The report from FBI special counsel Robert Mueller found there was no collusion on the part of the 2016 Trump campaign with Russia, despite Democrats’ claims for two years that the evidence was there in plain sight.
On obstruction, Mueller waffled, citing incidents that might have been used if a prosecutor wanted to file charges, but Attorney General Bill Barr ultimately decided there wasn’t enough there there.
Further, the argument has been raised that without an underlying crime, collusion, there is nothing that could have been obstructed.
However, for some Democrats, that all doesn’t matter. They are coalescing around the idea that Trump should have been indicted anyway.
“I think there is enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted.” @HillaryClinton on whether Donald Trump obstructed justice or not at the #TIME100 Summit https://t.co/LesjLJH44j pic.twitter.com/rRg2MnEmA9
— TIME (@TIME) April 23, 2019
The Gateway Pundit reported Hillary Clinton said, “I think there is enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted.”
“Let it go, Hillary,” the blog advised, when she said, “I’m really of the mind that the Mueller report is part of the beginning … because there’s still so much more that we should know and that we should act upon … And we’re a long way from knowing because we need to get the full report – the unredacted version.”
She was speaking at the TIME 100 conference of celebrities.
She cited a “roadmap” for impeachment – the kind that was being developed during Watergate, on which she worked many years ago.
Social media commenters weren’t all sympathetic to her, with Sharon Portman writing, “Clinton knows she will be indicted soon,” and Joni Job writing, “Tick Tock.”
She also didn’t mention the fact that her campaign helped pay for the Steele “dossier,” a political opposition research document that was used by the Obama administration as a foundation for the entire “Russia collusion” investigation.
Also moving to the cheering section for “indict anyway” was Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of a team of possible Democratic candidates for president.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “If any other human being in this country had done what’s documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.” pic.twitter.com/N9o3Qls3SS
— The Hill (@thehill) April 23, 2019
She stated, “If any other human being in this country had done what’s documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail.”
Jack Moore responded online: “1/1024 truthful,” referencing Warren’s longtime claim of being Native American, when a test showed her to be 1/1024th Native American.”
“Biblical Historian” commented, “So Elizabeth Warren believes … when no crime is found and a person is determined innocent, the political class doesn’t have to be bound by a legal finding of no crime, they can continue to misrepresent and destroy the credibility of any person in the court of public opinion?”