Democrats in Congress tried in vain to get Robert Mueller to say the word “impeachment.” Despite their efforts, he would not say that word. But it is not his job to impeach the president. Mueller’s job was to document the facts and prosecute those he could. But the power of impeachment lies with the House of Representatives. For some reason, they want Mueller to do their job for them.

Mueller laid out the facts. He stated that the investigation was not a “hoax” or a “witch hunt.” He stated that he has not “exonerated” President Trump, and the statement that there was “No obstruction, no collusion, total exoneration” was not true. In fact, the Russians had attacked our election in “widespread and sweeping fashion” and they continue to attack us “even as we sit here” and would continue into the next election. He stated that Trump welcomed that interference, which he said was a crime. He documented over 100 contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign. He stated that campaign personnel had lied about those contacts. The campaign manager, Manafort, lied. The deputy campaign manager, Gates, lied. Campaign adviser Papadopoulos lied. National security adviser Flynn lied. The president’s son lied. President Trump, when providing his written answers, lied.

Mueller has laid out 10 cases of obstruction of justice. He stated that the obstruction was effective and prevented him from fully gathering all the facts.

Mueller has done his job. It is now time for the House of Representatives to do their job.

Andrew Duck

Brunswick

(42) comments

FCPS-Principal

Impeachment is easy. Just vote articles on any number of the valid reasons. But removal is impossible without 67 votes in the Senate. And with not even a majority, Moscow Mitch would never even introduce the articles. The whole affair would end with an impotent vote. So the next steps, prosecution and imprisonment, will have to wait till 2021.

veritas

Dens... for the love of God please silence your tedious whining and hateful rhetoric and DO something. If you’re going to impeach, then impeach. And if you’re not, then dummy up. Of course you can’t do either because your party is a clown car of political ineffectiveness. You are Wile E. Coyote and Trump is Roadrunner... Beep-Beep!

jerseygrl42

The so-called team was one-sided, all Dems and supporters of HC; and yes there was Russian Interference and it was bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign and lefties in the FBI who did their ugly best to derail the Trump campaign but failed and will now pay the price for their criminal activity , and 1.5 Million docs , hundreds of witness interviews and 30 months and 30 Million taxpayer dollars there was NO collusion and not enough evidence to try for obstruction and Mr. D , it happens that it is NOT the job of special counsel to "exonerate" anyone...there job is to decide whether or not to proceed with prosecution...uoiu should at least try to put all the facts on the table when you write

hayduke2

Cue the violin playing the same old melody....

Obadiah Plainsmen

In regards to Mueller you "don't shoot the messenger" he was clearly dazed and confused. But regards to the message (report) and according to the NYT, Wapo,AP and other fair and balanced news organizations the heart of this whole investigation or probe is a meeting that occurred on 8/02/16 in NYC @ 666 5th ave. This building is or was owned by Kushner properties. The meeting was between Manafort & Kilimnik on the topic of Trump helping Ukraine if he wins the election.. The investigation of this meeting can be found on pgs 138-146 of the report. I'll show my political bias and paste the findings for you "the The Office has not uncovered evidence that Manafort brought the Ukraine peace plan to the attention of the Trump Campaign or the Trump Administration. Kilimnik continued his efforts to promote the peace plan to the Executive Branch (e.g., U.S. Department of State) into the summer of 2018.963"

Dwasserba

WOW So *you're* the guy that LISTENED and got past the "lackluster performance" of a non-actor!!!! But, oh. This involves reading. Ugh. Thanks anyway

Obadiah Plainsmen

I think it was in elementary school when I was taught if you want to know the whole story you must read the entire book.

DickD

It has started. It's quite possible that Trump will cause some of the Republicans to lose in their elections too.

rolanclark

I agree with Andrew

wran

It was clear from the hearings there is no such thing as a Mueller report. He had little idea what was in the report, and if had even read the report it was not apparent. It is clear that he is suffering from onset dementia. Nadler and Schiff did more explaining about what the report said and its meaning than did Mueller. And, they should be ashamed for dragging Mueller before them in his condition. So, who wrote the report? Apparently the staff of Clinton supporters. This raises doubts about the objectivity of the report. Flame away.

hayduke2

Nonsense.. Provide proof that Mueller didn't say the things quoted in this letter. You can't ....

frazed

Prove that he did say those things. You can't....

hayduke2

Well, it is on the video of his grilling by Congress. And in his previous comments so I guess you don't believe your eyes and ears.

threecents

HD2, You missed the point that the narrative trumps reality in the post-truth Trump era.

And DW is correct. No one person is indispensable in the FBI. An investigation is a process involving many people with checks and balances. Muller had retired for a reason, and I think he mainly came back to oversee and provide stability and credibility to the investigation.

Dwasserba

And again, a qualified TEAM wrote the report. He did not need to write every word.

