going in the wrong direction on this. Mueller let the RATs assemble a dream team in order to sink PDJT. Even with that force in play they came up empty. Who cares whether it was Mueller or his staff to put pen to paper.
I think the RATs would like nothing better at this point than to sink Mueller AND THEREFORE HIS REPORT to reset the investigation back to the beginning.
Tread carefully here.
FR is explicitly built for posting an excerpt and a link.
The Squad can put that on their Xmas wish list.
Why should we not refer to it as The Weissmann Report?
Yeah, unless it is your own material and you're basically trying
to get paid for posting a vanity. Then you're just a douchebag.
Mueller wasn’t going to bring charges regardless of the OLC opinion.
This convolution is what keeps the Barr and Mueller statements cited in the May 29 memo from contradicting each other. (https://www.rollcall.com/news/memo-limited-mueller-points-congress)
But if the OLC opinion weren’t in place, it’s likely that Mueller *would* have considered pressing charges and might actually have pressed them.
So while Mueller’s walkback was substantial, I don’t think it goes quite as far as Dr. John is saying.
It’s noteworthy that Mueller considered the possibility of overturning the OLC opinion. He said it might happen in a future case.
Mueller played the part of Pontius Pilate in that evil show
It’s amazing how reporting on this event differs between sources. Deutsche Welle called it a slam dunk against Trump essentially, predicting that he hasn’t been charged solely because of his position in the government, and that he would inevitably be charged once out of office. Part of that is likely based on how German law must work, as the article’s author had no concept of innocent until proven otherwise. A lot of, “He can’t prove he didn’t do anything illegal, therefore he’s a criminal.”
I read the articles in an app which doesn’t provide a URL, but if I find a link, I’ll post it as a follow-up.
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