On Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence, and made a statement on the Mueller report.
During his speech, Mueller stoked the fires of dissent, by attacking Trump, claiming if he had “confidence” that President Trump had not committed a crime, he would have said so.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is set to make his first public statement about the Russia probe in an hour. https://t.co/LpWptitZsb
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) May 29, 2019
Breitbart reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced Wednesday the office of the special counsel was closing and he was returning to private life, in his first public comments since his investigation began in May 2017.
He reiterated the conclusions outlined in his final report, which Attorney General William Barr released last month.
On the subject of whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election, Mueller said, “There was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.”
On the subject of whether President Trump ever criminally obstructed his investigation, Mueller was more vague — saying his team was not confident the president did not commit a crime. However, he did not say his team was confident the president did commit a crime either.
“If we had confidence the president did not commit a crime we would have said so,” he said.
Mueller said he appreciated Barr making his final report “largely public” and suggested that it would be a waste of time if he testified to Congress.
Trump supporters took to Twitter to squash Mueller’s attempted attacks on President Trump.
"If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so." That is not the standard of a prosecutor. Prosecutors exist to determine whether someone committed a chargeable offense, not whether they are exonerated of charges.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 29, 2019
The Media is spinning that Mueller said, "If Trump were not a sitting President, they would have charged him."
But that's NOT what he said.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 29, 2019
The big winners today are Attorney General William Barr & President Trump.
The big losers today are the Democratic Party, Mueller, Never Trump & all of the Russia conspiracy theorists.
Biggest losers? The American people who had this Russian collusion fraud perpetrated on them.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 29, 2019
Also, Mueller's view of a prosecutor's role — to prove and declare a target's innocence, rather than to charge criminality — is a despicable affront to the rule of law and the Constitution. Cops and lawyers don't grant innocence. It is our default legal state absent conviction.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 29, 2019
The report also doesn't say there was insufficient evidence. It says the "investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities” and "despite multiple offers."
— Richard Baris (@Peoples_Pundit) May 29, 2019
Law enforcement should not have the power to publicly crucify your reputation before you’re convicted of a crime. This is something that every single American should agree on. Yet support for this concept seems to be conditional depending on the target of said investigation.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) May 29, 2019
Mueller just made it clear that the focus should be on Russia’s malign activities. Democrats will of course continue to focus on President Trump instead.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 29, 2019
CASE CLOSED. #RobertMueller
— ACT for America (@ACTforAmerica) May 29, 2019