The alt-left in the US is playing with fire.
And their de facto leader, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, sounds like she knows it.
Heedless of the perils, Trump’s detractors were riled up after hearing the first public comments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding his two-year Russia probe investigation.
Democrats reading between invisible lines
Since the release of the Mueller report over the Easter weekend, Democrats have been hell-bent on a ‘redo’ of the investigation, which failed to find any conclusive evidence of collusion or obstruction from Trump or his campaign during the 2016 election.
Their one argument rested on Mueller not exonerating Trump of all crimes, besides the lack of evidence.
This time, their argument is based on an even weaker detail which is being used to justify the dangerous implication of impeachment.
On Wednesday, as RAW reports, Mueller reaffirmed that his team did not and will not file charges against Trump for potential obstruction of justice through interfering with the probe.
‘[I]f we had had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so,’ he said.
‘We did not however make a determination as to whether the President did commit a crime.’
Still sticking to the ‘no clear evidence’ story, even after the uproar from the left. You’d think that’d be enough to quell the ruckus. But no, Mueller then had to explain that even if he did find evidence, indicting a sitting president was against US Justice Department policy.
‘[C]harging the president with a crime was…not an option we could consider.
‘It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of an actual charge.’
So of course, many Democrats have taken this minute detail and spun it into a call for action from Mueller for the Democrat-led House of Representatives to take up their own investigation to prove Trump did in fact derail the probe and should therefore be impeached.
‘I think it’s a fair inference from what we heard in that press conference that Bob Mueller was essentially referring impeachment to the United States Congress,’ US Senator Kamala Harris of California told reporters in South Carolina.
Talk about picking at straws.
Impeachment shouted from many mouths
Pelosi is trying to resist the calls, but is only doing so to protect her party’s chances at the 2020 presidential election. Like that’s going to shut them up.
She even released a statement yesterday saying Trump wasn’t ‘above the law’, so it doesn’t look like she’s quelling this fire to the best of her ability.
Since Mueller’s comments, US Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are now advocating impeachment for the first time.
‘Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear,’ Booker tweeted, ‘Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately.’
Former US Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who was for impeachment even before Mueller’s latest remarks, tweeted on Wednesday that ‘there must be consequences, accountability, and justice. The only way to ensure that is to begin impeachment proceedings’.
And Pete Buttigieg, a top contender for the Dems in the next election, told NBC News that Mueller’s statements were ‘as close to an impeachment referral as you could get under the circumstances’.
It’s the same weak war cry played in different tunes.
Trump’s clever quip
Earlier today, Trump posted this fire-brewing tweet:
‘How do you impeach a Republican President for a crime that was committed by the Democrats? WITCH-HUNT!’
This is no doubt referring to Attorney General William Barr’s current investigations into the activities of Mueller’s probe to determine whether that investigation was done unlawfully.
So it doesn’t sound like this conflict will be ending any time soon.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign released a statement saying he ‘agrees with Speaker Pelosi that no one would relish what would certainly be a divisive impeachment process, but that it may be unavoidable if this administration continues on its path.’
A path which could potentially reveal the hypocrisy that the Democrats’ risky accusations rest upon.
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