“Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.”– Donald J. Trump, upon learning that Mueller was appointed as the Special Counsel… as quoted in the Mueller report
Dare we hold out any hope that this will come true?
Does it sound like the statement of someone who isn’t guilty? I know this isn’t how our justice system works, but… wow.
“we determined not to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the President committed crimes.”
“we recognized that a federal criminal accusation against a sitting President would place burdens on the President’s capacity to govern and potentially preempt constitutional process for addressing presidential misconduct.”
” The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.”
” if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state.”
“while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”– the Mueller Report
So yeah, this supposed “corrupt rigged witch hunt by Democrats” started with the premise that they were not going to charge Trump with anything.
But the report provides plenty of examples of Trump obstructing justice, and even preemptively shoots down arguments that “it’s not obstruction if guilt is not proven.” And it’s probably as close to saying “wake up, Congress, and smell the impeachment” as they felt they could say.