After two years and millions of wasted tax-payer dollars, Robert Mueller has decided to resign after discovering that there was indeed no collusion. Mueller, in his first public commentary regarding the Russia investigation since his appointment, said it was not an option to charge President Trump with a crime because “there was not sufficient evidence to charge a conspiracy”. Mueller also indicated that he would not testify before congress, as he surely knew nothing good would come of it.
Mueller, however, in a desperate last stand, decided that if he could not get the job done in court, he would instead resort to casting a shadow of doubt in people’s minds. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” Mueller said. “We did not determine whether the president did commit a crime.”
Mueller wants people to believe that the President did commit a crime, just not one that he could prove after two years and a plethora of resources to work with. “Charging the president with a crime was not an option we could consider,” Mueller explained, adding that “it would be unfair to accuse someone of a crime when there could be no court resolution of the charge… We concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the president committed a crime,” Mueller added. “That is the office’s final position.”
Not long after he finished delivering his statement, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., decided to beat the dead horse some more, vowing that Congress would probe allegations of obstruction against the president. “Given that Special Counsel Robert 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 said in a statement. “No one, not even the President of the United States, is above the law.” Nadler’s panel, which is already leading several Trump-focused investigations, would be the official congressional committee to lead on any further witch hunt impeachment proceedings.
Trump celebrated his innocence on Twitter: “Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! thank you.”
Mueller summarized his two-year investigation: “I am speaking out today because our investigation is complete, the attorney general has made the report on our investigation largely public. We are formally closing the special counsel’s office. And as well, I’m resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.”
“The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign,” he explained and added that the order also “authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. We conducted that investigation and we kept the office of the Acting Attorney General apprised of the progress of our work.”
Mueller then defended Attorney General Bill Barr and his handling of the report. “We conducted an independent criminal investigation and reported the results to the attorney general,” Mueller explained. “The attorney general then concluded that it was appropriate to provide our report to Congress and the American people.”
The White House took advantage of Mueller’s announcement of the completion of the probe, maintaining that the president is innocent of any alleged wrongdoing. “The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case. Mr. Mueller explicitly said that he has nothing to add beyond the report, and therefore, does not plan to testify before Congress. The report was clear—there was no collusion, no conspiracy—and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction,” Sanders said in a statement. “Special Counsel Mueller also stated that Attorney General Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report.” She added: “After two years, the Special Counsel is moving on with his life, and everyone else should do the same.”
Democrats are struggling to comprehend this defeat, after having spent the entirety of Donald Trump’s presidency hoping that Mueller would find something, anything, that would enable them to get rid of Trump. Their response to Mueller’s announcement that he is resigning, his office is closing, and Trump committed no crime is…Impeachment? Nothing surprises at this point when it comes to Democrats and their Trump Derangement Syndrome.