Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke silence and had a press conference yesterday. Let us give you a super quick rundown. He basically said:
- Russia fucked up our election and helped Trump (Trump admitted it this morning)
- Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice
- Couldn’t charge because DOJ wouldn’t let me do it
- I already gave y’all all the evidence you need in the report
- Read it and figure shit out (hint: impeach)
- I’m retiring. Don’t call me. Peace out
Some key quotes
Mueller could’ve been more direct and made his point clearer, as Robert De Niro, the SNL Mueller, called him out yesterday, below are some of the key quotes nonetheless:
“If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so”. Which is a lawyer way of saying…
“Under long-standing department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. Charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider.” Basically saying, I would’ve put him in jail but I couldn’t because my boss wouldn’t let me.
‘A process other than the criminal justice system’ = impeachment. This is him telling Congress – You can do it, tho. There’s this thing called impeachment. Use it.
Pelosi still pump faking, tho
The majority of 2020 Dem candidates got the message. The candidates who pushed for impeachment proceedings yesterday are – Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kirsten Giilibrand, Beto O’rourke, Kamala Harris, and Eric Swalwell.
37 House Democrats have called for impeachment to begin as well. However, Dem leader Nancy Pelosi, the person who ultimately calls the shot, only made a vague non-statement, saying “many constituents want to impeach the president, but we want to do what is right and we want to get results”. TF?
We get it. The Senate Republicans would never impeach Trump in a million years. They’re all complicit. They block laws proposed by the House all the time. That doesn’t stop the House from legislating, tho, right? It’s not about actually removing Trump, shit won’t happen with Republican Senate. It’s about doing the Congressional duty, putting all his wrongdoings on the table for all to see throughout the proceedings, and holding him accountable so whoever gets to be the next president won’t abuse the DOJ policy of not charging sitting presidents.
“The ball is in our court, Congress” – Justin Amash
Even Justin Amash, a Republican Congressman is calling for impeachment. Mueller just gave the go-ahead yesterday. What’s the excuse, Pelosi?