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Robert Mueller Testifies Before The House Judiciary And Intelligence Committees

Robert Mueller Testifies Before The House Judiciary And Intelligence Committees

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Today is the first of a two-day-long hearing for Former Special Counsel, Robert Mueller. He is currently taking the witness stand at the House Judiciary Committee where he is summarizing and answering questions under oath on the key findings in his investigation.

Allegedly, Mueller and his team found that Russia worked in parallel with the Trump campaign by using two forms of strategies. One, they hacked different democratic emails and two, they seeded misleading information on social media.

The hearing took off with the Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler who said, “Any other person who acted in this way would have been charged with crimes . . . and in this nation, not even the president is above the law,” referring to President Trump and his involvement with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

The problem is the Justice Department policy doesn’t allow a sitting president to be charged. The internal memo says “The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.” Basically, Trump is constitutionally immune.

Chairman Nadler said to Fox News “The report presents very substantial evidence that the president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,” although he can’t be tried, he can be impeached and it’s looking like they are spearheading towards that direction.

Mueller was not able to charge the president; however, Mueller and his team did not clear Trump’s name either saying he “was not exculpated.”

This had Trump tweeting “Highly conflicted Robert Mueller should not be given another bite at the apple. In the end, it will be bad for him and the phony Democrats in Congress who have done nothing but waste time on this ridiculous Witch Hunt. Result of the Mueller Report, NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION!”

The word “impeachment” is the biggest elephant in the room today.