Ocasio-Cortez Jumps Aboard Impeachment Train After Mueller Report Released

Conservative Tribune | 4/19/2019 | Wilmot
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The Mueller report is out and there’s no Russian collusion. That leaves questions of obstruction of justice on the table, even though special counsel Robert Mueller declined to prosecute; Mueller’s report indicated he thought sitting presidents couldn’t be charged through the criminal justice system and therefore left the question open for Congress.

“Because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment, we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President’s conduct,” the report read. “The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would need to be resolved if we were making a traditional prosecutorial judgment.

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“At the same time, if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

So, whither Congress? Top Democrats in the House, where an impeachment would commence, didn’t seem particularly interested in pursuing the matter, at least not at the level of impeachment. But demurring at a political showdown doesn’t make headlines, and sometimes you’ve got to get your name out there. Even if your name takes up more column inches than almost anyone else on Capitol Hill.

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In a tweet yesterday afternoon, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York announced she’d be signing on to a resolution by fellow Rep. Rashida Tlaib that would take the first steps toward impeaching President Trump.

Tlaib, the Michigan Democrat of “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf—–” fame, wants the House Judiciary Committee to go in there and look at whether the president has committed high crimes and/or misdemeanors. Her...
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