Mueller actually answered the “Most Important Question.” Not just once, but twice.

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For the entire wee between Mueller’s anticipated testimony on July 17th, an his actual testimony on July 24th, the blabbing skulls of punditry on the networks constantly floated the tantalizing teaser of whether or not Robert Mueller would answer “The Ultimate Question.” Said question of course being, Mr Mueller, would you have charged the President with obstruction of justice if it were not for the OLC memo?” Vegas wouldn’t even take odds on that one, the prohibitive favorite was a resounding “NO!”

But it had to be tried, and it was Democratic congressman Ted Lieu from California who tried it, albeit in a slightly sneaky manner. In a series of quick, direct questions, meant to elicit simple “yes” or “no” answers, Lieu slipped in “Director Mueller, the only reason you did not in fact President Trump for obstruction of justice was the OLC memo, correct?” To which Mueller replied “Correct.” Lieu played it perfectly, continuing to ask questions to try to cover that exchange up, but everybody in the world knew that Mueller would have to correct his response, which he did in his opening statement in the afternoon session.

But then, in the afternoon session, a funny thing happened on the way to the boredom. Colorado GOP congressman Ken Buck, who has apparently spent the last week using his head to perform a self colonoscopy, since there has been unanimous agreement on the answer asked a rather dimwitted question;

Buck” So, you believe that a President can be charged with a crime after he leaves office?

Mueller: Yes

Buck slipped on the ice and fell on his ass. But apparently Buck was blissfully unaware that everybody on the planet already knew that answer, because he tried to ask the same question again, only with a couple of devastating word changes;

Buck” So..So you could charge the President with obstruction of justice after he left office?

Mueller: Yes

If you weren’t paying really close attention, it appeared that Buck was stunned by Mueller’s initial answer, and repeated the question, looking for a different response. But it was by no means the same question. In his first attempt, Buck asked a generic question, could anybody charge a president, any president, with a crime, any crime after he leaves office? The answer was yes. But on the second go around, Buck screwed up major by getting specific, “So…So you (Mueller specifically) could charge the president with obstruction of justice (a specific crime), after he left office?” Mueller: “Yes”.

Now one can claim that the first time around with Lieu, that Mueller was caught unaware, and simply replied “yes” to yet another in a string of questions that all elicited similar responses, without realizing the import o his answer. I find that likely, since Mueller moved quickly to correct the record when he realized what he had actually said. Similarly, it is possible that Mueller missed the subtle changes in Buck’s second question as well. But it has been more than 48 hours now, and no correction has been offered by Mueller, so I’m assuming he knew what he said, and feels no need to change the answer.

But the fact of the matter is simple. Special Counsel Robert Mueller was asked a simple and direct question, could he successfully charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice once he left office? And the simple, blunt answer was yes. Add to that response the fact that in later questioning, Mueller refused to knock down the statement that one of the reasons that he and his team declined to subpoena Trump to testify to the grand jury was that they thought that they already had sufficient evidence of intent to obstruct justice, and the implication is clear. The only reason that Donald Trump was not perp walked right on into federal court alongside Michael Cohen was because of the Office of Legal Counsel memo prohibiting indicting or charging a sitting president. Both as “Individual One” in the Cohen charges, as well as independent charges for obstruction of justice. Let’s see Barr try to wriggle his pandering ass out of that one.

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carol jay
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carol jay

but maybe an articvle on here gave the unfortunate info that if G-d forbid he were to win a second term the staute of limitations will have run and he could be charged thats why Pelosi must act instead of her lollygaggin around

David Bishop
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David Bishop

exactly.

carol jay
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carol jay

sorry for the errors and he could not be charged if statute runs. Dems also seem to want to forget that Hillary won by 2.9million more votes and still lost For too many of them to say well we jast have to vote him out in 2020 is ignoring history and the way gerrymandering etc works (and that trumpsters may well try and ignite a civil war if he loses and we know trump wont go willingly

Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lane Hood

Pelosi “looygaggin around’? Perhaps, then, you can explain to me what is the use of bringing impeachment charges against 45 when the Senate refuses to even look at them???? Mitch McConnell has made it perfectly clear that he will not take it before the Senate.

carol jay
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carol jay
the point is to show the country (and world) lawlessness is not acceptable, high crimes and misdemeanors are not acceptable. Whether the godoffalparty finally accepts that this man has committed high crimes and misdemeanors remains to be seen. can only hope as with Nixon where until the 18 minutes of missing tape they behaved as gop is now protecting defending supporting, and then said to him resign because you will be impeached, To say senate wont act is terrible reason not to do what the constitution gives the right to do, impeach when a president has violated his oath of… Read more »
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I follow the news about what happens in American politics reasonably closely and reports over here in Australia are reporting that the American media are taking apart the Muller testimony by saying it didn’t rate well on the televised broadcast. I don’t think that was its main purpose nor do I think that it’s fair to attack the man for his language or the fact that he was not up to date on the report, I defy anyone to memorize a 448 page report with all the footnotes, and the be able to recite it verbatim upon request. I think… Read more »
Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
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Surya-Patricia Lane Hood

The law states specifically that anything 45 did before he took the oath of office he is culpable of and can be charged for. His immunity is only in effect during his tenure. So, yes, Mr. Mueller was correct in saying “yes” to both questions.

Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

Mueller gave impeachment and charging to Congress to act upon.