Robert Mueller may have admitted he can’t charge a sitting President.
And he may have said that’s the main reason why he won’t go before Congress and offer further testimony on the obstruction charges.
The problem for Mueller is what he said indicates he’s in much deeper trouble than anyone predicted.
On Wednesday, May 29th, Robert Mueller went public with an admission he probably didn’t wish to make.
Though he didn’t come right out and say it, Mueller’s first comments on the Russian investigation since it began more than two years ago reveal the entirety of his report is meaningless. He cannot mount an offensive against President Trump that would lead to his criminal prosecution. And in effect, all of his work was for nothing.
And while Mueller says “the report speaks for itself” and many on the left believe that means Mueller’s hinting at impeachment proceedings, there’s something else going on, something that spells disaster for Mueller.
Mueller is refusing to testify before Congress, not because he’s confident the report does enough to guarantee the President’s impeachment.
Instead, he wants the report to shield him from his own ineptitude.
In essence, Mueller’s failure to find anything relating to obstruction of justice and a failure to make anything criminal stick to Trump and members of his campaign show one thing.
Mueller’s special counsel was a failure. And so too, was he.
Granted, Trump didn’t do anything criminal, and the report is clear about that. But Mueller was the Democrats’ savior, he was the one who bore the burden of “liberating Americans from Trump,” and he failed to do that.
Which is why Democrats who charged him with investigating the President are probably going to transition from the biggest Mueller supporters of all time into the worst foes Mueller has ever faced.
Worse for Mueller is that when Congress brought William Barr to comment on his report, Barr made it abundantly clear that the special counsel was inept.
When Barr spoke before the Senate he said as much: “[The] Special counsel Mueller stated three times to us in that meeting, in response to our questioning, that he emphatically was not saying that,” but for the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, “he would have found obstruction.”
He continued: “We did not understand exactly why the special counsel was not reaching a decision. When we pressed him on it, he said that his team was still formulating the explanation.”
They were still formulating an opinion even though they had two years to bring together all the evidence.
Two years later Mueller and his team couldn’t come to an actionable conclusion, which is actually why Barr had to do it for him.
Barr’s four-page summation of the report on Russian collusion was only written because Mueller left his report open-ended and some finality on the investigation needed to be made. Thus, Barr issued a formal opinion as the Chief agent of the Department of Justice and asserted there’s no reason to move forward with criminal charges against the President.
That’s bad, forcing someone else to do your job.
But things could get even worse for Mueller.
Not only is he being shown to be inept…
Now that Barr and Durham are “investigating the investigators” there’s a chance they’ll discover Mueller turned a blind eye to evidence the Democrats were behind all of this.
If that’s true, if Mueller ignored those facts and there’s evidence he abdicated responsibility to offering a truthful report, he may be the one who faces criminal charges.
Only time will tell.