Democrats thought they won the whole ballgame – then Mueller came in and squashed them like a bug.
The Democrats had one goal today heading into the much-talked-about Mueller hearing.
They needed to get former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to say that President Trump obstructed justice. If they got that from him, it didn’t matter what was in the report.
It didn’t matter what the real facts were. They would use Mueller’s testimony to impeach the president.
Ted Lieu—a Democrat known for walking out of a moment of silence—became the Democrat hero today when he got Mueller to say he didn’t prosecute Trump over obstruction.
But Lieu made it seem like Mueller’s only reason was because Trump is a sitting president. From Twitter:
Democrats have been circulating an exchange between Ted Lieu and Robert Mueller this morning as if it were the smoking gun they needed to start impeachment hearings:
Rep. Lieu: “The reason again that you did not indict Donald Trump is because of the OLC opinion stating that you cannot indict a sitting President, correct?”
Mueller: “That is correct.”
But wait, Democrats! Before you start your victory laps—oh wait you already did.
Democrats in the media have used this clip to prove that Trump is guilty of obstruction. They were all but ready to impeach him earlier today.
Then Mueller returned and crushed little Ted’s scheme.
NEW: Mueller references this moment in second opening statement, saying Rep. Lieu's statement "was the not the correct way to say it."
— ABC News (@ABC) July 24, 2019
Here’s the text if you can’t read it: “NEW: Mueller references this moment in second opening statement, saying Rep. Lieu’s statement “was the not the correct way to say it.” “We did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”
Boom! Take that, Lieu!
Mueller and his team didn’t even attempt to prosecute Trump, because they could not prove he committed a crime.
That means, in this country, he’s innocent.
Democrats want to get rid of that sticky “innocent until proven guilty” part of our law. They have accused Trump of obstruction for years. But they’re missing that all-important thing. What is it called?
Oh yeah, proof!
Ted Lieu tried to twist Mueller’s words, saying he just didn’t prosecute Trump because he was president.
But the fact is, Mueller and his team didn’t find any evidence to prove beyond any doubt, that Trump obstructed justice.
President Trump didn’t obstruct justice. He didn’t need to, because he never colluded in the first place.
Democrats want to flip the script and make him “guilty until proven innocent.” Sorry, chumps, Trump has been innocent all along.
If an independent counsel like Mueller says so, you know it’s true.
I guess Ted Lieu will just have to suck it up and accept Trump will be president for a long time.
Author: Adam Casalino
Source: Patriot Journal: Mueller Lets Dems Celebrate For 2 Seconds – Then He Clarifies And Crashes Their Party