Exonerated or not, Mueller report, which is still not concluded after its eventual conclusion, is now eroding out multiple possibilities on obstruction of justice by the US President Donald Trump.
While Mueller’s report makes a whipping claim that “a fundamental principle of our government” is that no individual, not even the President, “is above the law”. His statement on Wednesday, portrayed other side of the story. “We concluded that we would not reach a determination, one way or the other, about whether the president committed a crime,” he said in his explanation of the report.
The rigmarole of special counsel’s report holds an all important aspect on the President’s future. Now, Mueller has two different alignments on the same topic; alleging no obstruction on the one hand, while indirectly billing him accountable for collusion with Russia on the other.
Essentially, laying out the fact that federal prosecutors can investigate the sitting President for crimes, but not make any conclusion. This likely conveys that the President is somewhat above the law.
Looking at the special counsel’s report, it further becomes clearer that Mueller was careful not to state that he could not have issued a criminal report about Trump. Besides, in his account, it is already clearly mentioned several times that his office “determined” not to do it, plus in his statement on Wednesday he also used the term “concluded,” to make his stance clearer.
So, where does this investigation stand? Is it beating around the bush named Trump, who is immune because of his position or is there an invisible side to the account?
The special counsel says it “is permissible” anyway to collect evidence, and because Trump would not have immunity once he leaves the office, he could be indicted at that time. However, then comes a sparkling contrast to the argument. Though the counsel considers evaluating the US President under Justice of Department about prosecution decisions, Mueller puts that it “determined not to apply an approach that could potentially result in a judgment that the President committed crimes.”
His reason, a crisp line that reads that Trump can’t be charged means he cannot clear his name with absolution at trial. On Wednesday, Mueller presented his explanation and stated exactly the same “Beyond department policy, we were guided by principles of fairness,” he said. “It would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of an actual charge,” he added.
The position this mayhem has reached at, thus, appeals to realize that implications of wrong doing that are not suffered by Trump, mitigates the fact that President is not at all innocent. Many legal experts also argue that the report closely remarks on obstruction of justice, and if he wasn’t the President, the claims would have been put on much direct basis than they are now.
So, while many billed Mueller Report as dead on arrival because of its inability to directly accuse Trump, it is clear now that he is not innocent. As the final paragraph of Mueller report reads, “If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” it clearly portrays that the President is only somewhat immune because of the given circumstances, is not exonerated and clearly not above the law.
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