As the calls of President Donald Trump’s impeachment grew wider, the Republicans decided to interrogate Special Counsel Robert Mueller for the findings he had reached in the Mueller report. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who stood in favor of the President, claimed he was free from obstruction charges.
Whether the President committed an obstruction of justice or was it all just to defame him, is something that has bothered the Republicans for a long time. Since they wanted proper answers as to how, where and why these investigations started, they asked Robert Mueller to testify his findings.
During his two years of investigations, Mueller established connections between the Trump campaign and the Russians. According to his findings, the Russians interfered in the 2016 Presidential elections, with the aim of helping Trump to win against Hillary Clinton. Even though he confirmed collusion, he could not establish it as an alleged crime to charge the President.
In the same context, Robert Mueller charged all the 35 people and three companies for the alleged interference with the Russians, skipping Trump’s family members. Thereby, the Special Counsel neither charged President Trump with a crime nor exonerated him.
In order to testify his investigations on Republicans’ demands, Mueller in a hearing on Wednesday, rejected President’s claims, which said that the “special counsel totally exonerated Trump of obstruction of justice”. Throughout the hearing, he remained sticked to his 448-page report and at times even asked the House committee members to go through the text of his findings.
Robert Mueller continuously expressed his concerns over the Russian interference in the US democracy, which possesses a greater challenge for the country. “Over the course of my career I have seen a number of challenges to our democracy. The Russian government’s effort to interfere in our election is among the most serious,” he said.
“Much more needs to be done in order to protect against this intrusion, by the Russians but others as well,” added Mueller.
While Trump called it a “great day for the Republican party”, the White House members called Mueller’s testimony an “epic embarrassment for the Democrats”. Post Mueller’s six hours testimony on Wednesday, the rising impeachment calls of Trump generally subsided as many Democratic Party leaders chose to remain silent. Many others claimed to enforce a subpoena to get access to the grand jury material in the Mueller report.
Both the Democrats, who had wanted proofs to impeach President Trump, and the Republicans, who expected to clear the misunderstandings off the President’s name, largely failed in their motives. The current situation has created a total dilemma. It seems that decries and the condemnation calls would persist, and the congress would continue to investigate what they view as necessary to bring revelation in the case.
While the Democrats push for “Trump guilty of obstruction”, the Republicans call it nothing more than false accusations. What would become of Robert Mueller’s investigation and testimony remains anonymous. It appears that the citizens would pass the final judgment in the end.