Robert Mueller reared his head from the swamp for a few minutes last week to throw one last parting shot at President Trump. In the effort to assist the Democrats in their never ending effort to get Trump, Mueller threw out a hail Mary pass hoping desperately that the Democrats would catch it, and take it into the end zone for an impeachment touch down. The self righteous Mueller came out, and insinuated that the the reason his team did not say Trump obstructed justice is because of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) guidance that one cannot indict a sitting President.
This statement by Mueller starkly contradicted what Attorney General Barr had told Congress. Barr stated that on three separate occassions he had asked Mueller if the reason he did not conclude obstrucion of justice was because of the OLC guidance. Barr said that Mueller was very clear on those three occasions that the OLC guidance had nothing to do with why he came to his conclusion. Barr claims that Mueller said this in the presence of Justice Department officials.
Now keep in mind that the report is there for anyone who wants to read it. The report does not say that the OLC guidance had anything to do with Mueller’s decision to indict for obstruction of justice. Even if Mueller thought that he could not indict a sitting President beause of the OLC guidance, it does not prevent him from stating unequivocally that Trump obstructed justice. Instead, what Mueller did was refuse to come to any conclusion at all, then on May 29th., 2019 he attempted to make it look like he came to the conclusion that Trump did obstruct justice, but he could not do anything about it. But that is not what his report says ladies and gentlemen! He attempted to add to the report after he already submitted it.
Even with all of his insinuations, and the nod to Nancy Pelosi that it is up to her and Congress now to make Trump feel the pain; he still did not say that Trump obstructed justice. Instead he said that “if we felt that the President had committed no crime we would have said so.” Folks, that is not how the justice system works. People accused of commiting a crime start out on the presumption of innocence, and if there is not enough evidence that an individual commited a crime, prosecutors must come to a conclusion, and state that there is no evidence, or not enough evidence of a crime. What Prosecutors don’t do is say “well we can’t say the person did do it, but we can’t say he/she did not do it either.” That is just not the way it is done.
Anyway, Robert Mueller accomplished his mission, and he got the incurious, one sided presss salivating at the signs of life for impeachment, and the Democrats went into a feeding frenzy making renewed calls for Trump’s impeachment.
Perhaps the biggest take away from all of this though is that Robert Mueller stated he would not take any questions from the press, and he made it very clear that he does not want to come before Congress to answer any more questions about his report.
For anyone who has followed this saga closely, it makes sense that Mueller does not want to come before Congress because while the Democrats will be kissing his feet, he will be called to account by Republicans for all of the troubling events, actions and conduct of the FBI prior to and during their investigation of Trump.
In addition Mueller would have to answer why his team was stacked with over a dozen Democrat lawyers, Hillary Clinton campaign contributors, and others so closely linked to the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the Clinton foundation. He would have to answer why his lead investigative lawyer is a man who has been chided in the past by a judge for unethical behavior?
Why is it that after Mueller found text messages on the phone of the lead FBI investigators that clearly showed they were biased against the President, that Mueller sent the phones back to the manufacture and had them wiped clean ? He would have to tell curious members of congress why it is that Jim Comey used the Steele Dossier to get the FISA warrants to begin looking into the Trump campaign, but when Comey briefed Trump on the Steele Dossier he said that it was salacious and unverified. He would have to explain what he did when he found out that the FBI agent who opened the investigation into the Trump campaign is the same agent who conducted the defensive briefing of Trump.
Make no mistake, Robert Mueller does not want to be questioned by congress unless it is only Democrats who will be questioning him. There are too many unanswered questions in the report. Do not believe him when he says the reason he does not wish to talk to Congress is because his report says it all. It is because of the many unanswered questions that exist in the report.
With the wide mandate that he had, and that he used to go after Paul Manafort and others, why did he not use that same mandate to at least look further into misconduct by those who were investigating Trump. For instance after he found out that the FBI planted information in the Trump campaign, then used the information that they planted in the campaign as a reason to get FISA warrants. Did Mueller not think that was worth looking into?
No siree, Mr. Mueller certainly does not want to testify before congress. He is an anti Tumper with conflicts of interest. He will not only be questioned by the Demcrats who worship him and he wants to avoid that. He will also have to answer questions that Republicans are longing to ask him.