Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mueller Report Potpourris

I listened on NPR.

I found Mueller to be a credible witness.

I found the republicans to be assassins.

I found the democrats to vary in skill and impact.

I found the spinal chord of The Mueller Report to be the bottom line of the day’s testimony, which is:

“There was massive Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

There were a large number of contacts between the trump campaign and the Russians.

We can’t find solid enough evidence of conspiracy by trump and his campaign to expect to prevail in court against the arcane and hyper rigorous legal requirements necessary to prove conspiracy.

This is significantly different from saying that the president is not guilty of conspiracy.

Collusion is not a crime and therefore has no part in this investigation.

The president has performed a large number of actions that could be obstruction of justice.

The only way to decide that issue is to prosecute.

Various factors preclude indictment of a sitting president.

There is, however, a constitutionally provided avenue for that prosecution.

Lacking the outcome of such a prosecution, we are unable to stipulate that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice or that he is innocent of that crime.”

Then, later in the day, I saw substantial videos of the testimony.

Seeing Mueller say what he was saying, not just hearing it, for me, sealed the deal.

His face, as deadpan as he must be proud of thinking it can be, wasn’t.


And therein was told the tale, in support of all the words in his historic Report.

donnie is guilty; guilty; guilty.


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