Mueller Wants it Both Ways

Opinion

Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- On Wednesday, Robert Mueller tried to have it both ways.

When he said, “if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” he overstepped his bounds as a prosecutor. Mueller was insinuating that President Trump has not been exonerated of wrongdoing while refusing to explicitly declare the President guilty of any crime.

As Alan Dershowitz noted in The Hill, FBI Director James Comey was “universally criticized” for attempting a similar political dance during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. At the time, Comey had said that there was no clear evidence that Clinton intended to break the law, but there was evidence that she was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information (which can be ruled a crime).

In Mueller’s case, it was much worse. Dershowitz rightly pointed out that Mueller “went beyond the conclusion of his report and gave a political gift to Democrats in Congress who are seeking to institute impeachment proceedings against President Trump.” Mueller’s report said there was no evidence President Trump broke the law. Mueller’s mouth said there was no proof he didn’t.

The problem is, Mueller’s verbal statement distorted the role of a prosecutor and flipped a core concept of the American justice system on its head – the idea that people are innocent until proven guilty. Dating back to John Adams’s principled defense of British soldiers against an incensed public after the Boston Massacre, Americans have held that proving the burden of guilt falls on the state. The American system does not assume you are guilty until the state proves they are innocent – the government must prove guilt.

And the bottom line is: After a two-year investigation consisting of 15 professional lawyers, many millions of taxpayer dollars, and interviews of more than 500 witnesses, everything in Mueller’s 448-page report leads to the conclusion that President Trump is not guilty of any crimes. Like Ken Starr, who declared in his report that there was “substantial and credible evidence” that President Bill Clinton was guilty of 11 separate counts of criminal activity (including obstruction of justice), Mueller could have concluded that President Trump obstructed justice without citing any formal charges. He declined to do so.

Sean Davis for The Federalist also pointed out that Robert Mueller’s politicization of his investigation was self-refuting. Mueller had said, “it is important that the office’s written work speaks for itself,” but then he kept talking.

As Davis wrote:

“Mueller’s report was released to the public by Attorney General William Barr nearly six weeks ago. The entire report, minus limited redactions required by law, has been publicly available, pored through, and dissected. … If it’s important for the work to speak for itself, then why did Mueller schedule a press conference in which he would speak for it weeks after it was released?”

Mueller is making the political suggestion that the President should be impeached on allegations of obstruction of justice for which Mueller and his team of hotshot lawyers found no proof. This is a clear example of a prosecutor who is trying to get an outcome regardless of evidence. In desperate pursuit to keep the bogus Russia collusion narrative alive, Mueller is turning to Soviet-style tactics.

The foundations of our justice system have served us well for 243 years. We should not abandon them now. Robert Mueller should follow his own advice and let his report speak for itself.

Your Friend,
Newt


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David Berry
David Berry
1 year ago

The first thing that came to mind as I saw the introductory cartoon of Mueller with the burger buns was: “WHERE’S THE BEEF?!”

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago

What else did you expect Mueller to say? He and his band of democrat lawyers pissed away about 40 mil of tax payer dollars. If he said we didn’t find anything then he would expose himself as the turd in the punch bowl. Besides, Trump drug him over the coals every chance he got, so was he supposed to say I’m a good sport and I’ll forgive it. With Mueller’s track record you would expect him to hunt for something or construct something.

Country Boy
Country Boy
1 year ago

Mueller’s involved in the dem dc corruption too. He went to russia on the uranuium one deal for hillary rotten clinton

Marc DV.
Marc DV.
1 year ago

The Dems Will File a Lawsuit Against Him !
They Didn’t Get What they Paid For !
Mueller Knew Weeks Before He Started ,
There Was Nothing THere !
Him and His Cohorts Just Milked the Clock ,
And the American Tax Payers Pocketbook !

Nottinghill
Nottinghill
1 year ago

“The Mirror & Robert Mueller”, his thoughts on being the epitome of ‘cock-flavored spit’ and its associated flavors including condiments. Enjoy yours now! Like Barry Commie-time Caramel, Michaelle’s Fudge Marshmallow, Hillary Hock Green Gobbler, Bill Boysenberry, McCabe Mint Coco and Strawberry Stroyk-n-Page, Shifty Schitt’s Striped Vanilla/Dbl. Fudged! All ‘cock-flavored’ with available ‘Schitt sprinkles’.
At Marxist’s Marvelous 33 Flavors .

Firewagon
Firewagon
1 year ago

There must be some way to get Mueller IN JAIL. He and his pet dog Weismann are at least guilty of abuse of prosecutorial power, or some IRS crime that can be found, and BOTH locked up. They allowed four people, they knew to be ‘innocent,’ rot in jail, much as they attacked anybody attached to President Trump’s campaign, where at least one of those was subjected to “solitary confinement!” Pulled a 0 dark thirty, NO KNOCK, FBI raid on Stone and his deaf wife! I invite both of these ‘criminals’ to LEAD a no knock anything on my simple… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Firewagon

@Fire, If we investigate the FBI/Main Justice dossier and FISA court warrants scam, Mueller could get pulled in. If we investigate the Mueller”s investigators activities, Mueller could get pulled in. A lot of it will be determined by FBI Dir. Christopher Wray.

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 year ago

That miserable SOB is a disgrace to t(e uniform he once wore! Sic Semper Tyranus!

Mr. Bill
Mr. Bill
1 year ago

Mueller’s retirement speech – I’ve spun this report like a centrifuge and this is the worst I can write. No I won’t be testifying as I’m unwilling to commit perjury.

110% American
110% American
1 year ago

Mueller and his cohorts, along with the Democratic party have royally SCREWED the american public. I hope the people of this country see and realize what has happened here. Every single one of them involved should be removed from office and serve jail terms, Not in country club jails, but the real deal. Adam Schitt would look great in stripes, but he probably is not strong enough to swing a hammer! Maybe make someone a good wife. I hope I live to see the complete downfall of the democratic party.

John
John
1 year ago

President Trump is innocent as Mueller failed to make a finding of guilt and refer the matter for charges via information or indictment (like Clinton was when a setting President). Mueller on the other hand is guilty of prosecutorial misconduct. Unlike Trump, where Mueller claims he cannot prove Trump guilty of a crime but cannot exonerate him either, Mueller can be found guilty of deceptive and unethical practices. Mueller is nothing more than a disgruntled public servant with a conflict of interest in charge of an unwarranted investigation wasting taxpayer monies – and the dems continue on the same oath… Read more »

m.
m.
1 year ago

mueller, no-gonadler, etc.: BIOOYMFA