Earlier this week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller made his first-ever public statement since taking on his role, announcing that he would be closing his office.
The statement itself enjoyed a lot of hype from the mainstream press, but nevertheless changed nothing in our national discourse. Mueller essentially repeated information that we already knew, suggesting that it wouldn’t matter if he found any dirt on President Trump because he constitutionally can’t charge him anyway.
The statement really called into question what the whole point of the investigation has been in the first place. If there was nothing Mueller would have been able to do, why did we spend upwards of $20 million and years of our lives on this investigation? It’s almost as if there was some sort of agenda or something…
Democrats took this to mean that Trump really has been guilty all along, and that Mueller is essentially just allowing them to do what they want with the information. Weirdly, there are a lot of parallels between what he said about Trump and what then-FBI Director James Comey had to say about Hillary Clinton. The difference is that one presumed innocence, and the other presumed guilt.
~ Facts Not Memes