In a stunning admittion, the Democrat chairman of the House Judiciary Committee stated that even though the Special Council Investigation headed-up by the ex-Director of the FBI Robert Mueller has not found President Donald Trump complicit in any conspiracy with the Russian government, Nadler will still investigate the Commander-in-Chief.
Rep. Nadler (D-NY) plainly stated on the reliably left-wing CNN, that the Mueller investigation was “limited in scope, limited to crimes.”
Strangely enough, the New York Democrat claims that he can still go after President Trump on the grounds of “obstructions of justice, abuses of power, at corruption.”
Obviously, Nadler seems to have missed the class where obstructions of justice, abuses of power, and corruption are all crimes.
By the way, as just about everyone already knows, Mueller’s investigation put the onus on the US Attorney General William Barr to determine if enough evidence exists to charge the president with obstruction of justice.
As reported by the Washington Examiner;
Mueller did not issue a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice during the investigation, leaving it to the attorney general to decide whether the president obstructed justice. The special counsel said that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Barr revealed that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have found that there is not “sufficient” evidence to determine whether Trump obstructed justice.
“After reviewing the Special Counsel’s final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense,” Barr wrote.
So here’s the $64,000 question; if Mueller found no crimes, on what legal grounds does Nadler stand that Trump committed crimes? Nadler not only doesn’t have the power to make up the legal definitions of crimes as he go along, he also is ignorant of the United States Constitution.
According to USConstitution.net, Article 2 Section 4 of the same U.S. Constitution clearly states;
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
It’s understood that “high crimes” as written in the 18th century, as applicable to those individuals elected to office, as interpreted by Jon Roland of the Constitution Society.
As far as “misdemeanors” are concerned, Robert G. Natelson of the Federalist Society has deducted;
While violations of the criminal law provide grounds for impeachment, high misdemeanors encompass breaches of the duties of loyalty, good faith, and care, and of the obligations to account and to follow instructions (including the law and Constitution) when administering one’s office.
But getting back to Nadler’s outrageous claim that despite the Mueller investigation finding no crimes he will still go after the president, as reported by the everything political news portal RealClearPolitics.com;
The special prosecutor is limited in scope. His job was limited in scope and limited to crimes. What Congress has to do is look at a broader picture. We are in charge — we have the responsibility of protecting the rule of law, of looking at obstructions of justice, abuses of power, at corruption, in order to protect the rule of law so that our democratic institutions are not greatly damaged by this president.