A leftwing Soros dark-money group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has been suing the Department of Justice for years. They’re trying to obtain a long-secret memo from Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion witch hunt.
These moonbats have such a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome that they’re the ones who have been spreading the conspiracy theory – for years – that Mueller was a secret Russian agent who was helping Trump all along. That’s healthy.
Anyway, that memo has finally been publicly released, and it backfired spectacularly on CREW. Instead of implicating Trump in a crime that Mueller covered up, the memo outlines the fact that the Mueller team knew their “obstruction of justice” claims against Trump were BS all along.
The memo was written in 2019. It explicitly stated that Trump should not be prosecuted for obstruction of justice, because his criticisms of Robert Mueller were VALID. Trump’s attacks on the Mueller probe were motivated by legitimate frustrations and therefore not a crime – according to the Mueller team itself. They said that in writing to former Attorney General Bill Barr. (Funny how Barr never mentioned that.)
This memo concludes that Trump couldn’t be prosecuted for any of his statements about witnesses or the investigating team, without intruding on his legitimate authority as the chief of the Executive branch. As many of us said throughout the Russia collusion hoax, Trump had every right to criticize the Mueller team or even to fire them if he felt like doing so. He was the boss! And we elected him to be the boss. If the chief executive is not in charge of the Department of Justice which is under his authority, then no one is.
That’s why we elect presidents. They’re supposed to run the Executive branch. To claim that it’s obstruction of justice to complain about the DOJ or any other Executive branch agency is to claim that we did not legitimately elect Trump. And we did. By a lot. Twice. Is a president allowed to criticize the Department of Agriculture? How about NASA? If the employees who work under him in any agency are stinking the place up, Trump has every right to tell them to get their act together and criticize them.
Because we ELECTED him to be the boss.
Here’s what the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O’Callaghan wrote in the memo, dated March 24, 2019:
“Having reviewed the Report in light of the governing legal principles, and the Principles of Federal Prosecution, we conclude that none of those instances would warrant a prosecution for obstruction of justice, without regard to the constitutional constraint on bringing such an action against a sitting president.”
This tells us a couple of things. First, Mueller lied to Congress when he delivered his report. He sat there and testified, “Oh, golly gee, here’s all the obstruction of justice ‘evidence’ that we collected, but it’s not up to me to make a determination on whether to impeach Trump for it. That’s up to the Congress!”
He knew darned good and well that HIS OWN TEAM had determined there was nothing that Trump said or did that rose to the level of obstruction of justice.
Second, it tells us that the DOJ knew that charging Trump with obstruction of justice would be so far out of the ‘standards and norms’ of our country that it would be absolutely unprecedented in US history. It would be like… oh, I don’t know… raiding a former president’s home for documents that the government mailed to him after he left office or something.
You can just imagine what the moonbats at Crew are thinking now that they’ve finally gotten this memo released and it once again exonerates President Trump. “See! That PROVES that Mueller was working for Putin all along!”
Bill “Bag of Donuts” Barr could have released this memo three years ago, but for some reason decided not to. If Trump had known of the memo’s existence, there’s no doubt that he would have declassified it and released it. Instead, we had to wait three years to even learn of its existence. Oh, and by the way, how’s that Durham investigation coming along, anyway? Any day now, right?