In his first public statement in two years, but notably since the release of his 400+ page report, Special Counsel Robert Mueller called on Congress to take action on the evidence of obstruction that was clearly laid out in his investigation. Mueller was clear that restrictions on the DOJ left him without the option to charge the sitting president with any crimes that he discovered from the very beginning. But he was sure to explicitly point out the responsibility of justice now falls on the shoulders of Congress — essentially calling them to action to respond to the myriad of evidence he provided for them. In the process of his statement, Mueller left no doubt that he believes Donald Trump is guilty, and he expects someone to do something about it.
In a statement released after the conclusion of Mueller’s remarks, House Committee Chair Jerry Nadler made it strikingly clear that he intends to do just that.
“Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump – and we will do so,” Nadler stated in his response to Mueller’s convocation.
“Although Department of Justice policy prevented the Special Counsel from bringing criminal charges against the President, the Special Counsel has clearly demonstrated that President Trump is lying about the Special Counsel’s findings, lying about the testimony of key witnesses in the Special Counsel’s report, and is lying in saying that the Special Counsel found no obstruction and no collusion,” the House Committee Chair continued.
While the president becomes more and more frazzled and continues to sloppily claim his vindication in the wake of damning evidence, it appears that Congress has no intention of letting him get away with his massive scheme to dupe the American people, and Special Counsel Mueller has no intention of allowing Congress to be lax in their responsibility to provide justice for the nation.
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