Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Mueller Report: Simple Summaries

Mueller Time is upon us. 

Will the rule of law prevail over the rule of Trump? Will the consequences contribute to the arc of justice? Or will it result in the nation's accelerated decline into authoritarianism?

The future of our Republic is at stake. 

I hope I’m not exaggerating the importance of his testimony when Mueller appears before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees this week.

One thing is certain, our nervous and fearful eyes will be glued to our TV screens.

And perhaps even more nervous and fearful, and ANGRY, eyes will be viewing from the White House.

Trump’s personal Attorney General wants to muzzle Mueller, and instructed him to answer only "within the boundaries of your public report, because matters within the scope of your investigation were covered by executive privilege."

This tells us Trump’s Cartel is nervous already.

I predict more Americans will finally learn what was in Mueller’s report. Too few have read any of it, and most have read none of it.

No sane person should be unfamiliar with Mueller's findings.

Maybe a few simple summaries of the Mueller Report can help.

These can be shared with those who happen to be just tuning in, or with friends and family who may be low information voters, or may have attention deficit issues.

The Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan summarized the Mueller Report’s conclusion:

“While the report did not find sufficient evidence to bring charges of criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, it stated that Trump could not be exonerated of trying to obstruct the investigation itself. And it said that Mueller’s conclusions were informed by his reasoning that Trump couldn’t be indicted, at least partly because of a Justice Department opinion against prosecuting a current president.”

Elizabeth Warren summarized the Mueller Report’s content:

“Part 1, a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 elections for the purpose of getting Donald Trump elected.

Part 2, then-candidate Donald Trump welcomed that help.

And Part 3, when the federal government tried to investigate Part 1 and Part 2, Donald Trump as president delayed, deflected, moved, fired and did everything he could to obstruct justice.”

And finally Mueller’s own words:

Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.

That is also a reason we investigated efforts to obstruct the investigation. The matters we investigated were of paramount importance. It was critical for us to obtain full and accurate information from every person we questioned. When a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.

The report has two parts addressing the two main issues we were asked to investigate.

The first volume of the report details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign's response to this activity, as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.

And in the second volume, the report describes the results and analysis of our obstruction of justice investigation involving the President.

As set forth in our report, after that investigation, if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that

 I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments—that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election.

That allegation deserves the attention of every American.

If this is still too much to mentally process, here is the bottom line:

He colluded with Russian interferenceHe obstructed Justice.


U.P. Tim said...

Well Dave the verdict is in. Will the Dems do anything with it? We'll have to see if they crawl into their holes and show weakness or hold the Orange Stain accountable for his crimes. My guess is the first option.

Dave Dubya said...


The Republican Party has chosen to support Trump's betrayal of our country, while the Corpo-Dems don't want to rock the boat.

IF that is how it's going to be, Trump will get away with his crimes, and Russia will help reelect him. He openly welcomes their interference.

It's an ugly picture.

As the Last American Prophet George Carlin said, "You don't have rights. You have owners".

We can do little to stop our nation's downward slide into inverted totalitarianism under authoritarian leaders.

USA: 1776-2000. RIP