As I wrote on Thursday, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s flip flop on whether to bring obstruction of justice charges against President Trump shows how disingenuous he is.
Mueller told Attorney General William Barr and Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that the longstanding recommendation of the Office of Legal Counsel’s of not being able to charge a sitting president did not figure into his determination on obstruction charges.
The Office of Legal Counsel is part of the Department of Justice that assists the Attorney General’s position as legal adviser to the President and all executive branch agencies.
While Mueller could not bring obstruction charges stemming from his report, he did say there is a Congressional remedy — impeachment — to go after Trump.
Mueller knows there is no evidence to bring criminal charges into a court and would be thrown out, but impeachment is a political charge not subject to evidential rules or subject to appeal.
Mueller’s actions show how disingenuous he is after spending nearly two years and $40 million to find no collusion or obstruction of justice.