Doesnt that mean we didnt have enough evidence to prove he DID do it?
Robert Mueller tried, ever so carefully, as if he was weighing his words on a scale, to deliver a neutral summary of his report and then vanish from public life.
Good luck with that.
If you had to boil down to five words the approach taken by the outgoing special counsel, it was this: “The report is my testimony.”
Still, prognosticators and politicians of all stripes rushed to parse each syllable in the light most favorable to their views. About the only thing everyone could agree on is that Mueller does not want to testify, and doesn’t plan to say much if he’s forced to show up on the Hill
The chief takeaway is that Mueller wanted it known he didn’t exonerate President Trump — which his report makes clear, but this was the truncated television version.
The key sentence: “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.”
The reason: Mueller decided he was bound by an old memo from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel concluding that a sitting president can’t be indicted.
“Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider,” he said….
Read the rest at: Not Guilty