Dwasserba

Mueller is a working lawyer. Not an actor. Let's see you testify in the glare of cameras.

wran

Democrats keep saying no one is above the law, absolutely no one, not even President Trump. So, if no one is above the law why are Democrats so vigorously supporting people who have violated our immigration laws? And by the way, I am a registered Democrat. Have been since 1961.

hayduke2

I will provide a logical answer when you explain why you support a President who would have been indicted except for a questionable justice dept edict...

timothygaydos

Wow, liberals really do not understand collusion when it came to Hillary and the illegal setup of a server and the improper usage of Email and the felony of sending and receiving classified data via Email and other electronic devices like phones, Ipads etc... and yes she was not indicted because of Comey's collusion with investigators and giving immunity deals and now let us speak about the Mueller report. Mueller cannot exonerate anyone only a jury or a judge can thru the court system. We all know the Russians interfered with our elections they do it all the time so does the Chinese, North Koreans and so many others. Hell, we do the same to other countries where we are trying to effect change. Now back to the Mueller report and Russian collusion and so call "obstruction". The real collusion is the fake story using the dossier to setup the trump campaign and get everything moving - now who colluded with the Russians? The DNC, Clinton Campaign and the inner workings of the DOJ and FBI... maybe some others in the Obama Admin... so please stop talking about this.... because when the real truth comes out soon where will the Democrats and media go to hide...

awteam2000

Take always, Section 1. Russian interference; Trump’s team had over 144 contacts with Russian operatives, Trump’s team lied about the contacts 77 times. Second, there’s still ongoing undisclosed investigations that Barr can’t prevent, and will likely lead to additional indictments. Finally, after Trump loses reelection he is no longer protected from being charged with “obstruction of justice”.

DickD

Tim. While you are worrying about Hillary's emails, worry about the emails Trump's daughter has sent out, on an unprotected server, doing government business. You might also worry about Russian interference in our elections and Mitch McConnell refusing to allow a vote to protect our elections.

hayduke2

Here's a one word summary of your post timothy - Nonsense!

Thewheelone

While I agree with Mr. Duck's letter, impeachment should not be the goal for removing the president from office; unfortunately no matter how much evidence was presented in the Mueller report, the Senate will never remove this president from office. An impeachment hearing will weaken the chance to remove him from the office via the election. The time could be better used by focusing on the issues, going after the president and his train wreck of an administration on their policies, and figuring out a way to bring Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Florida back into the blue sector. I have written my representatives in both the house and the senate requesting them to share this idea with their colleagues. Whatever swamp existed when Mr. Trump took office, has turned into a cesspool under his pathetically horrible leadership.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Hey Andrew, if the H.O.R fails to pass article/s of impeachment are you willing to change you "I" from impeachment to" impotent"?

hayduke2

So what would call the Benghazi probe? The much touted look into the whole Mueller thing by AG Barr? Impotent?

Obadiah Plainsmen

The major consensuses among democrats is that the primary agenda for this "blue wave" H.o.R is to impeach President Trump. If they fail to and Trump wins reelection would you call the 115th Congress potent or impotent?

hayduke2

Answer my question with a question? I am not a proponent of symbolic impeachment because it will do nothing for the country. In general, I find Congress impotent and only caring about themselves. Look at Mitch and his failure to improve election security, is that for the good of the country? Term limits are needed as well as getting big money out of politics. I also favor a six month before elections cycle for politicing. The president is no exception - spending more time at rallies rather than leading the country.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Dang we can agree on somethings. But getting big money out of politics??? Not when America is being held hostage by 9 non-elected ,unaccountable Judges who make unbelievable opinions on what the Constitution says.

niceund

As usual, a democratic one-sided view. Let's start listing all the ways Queen Hillary broke the law or all the ways Congressional dems are sitting on their thumbs. Come on dems, just for once write a piece of propaganda that tells the whole story. Mueller was a front man only. Sad.

cleanrunoff

I've been waiting for over 30 years for the 'Pubs to get their act together and put the Clintons in jail, but y'all seem somehow impotent on the subject- talk, talk, talk, moan, moan, moan, but still she sits in her mansion, untouched and without indictment. Are you incompetent? Or is it easier to obfuscate and impugn without actually doing the right thing? You republicans do not impress me. You are impotent, and the Clintons laugh at you every single day.

Samanthapowers

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DickD

Not sure how you meant this, but amusing.

Dwasserba

[thumbup]Dick my reaction too! And some "ugh poor Hillary"... let her go let her go live her life as a little old gramma

richardlyons

The truth will set you free. Sad very sad.

threecents

Not sure if that post is intended as sarcasm. The topic is impeachment. Unless I missed something, Hillary is not president and can't be impeached. And wasn't it determined that she was probably not guilty of any crimes, while it was in fact determined that Trump was guilty of crimes - ten obstruction counts? And aren't there other crimes - tax fraud, among other charges - that Trump will likely be charged with? And hasn't Trump already been successfully sued by the federal government for breaking anti-discrimination laws? Yah, that was a long time ago - probably even before he started Trump University. Speaking of Trump University, haven't ex-students sued him because it was a scam?

Dwasserba

He was also selling Trump meat. Probably the best in the whole world of all the best meat the best history has ever known.

threecents

In case it was not clear, I was responding to Niceund's post, not Cleanrunoff's. I think all of Clean's posts are at least a little sarcastic.

Samanthapowers

some one has a bad case of hillary derangement syndrome. penicillin may help.

DickD

Mueller was a Republican, a decorated war hero, as was John McCain. How in the world can you support a draft dodger that denigrates good people regardless of their party. Must you do this simply because you feel Trump can do no wrong, no matter how many crimes he commits?

hayduke2

niceund - why didn't the Republicans get off their duffs if what you say is true? They had control of both houses for years and still control the Senate. You guys throw this garbage out but are the real do nothing legislatures.

threecents

They tried really hard, but in the end they found no prosecutable offences for Hillary - not like the ten obstruction charges against Trump.

hayduke2

three -[thumbup][thumbup] But they did have lots of histronics and temper tantrums.

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