“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.” –Mueller Report
Friday, April 19, 2019
REPUBLICAN GROUP WILL RUN AD ON FOX NEWS URGING GOP TO HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE: 'NO EXONERATION, DEFINITELY OBSTRUCTION'
"Republicans for the Rule of Law, a conservative group whose stated purpose is "defending the institutions of our republic," will run an advertisement on Fox News over the weekend urging GOP lawmakers to hold Trump accountable over the findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign team and Kremlin officials.
The highly-anticipated 448-page report, with redactions, was released by Attorney General William Barr Thursday morning. It details the nearly two-year investigation, which resulted in 199 criminal charges and more than 30 individuals and organizations facing indictments or pleading guilty — including six former Trump associates and three groups linked to the Russian government. Mueller’s team revealed a number of questionable actions attributed to Trump and his inner circle, dating from his 2016 presidential campaign through to his tenure in the Oval Office.
“It's clear from the report today that there's a lot of political interference that was attempted [by Trump],” Sarah Longwell, executive director of Republicans for the Rule of Law, told Newsweek. “This is not the end of the Mueller investigation, this is just the beginning. It looks like the Mueller report really is a road map for Congress. And that there was no exoneration, definitely obstruction.”
So much for “complete and total exoneration.” To the contrary, it turns out that Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors and investigators found “substantial evidence” that President Trump broke federal law on numerous occasions by attempting to shut down or interfere with the nearly-two-year Russia investigation.
In addition to pointing to possible criminality, the report revealed a White House riddled with dysfunction and distrust, one in which Mr. Trump and his aides lie with contempt for one another and the public.
"For weeks, Barr has been trying to sell us a Mueller report that simply does not exist. The actual Mueller report, beneath all the redactions, details one of the most successful foreign disruptions of an American election in the history of the republic. It reveals a presidential campaign eager to suck up the benefits of this "sweeping and systematic" interference, and it unmasks a president who attempted to commit multiple crimes to cover the whole thing up.
But beyond all those revelations, this process has shown we are in an emergency unlike anything we've seen since Watergate. Barr has proven that he is determined to help Trump get away with some of the most unpatriotic and corrupt acts ever committed by a president."
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Trump did try to sabotage the investigation. His staff defied him.
Mueller: Congress still has ability to find the President obstructed justice
In special counsel Robert Mueller's report, the team writes that: "With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice."
Muller Report: Sarah Sanders made false statements to press on Comey firing.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged to investigators with special counsel Robert Mueller's team that she misled reporters when she insisted in May 2017 that "countless" FBI agents had lost confidence in former Director James Comey leading up to his dismissal.
The special counsel's report, released Thursday, cited Sanders’s multiple false statements to reporters as part of its review of whether President Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey. Sanders told investigators that her misstatements were a "slip of the tongue,” and that the claims were not founded on anything.
From the Mueller Report:
“The evidence we obtained about the president’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment.
At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.
Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.
Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Mueller Said He Would Have Exonerated Trump On Obstruction If The Evidence Supported It, But He Couldn’t
"Undercutting Trump’s claim that Mueller, in addition to Barr, had cleared him of wrongdoing on obstruction, Mueller wrote that if his office had confidence that Trump did not commit obstruction, “we would so state.” But based on the facts and the law, he wrote, 'we were unable to reach that judgment.' ”
BUT. HE. COULDN'T!
Normal Americans want to find out why!
Barr disgraced himself this morning.
Never mentioned the "10 episodes of possible obstruction" committed by Trump.
Blamed Trump's "feelings" for Trump's possible obstructive behavior.
And then we learn that Trump's attorney, Barr, did this:
"He said that Trump totally cooperated with the Special Counsel. He said that with a straight face. In fact, he obstructed the investigation at every turn.
Every day, he attacked it as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax". He got extremely angry with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, rather than protecting him.
He fired James Comey and cleaned house at the FBI, firing McCabe one day before his official retirement.
He reportedly attempted to fire Mueller himself, thru the WH counsel, Don McGahn.
Not only that, he refused to be interviewed by the Special Counsel.
He refused to answer written questions on certain subject matters.
So, Barr began his news conference with a lie.
There was little cooperation from the White House."
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The egregious hypocrites on the right agonize over the attacks on Christian churches in Europe but ignore what the administration they support is doing to Christians at the border in the U.S.of A.
Those same people blubbered over what happened to France's Notre Dame cathedral but ignored what a white supremacist did to four Christian black churches in Louisiana.
What could the reason be for those Christian right wingers to ignore the destruction of black Christian churches by a white supremacist and the attacks on Christian Latinos at the border.
There must be some reason for those professed defenders of Chistianity to ignore the injustices and crimes against black and brown Christians right here in their own country.
I wonder what it could be?