Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday was nothing short of a total mess.
While testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Mueller was forced to admit that it was unprecedented for him not to exonerate President Donald Trump in his investigation.
Mueller was essentially corned and forced to concede that despite refusing to charge Trump with a single crime, he didn’t write in his report that the president was exonerated.
When grilled by Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe, Mueller could think of one case where where “proof of innocence” would be required for a full exoneration.
“Can you give me an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined?” Ratcliffe asked.
“I cannot, but this is a unique situation,” Mueller responded.
“It doesn’t exist,” Ratcliffe continued.
Ratcliffe added: “Nowhere does it say that you were to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or that the special counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him. It’s not in any of the documents, it’s not in your appointment order, it’s not in any of the special counsel regulations, it’s not in the OLC opinions, it’s not in the Justice manual, and it’s not in the principles of federal prosecution.”
“The bedrock principle of our justice system is a presumption of innocence,” Ratcliffe added.
Ratcliffe went on to accuse Mueller of not following the special counsel regulations, saying the portion of Mueller’s report about whether the president committed obstruction of justice does not include any “decisions reached,” as Mueller was not able to conclude whether Trump had obstructed justice.
Ratcliffe’s point was simple: if Mueller concluded that there was no evidence of collusion and didn’t think there was enough evidence to charge Trump for obstruction of justice, why didn’t he write that the president was exonerated?
Ratcliffe exposed Mueller as a partisan hack who went after Trump with a standard not allowed in the law.
Mueller and his team of “16 Angry Democrats,” as Trump has called them, presumed the president was guilty from the very beginning.
Mueller’s hearing was boring, bizarre, and a total dud.
Even Democrats are ticked off that Mueller seemed bleak and completely unaware of his own report.
The ex-special counsel also got caught contradicting his own reportwith one major issue.
Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins exposed Mueller for saying one thing in public, but another in his own Russia report.
Regardless of what Democrats say, Mueller’s report makes it clear that there’s no evidence of collusion or obstruction.