Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Facts The republicans Want Forgotten

As they continue to say that the Mueller report was a 40 million dollar nothing, and as fat Billy II has his fictionalized version of the Mueller Report continue to stand as the official Justice Department version of the Mueller Report, we all need to remember what the Mueller Report actually said.

It said (quotation marks indicating that some one is speaking, not that this is a quote from the Report):

“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 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”.

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