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#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:11:01 PM
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Here are 4 key moments from Mueller’s stunning statement on the Russia investigation

Breaking his extended silence, special counsel Robert Mueller publicly spoke for ten minutes on the Russia investigation in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. EST. Here are some of the highlights.

1. Mueller can not say with “confidence” that Donald Trump “clearly did not commit a crime.”

2. Mueller was bound to honor policy against indicting a sitting president.

3. Mueller indicated that he will not testify before Congress

Democrats in the House of Representatives have been hoping for Mueller to testify before Congress, but Mueller indicated that he won’t be testifying — saying, “The work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony.”

4. Mueller stressed that Russian interference in 2016 was aggressive and brazen

Mueller said, “There were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election, and that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

"Okay Congress, You're UP!"
#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:12:38 PM
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House Judiciary chair hints impeachment is coming after Mueller’s press conference

Meanwhile, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Mueller’s statement clearly placed the responsibility of determining wrongdoing on the shoulders of Congress.

“Although Department of Justice policy prevented the special counsel from bringing charges against the president, the special counsel has clearly demonstrated that President Trump is lying about the special counsel’s findings … 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 wrongdoings of President Trump — and we will do so,” Nadler wrote.

Note to Rudy, that is not a hint, it is a statement.

Let the Impeachment Begin!
#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:16:29 PM
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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has said charging President Donald Trump with a crime was not an option, in his first comments on the Russia inquiry.

He reiterated that his report did not exonerate the president and that legal guidelines prevent the indictment of a sitting president.

Mr Mueller did not rule out testifying in Congress but said he would not give information that was not in his report.

He said that if his team had had confidence that Mr Trump "clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so".
#4 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:17:35 PM
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This was the most damning thing Robert Mueller just said about Trump

The indictments allege, and the other activities in our report describe, efforts to interfere in our political system. They needed to be investigated and understood. And that is among the reasons why the department established our office. That is also a reason we investigated efforts to obstruct the investigation. Matters we investigated were of paramount importance; it was critical for us to obtain full and accurate information from every person we questioned. When a subject of an investigation obstructs an investigation or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government’s effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.
#5 Posted : Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:31:33 PM
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‘WITCH-HUNT!’ Trump panic-tweets after Mueller reminds the public that his report doesn’t exonerate him

And Mueller caught the WITCH by his little mushroom!

Trump’s spin is ‘all out of the KGB playbook’: Counterintelligence expert Malcolm Nance

“Donald Trump is a master of his own personal narcissism and it feeds into him saying, ‘it’s a hoax, there’s nothing to it,'” Nance said. “He knows by exonerating Russia and himself and throwing smoke up into the air, he can now create a narrative that he wants, which is ‘no collusion, no obstruction.’ All of it is a lie. The worst part is, this is all straight from the KGB playbook. This is old school. But he’s is good at it.”

“The central sin of the Trump scandal is that while Russia was attacking the United States and attacking American democracy, Donald Trump was saying, ‘it’s not happening.’ He was echoing Russian disinformation. He was seen to benefit from it. Then his people were meeting with Russians while this was happening. He denied this happened. He gave cover. He helped whether he was in on it, criminal conspiracy or not, he gave cover. He helped Putin get away with this. If it’s not criminal. It’s betrayal. It’s treachery.”
#6 Posted : Sunday, June 02, 2019 8:51:21 PM
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What the Mueller Report Actually Said

The special counsel pointed back to the words of his report. Here are its key findings.

David Frum ~ MAY 29, 2019

Robert Mueller has advised Americans to go back and actually read his report if we want to understand what happened in 2016. “We chose those words carefully, and the work speaks for itself,” he said on Wednesday morning, speaking publicly for the first time since his appointment.

The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion,” Mueller wrote. This help “favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” The Trump campaign “expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts,” and it “welcomed” this help.

Within hours of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate 2016 events, Trump began defaming him. Trump had already fired the FBI director who investigated these events. His first order to fire the special counsel appointed in the director’s place was issued on June 17, 2017, a month after Mueller’s appointment. That order would be followed by many more. Trump directed his staff to lie about these orders.

Over and above his efforts to fire the special counsel, “the President engaged in a second phase of conduct, involving public attacks on the investigation, non-public efforts to control it, and efforts in both public and private to encourage witnesses not to cooperate with the investigation.”

The subversion of the investigation was brazen. “Many of the President’s acts directed at witnesses, including discouragement of cooperation with the government and suggestions of possible future pardons, occurred in public view.”

Those are the facts. What are the remedies? Mueller underscored at his press statement: He did not exonerate the president. Under the Department of Justice rules he was subject to, he lacked the power to act.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration refuses to take steps to secure the next presidential election against the interference that swayed the last. The question of why Russia so strongly wished to help Trump remains as mysterious as ever. In particular, if you wish to understand the breadth and depth of Trump’s Russian business connections before he declared for president in 2015, Mueller’s report will not help you.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

H. L. Mencken

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