Commentary: The absolute failure of Robert Mueller

After two years, and wasting somewhere between $25 and $35 million of taxpayer money, Bob Mueller’s report is finally out. Unfortunately, the report isn’t worth the paper on which it is written. Given the murky details of why the Special Counsel was even appointed, his charge was to investigate President Trump concerning collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.

He was a representative of the U.S. Department of Justice with prosecutorial power, making the final decision on both counts binary. Either he could document sufficient evidence to bring forth charges, or he could not. Very simple. Unfortunately, and for all of the hype about his honesty and integrity, he failed basic law 101. More importantly, he failed the American people.

With respect to collusion, which is not a crime, he found that the Trump campaign did not collude with the Russians. End of the collusion story. On the charge of obstruction, he could not document sufficient evidence to bring forth charges. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop him from exposing his true character. He purposely provided Democrats the ammunition needed to further their weak cry of impeachment. What he did was a disgrace to the legal community and makes me wonder about the concept of the law being truly blind.

Mueller, a man who is said to have impeccable credentials, was charged with making two definitive decisions. Had he led his team with the intelligence, fortitude and knowledge we are told he has, we would have had those definitive decisions. Instead, he followed in the footsteps of his good friend and slyly said one thing, while giving credence to the opposite.

He did not find enough evidence to charge the president with obstruction and volume two of his report should have been written in that fashion. It was not. He was a prosecutor, and a prosecutor either has the evidence to charge, or he doesn’t. No prosecutor worth his salt would write that I almost had enough evidence.

It doesn’t work that way — either there is enough evidence to charge or there isn’t. Instead, he outlined 10, or is it 11, instances where he says, I can’t make a decision (the most important charge!!), so I will document the evidence I ALMOST have, and leave the decision of obstruction to the attorney general. Seriously? Where did he graduate from law school?

To his credit, