Upon Further Analysis, Mueller Still a Jerk
By the way, what’s Hillary Clinton’s excuse for losing the 2016 election now? Now that Robert Mueller and our intelligence agencies spent two-plus years trying to find evidence of the Russian collusion that was used steal the throne out from under The Crooked Chosen One and failed, who will she blame next?
It would be fun to see a reporter who has the guts to ask her those questions, but her handlers will never allow it. Meanwhile, upon further analysis of the Mueller Report, Americans can definitively say that Robert Mueller is still a jerk.
Robert Mueller punted on the question of “obstruction of justice.” He presented his evidence and then left the determination on it up to President Trump’s Attorney General, William Barr.
Like a parting middle finger on his way out the door, this was a deliberate act of sabotage on the part of Mueller. The Special Counsel’s stated job – as a prosecutor – was to look at the facts and determine whether there was sufficient evidence to charge someone with a crime. But when it came time to do that, Mueller punted.
Mueller is pretending that the issue is complicated and that he just couldn’t make a binary choice one way or the other.
Mueller’s best friend James Comey certainly didn’t have that problem with Hillary Clinton’s email case. Comey held a press conference over the objections of his own agents to declare that Hillary was only guilty of an abundance of carelessness.
He made it sound as if Hillary had an extreme case of butterfingers, rather than that there was evidence to prove she was guilty of violations of the Espionage Act.
The binary choice was simple when Hillary was the subject of an investigation. But with Mueller investigating Trump, he just couldn’t make up his mind on obstruction of justice.
Instead of simply declaring that he didn’t have evidence to bring an obstruction case against the President – which is what his duty was – Mueller left it up to the Attorney General to make that determination.
Again, this was deliberate. When Attorney General Barr said there was no evidence for an obstruction charge, Mueller had left the door open for Democrats in Congress and their media lapdogs to claim a cover-up had taken place.
The Trump White House turned over every document requested by the Office of Special Counsel – more than a million pages of documents. The President of the United States submitted written answers to the Special Counsel’s questions – a fact we were all unaware of until the Mueller Report was released.
Mr. Trump did not fire Special Counsel Mueller, despite all of the conspiracy theories from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Trump may have railed against the witch hunt publicly, but in private, the president and his legal team cooperated with the investigation every step of the way.
The White House did not assert executive privilege over any documents requested by Mueller’s team. Compare that to how the Obama administration reacted to multiple investigations. When the eleventh hour arrived in the House investigation of Operation Fast & Furious, executive privilege saved the day.
Obama rescued his Attorney General Eric Holder from the flames over a government operation that literally sold firearms to Mexican drug cartels in the hope that those guns would kill American civilians. We never got to hear the conclusion of that investigation, because executive privilege saved the day.
Former White House Counsel Don McGahn claims in the Mueller Report that Trump ordered him to fire the Special Counsel twice, but McGahn refused both times. This, of course, is one of the sections of the Mueller Report that President Trump has politely referred to as “total bulls**t.”
Does that sound like Donald Trump’s personality to anyone who’s been paying attention for the past decade? The guy fires people on Twitter. If he wants to cut someone from the team, he’s not exactly bashful about it.
Trump turned over every document, answered every question and did not fire Mueller.
Yet Mueller repaid the president for his openness and transparency by stabbing him in the back with his, “Gosh, I just can’t make up my mind on obstruction” routine. What a jerk.