Democrats, liberals and anti-Trumpers are slithering over one another to say, “Mueller’s report did not exonerate the president of obstruction and said Congress must make a determination on the issue.”
PEOPLE — HEAR ME! If you’re going to convince our nation to take a more Constitutionally and Federally lawful course, you must hit these people smack between the eyes with clear, concise TRUTH backed up by cold, hard, verifiable FACTS. The worst of them will continue to deny it, but you WILL pull the wool OFF the eyes of many of their followers, and the rug out from beneath the liars. Don’t make it complicated. It’s not complicated.
Keep it Simple
1. Special Counsels operating under 28 CFR § 600.8(c) – Notification and reports by the Special Counsel do not exonerate any more than they convict. Instead, they either recommend prosecution to the DoJ or they decline to recommend prosecution.
Specifically: “Closing documentation. At the conclusion of the Special Counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel.”
Again, Special Counsels have nothing to do with “exoneration.”
2. Mueller closed his May 29, 2019 speech by specifically stating he has nothing to add to or subtract from his report, that his report stands as is.
3. Mueller’s report, Part I, specifically and expressly concludes there was “no collusion.”
4. Mueller’s report, Part II, on obstruction, specifically and expressly states, “…this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime.” – Part II, Conclusion, p. 182.
No collusion. No crime of obstruction.
5. Congress is NOT authorized to investigate anything. They have oversight authority, which means they’re authorized to find facts pursuant to passing legislation. They have absolutely ZERO investigatory powers and I say this with absolutely certainty based on the Tenth Amendment:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” – Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Investigative powers, BY LAW, rest with the Department of Justice. Specifically, “The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States.”
Again, the Department of Justice has investigatory powers over all government officials, including members of Congress.
Congressional authority, however, is limited to impeachment and removal from office, but that process is also very clearly spelled out in the Constitution. Congress needs a majority in the House to begin proceedings, and two-thirds of the Senate to concur.
“The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.” – Article I Section 2
“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.” – Article I Section 3
That last part, beginning with “but the Party convicted,” is handled solely by the Department of Justice, as it and it alone has authority over federal government officials.
So, Democrats, if you’re going to do this, you’re going to have to do it right, and you will never achieve a two-thirds vote in the Senate after Mueller’s exhaustive $35 million duly authorized investigation resulted in “no collusion” and on obstruction, “this report does not conclude the President committed a crime.
ALL members of Congress: HOLD one another accountable to the rule of LAW!!!