Originally published at: GREGG JARRETT: The Two Faces of Robert Mueller, and Trump’s Presumption of Guilt | Sean Hannity
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller addressed the nation for the first time in two-years Wednesday; raising a series of new questions over his handling of the extensive investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“In his final act before resigning his position, Mueller told the gathered media on Wednesday that his non-decision decision on whether the president obstructed justice was ‘informed’ by a long-standing opinion by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the Justice Department that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime. But according to William Barr, that’s not what Mueller told the attorney general and others during a meeting on March 5, 2017. Here’s what Barr told Senators during his May 1st testimony,” he adds.
“We were frankly surprised that they were not going to reach a decision on obstruction and we asked them a lot about the reasoning behind this. Mueller stated three times to us in that meeting, in response to our questioning, that he emphatically was not saying that but for the OLC opinion he would have found obstruction.”
“Yet, on Wednesday Mueller was telling a different tale. He seemed to argue that he could not have accused the president of obstruction because he was handcuffed by the OLC opinion. Why, then, did Mueller allegedly inform Barr that a special counsel can abandon the opinion if the facts merit it?” asked Jarrett.
“He refused to make a decision to charge the president in a court of law but was more than willing to indict him in the court of public opinion,” he adds. “His report was a non-indictment indictment. It was calumny masquerading as a report.”
Read Gregg Jarrett’s full analysis here.