May. 29, 2019

Impeachment, Robert Mueller, Nancy Pelosi, and Donald Trump Obstruction

Of course, the Justice Department couldn't indict a sitting President, in the American system of government, we have three separate and distinct branch of the one larger tree, the legislative, the executive and the judicial. The Justice Department falls under not the judicial branch but falls under the executive branch, so the Justice Department answers to the Executive Branch of the federal government. In our US Constitution, specific checks and balances are in place to ensure justice is evenly applied. So only Congress, first the people's House of Representative can impeach or try a sitting President. Once that House impeachment process has rendered a decision, then the US Senate votes on the House's impeachment. If both Houses of the Legislative Branches of the US Government vote to impeach the sitting President is then and only then impeached from office. At that time the Justice Department can indict the former sitting President because he no longer heads the Executive Branch of Government. He is now a private citizen who must uphold the laws as a private citizen and is past actions as President are then indictable.

So what Robert Mueller was saying in his press conference was simply this, if the American people want this case to be adjudicated in a courtroom. It must first, and foremost be adjudicated in the halls of Congress. Mueller simply delivered a slam shot to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi can either return service and play the point. Or she can refuse service and pass on the impeachment. So it's no need to over analyze what Robert Mueller said because what he said was irrelevant to Trump's guilt or innocence. The decision can only be made by those two houses of the legislative branch, US House of Representatives and the US Senate. If and when the Senate votes on impeachment. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court will oversee the proceedings but the only determining factors will be a simple majority vote from the US Senators.

This is how our federal government works. No Justice Department appointee could indict Richard Nixon during Watergate, nor could the US Attorney General indict Andrew Johnson during his acts of Confederate sabotage in 1865. These were two historical instances of impeachment proceeding in America. The most recent case was the failed attempt by the Republican Party to evict Bill Clinton for lying about having sex with a White House intern. So, if you know your history you would've known that indictments coming from Mueller's Investigation wouldn't have borne any fruits of indictments against Trump. Robert Meuller gathered the evidence. Now Pelosi must decide if the criminal actions of obstruction reportedly done by the sitting President rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. The ball is in and has been in Pelosi court the day she was elected Speaker of the House of Representative.