Mueller Slipped Up: His Wednesday Statement Exposed the Lies He Told Attorney General Bill Barr in March
Dirty cop Robert Mueller delivered a final address to the nation on Wednesday on the Trump-Russia collusion special counsel investigation.
Mueller opened his statement by declaring this his final act before resigning as special counsel. He hopes like hell that Congress will not call him in to testify or the country may discover what a complete partisan and crooked cop he is.
During his statement Mueller said he based his decision on the fact that via the Office of legal Counsel” a President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional.”
Robert Mueller: "Under long-standing Department policy, a President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that too is prohibited." #Mueller https://t.co/m1zbvZ2Yuy pic.twitter.com/wppsBL9Aym
— The Hill (@thehill) May 29, 2019
But this was a lie.
Author and legal expert Gregg Jarrett later revealed that this is the exact opposite of what Mueller told Attorney General Bill Barr back in March.
According to reports Mueller told the Attorney General that the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion played no role in the special counsel’s decision-making or lack thereof.
Via FOX News:
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:
“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.”
Barr said there were others in the meeting who heard Mueller say the same thing – that the OLC opinion played no role in the special counsel’s decision-making or lack thereof. The attorney general repeated this in his news conference the day Mueller’s report was released to the public:
“We specifically asked him about the OLC opinion and whether or not he was taking a position that he would have found a crime but for the existence of the OLC opinion. And he made it very clear several times that was not his position.”
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?
Joint Special Counsel / DOJ statement on the role of the OLC opinion. pic.twitter.com/nPRihv2Lgq
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 29, 2019
Mueller either lied to the American public today or he lied to Attorney General Robert Mueller.
Hopefully this crook will be pressed on his conflicting statements.