Social media is exploding with comments from lawmakers, legal experts, journalists, and the general public for Congress "do your job" and impeach President Donald Trump, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller addressed the American people and made clear his report did not exonerate the president. He also made clear there were many instances of obstruction of justice.
Mueller said that he never even considered charging the President with a crime because Justice Dept. policy prohibits him from doing so. But he also reiterated what he wrote in his report: if he had been able to clear Trump he would have.
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
Senior National Correspondent for ABC News:
.@TerryMoran on special counsel Robert Mueller's statement: "This was actually a sharper edge than the report...Thi… https://t.co/TCHHv5Gpyw— ABC News (@ABC News)1559143753.0
Republican Congressman Justin Amash, the only sitting member of Congress to call for impeachment, sounded a rallying cry.
The ball is in our court, Congress. https://t.co/idpQo1xItH— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash)1559143683.0
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren:
Mueller’s statement makes clear what those who have read his report know: It is an impeachment referral, and it’s u… https://t.co/Tr7DKJR8tB— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1559144922.0
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (new position):
Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker)1559144742.0
Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner: "[Mueller] was virtually announcing: Congress do your job." https://t.co/s0E0W5seLT— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1559144777.0
"It is only Congress' job, not the prosecutors, not the press, not the voters, to decide if and when high crimes we… https://t.co/EPnsSSrUK8— The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺 (@The Beat with Ari Melber on MSNBC 📺)1559144018.0
Mueller basically said ..... 1) guys, read the report it speaks for itself 2) also, Congress do your job— Karine Jean-Pierre (@Karine Jean-Pierre)1559143333.0
Mueller said I’m giving you everything you need you morons - congress do your job - Basically— John Cusack (@John Cusack)1559144119.0
Wow! So @SpeakerPelosi the ball is back in your court. #Mueller has given you everything that you need to DO YOUR J… https://t.co/yiRdJDeAA0— Danielle Moodie (@Danielle Moodie)1559142710.0
NOTE TO CONGRESS (especially @NancyPelosi): DO YOUR JOB! #Impeach! #Mueller— Karen Hunter (@Karen Hunter)1559142778.0
You're absolutely right, @justinamash. Congress, do your job. https://t.co/waKwoAqZcu— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1559144416.0
.@LeaderHoyer and @SpeakerPelosi what more do you need to begin impeachment proceedings? Listen to the people. Li… https://t.co/yOUfDWLZkK— Mckayla Wilkes (@Mckayla Wilkes)1559145677.0
Mueller made it clear that: - The Russian effort supported Trump - Trump seriously obstructed the investigation -… https://t.co/ZZwnRsmt8U— Mark Sumner (@Mark Sumner)1559145563.0
Mueller on Trump “If we had confidence the President didn’t commit a crime we would have said so” Congress do your job— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1559145635.0