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Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence

Update: 2019-05-3066
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Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discussed his investigation of Russian election interference for the first time on Wednesday. He did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of justice, saying: “If we had enough confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Thomas Franklin

look at these dumbfucks writing paragraphs lol.

May 31st
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Nicholas Alexander Furst

Wes yeah, dont they know I'm listening to this shit at 630a and am not reading shit?? jeeeeez la weez I wish I had time to write paragraphs after listening to a poddie first ting in da mawhnnnin

Jun 4th
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Wes

Thomas Franklin it's gold.

May 31st
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Chris

A prosecutor's job is never to exonerate a person. It is to determine if there is sufficient evidence to indict him and bring forth charges. Mueller did not choose to recommend charges. He very easily could've said "if Trump was not the President I would recommend charges, however the OLC ruling prohibits the President from being indicted". He also could've suggested charges for literally any person within the scope of the investigation because the OLC ruling only applies to the President. The entire Trump administration was investigated for 2+ years essentially and he could've recommended charges for anyone. Now the NYT and the unhinged liberal media will run with that one quote that is not even Mueller's job or the basis of the entire investigation. Their talking points have been destroyed. Mueller literally said Barr released the entire report that he was able to in good faith and that he appreciates that Barr did so. Additionally Barr's job was to summarize THE CRIMINAL FINDINGS, not summarize the entire 448 page report that he released to the public because everyone can read that it they want since he made it public. He accurately described the criminal ramifications. Meanwhile NYT and CNN and the rest of the unhinged leftist media have been claiming Barr is now onstructing too. It is way past the time to move on from this embarrassing investigation. If the Democrats want to impeach, they can! Impeachment standards and criminal standards are different. They can impeach if they'd like to but STOP HOLDING YOUR BREATH FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES.

May 30th
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Sarthak Aneja

Chris 👍

Jun 4th
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JRoss Levine

Chris It's so frustrating.... maddening, actually... that your narrative of beliefs appears to be impenetrable. I doubt if you thought up all these things yourself, as creation of a political narrative is normally a group enterprise. So if you'd like to rejoin reality, I'd recommend you start by dropping Step #1 of your narrative, that the entire investigation was a Witch Hunt undertaken by Angry Democrats to get your man out of office. that's not what happened. That's not why it was done. the special counsel's office was created by a bipartisan decision. it was headed up by a prominent and highly respected Republican attorney who had many years of experience in government leadership. these are simple facts. It is you who is delusional. (Sorry. I realize you can't see that at all. I might as well try to teach my dog to play chess.) Your description of what a prosecutor's job is it's not relevant to the situation. who the hell are you to be holding forth like that. Mueller clearly stated the responsibility he was given, and the scope of what he was to do. rather than debate about this, why don't you, using specific quotes from Mueller's report, show what he did wrong, that he was not supposed to do. so far everything you've said has been false. For people who are unable to read for themselves, or understand for themselves, in his brief statement, Robert Mueller reviewed why the special counsel's office was created, what their scope of Investigation was, and why it fell upon them to investigate obstruction of justice. it was never a Witch Hunt. Trump brought on the obstruction of justice case himself, because he's an unethical sleazebag, and he's used to pulling off this crap and getting away with it. he didn't get away with it this time, because he did it while he was serving as president of our country. he is flat-out prohibited from doing the things he did, because they are illegal. he hasn't been charged because he is president, and there's a separate process for bringing charges against a sitting president. what part of this are you not understanding? Trump got caught red-handed, but they can't charge him while he's president. Mueller stated that clearly. he clearly stated it in his report, and he clearly stated it to William Barr, who proceeded to flat out lie to the entire country and misrepresent Mueller's decision. The reason Mueller had to investigate obstruction of justice was that justice was being obstructed. This is a simple fact. Why can't you understand this? People were making false statements.... to the grand jury, to Congress, and to Mueller's staff. People were being dangled offers of pardons, people were withholding critical information they were asked about. And numerous of these criminals are already in jail, in contrast with the delusional claim in your comment. the ringleader of the entire obstruction operation is not in jail, nor is he even threatened with jail at this time, because, owing to Department of Justice OLC guidelines, he cannot be charged. Mueller could not say the words you want to put in his mouth. He explained all this. I think if you would listen to Robert Mueller, rather than right-wing Spin Doctors, you could hear for yourself exactly why he said what he said, and didn't say what he didn't say. we don't have to speculate about this, Noor to wonder about it. because Robert Mueller put it all out there very clearly. the only way for you to make the arguments you are making, it's to literally ignore reality. it's just amazing. he explained it all in very simple language. among other things he said it was unfair to accuse someone of criminal charges, even if you did so without releasing the charges, if that person was not to be afforded the opportunity to defend themselves, and potentially clear their name. I find it immensely hypocritical for the political right to impeach Mueller's ethics, when he is so clearly guided by a strong sense of right and wrong. Why do you not have a similar sense of morality? what happened to you? do you even care? Why has your sense of loyalty to our country been trumped by your commitment to serving President Great White Hope.

May 31st
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Travis Tern

if hiring 13 Democrat donors to lead his investigation didnt convince you Mueller was a partisan hack then yesterday laid it out for everyone to see

May 30th
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Travis Tern

if the state cannot prove you committed a crime you are considered "not guilty".. for Bob Mueller this disgrace to transfer the burden of proof to Trump to PROVE he was innocent is a disgusting mischaracterization of the law. He couldnt ne charged. NOT GUILTY

May 30th
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Sean Hoelscher

Dan Jo As the left wants to destroy America. Trump is the only one to stick to the same story. He is being nothing but a Great President and will be through 2024.

Jun 4th
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Sean Hoelscher

Travis Tern True!!!

Jun 4th
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Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence