‘Impeachment Obsessed’ Nadler Repeats False Claim Debunked By Mueller
House Judiciary Committee chairman consumed with trying to undo the 2016 election
Despite former special counsel Robert Mueller affirming his team m found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump administration, Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler is still on his 'impeachment' warpath.
The House Judiciary Committee chairman is consumed with trying to undo the 2016 election that he is even prepared to repeat false claims, even though Mueller himself debunked them.
During the Democratic press conference about Mueller’s testimony, Nadler said that the only reason President Donald Trump was not indicted was that he was a sitting president, according to a report from Fox News.
Nadler even went as far to reference specific exchange between Mueller and Democratic California Rep. Ted Lieu.
“He told us in a remarkable exchange with Mr. Lieu that but for the Department of Justice policy prohibiting [him] from doing so, he would have indicted President Trump,” Nadler said.
But Nadler has clearly forgotten that Mueller himself debunked the claim after Democrats began to put it on the 'alter' of impeachment.
During the exchange, Lieu asked Mueller to clarify his decision not to indict Trump:
"The reason that you did not indict the president is because of the OLC opinion that you cannot indict a sitting president, correct?”
“Correct,” Mueller replied.
That was the nugget the Democrats were looking in an otherwise fruitless hearing.
But it was too good to be true.
Just hours later, to the horror of the Democrats, Mueller clarified his response:
“I want to add one correction to my testimony this morning,” Mueller said.
“I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said and I quote, ‘You didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.’ That is not the correct way to say it."
"As we say in the report and as I said at the opening, we did not reach a determination as to whether the president committed a crime.”
So the leftist narrative was laid to rest, or so we thought.
Mueller adding a correction to his testimony this morning...— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) July 24, 2019
"I want to go back to one thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu who said, and I quote, 'you didn’t charge the president because of the OLC opinion.' That is not the correct way to say it." pic.twitter.com/H0iUJ03nyi
But Nadler promptly proceeded to dig a “gotcha moment” out of the grave, which made the Democrats look even more desperate and stupid.
The Office of Legal Counsel opinion that Lieu referenced is critical.
It is essential to understand whether or not a sitting president can be indicted.
But the Democrats are working this issue in reverse.
They are wasting time worrying if Trump can be charged, instead of examining whether he should be.
The Mueller report says “no” on both counts.
The origins of the investigation
On Friday, Former Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said that Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress on Wednesday proves that he "clearly didn’t write" the Mueller report.
Gowdy made the statement during the Fox News Channel’s coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional hearing on Wednesday.
Fox News Contributor Gowdy said Democrats are “not closer to anything other than wishing this had never happened."
"Bad facts make for bad witnesses."