In his first remarks since being appointed Special Counsel, Robert Mueller Wednesday morning said: “it would be unfair to accuse someone of a crime” when they cannot be charged in court. He referred to standing DOJ policy.
He made clear that he did not consider charging President Donald Trump because he knew he could not indict him. Mueller also said that he found substantial evidence that the President obstructed justice.
Mueller said that “under long-standing department policy a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that too is prohibited.”
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime. The introduction to the volume two of our report explains that decision.”
“Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider.”
Mueller: “As set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.” https://t.co/xP04w69GH0 pic.twitter.com/mImtXRrug2
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 29, 2019
DC mayor trolls Trump by lighting ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza: ‘We turned on the night light for him’
It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination
The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.
"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."
Trump retweets right-wing video attacking George Floyd’s character — hours after calling it a ‘great day’ for Floyd
On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."
— David Gura (@davidgura) June 6, 2020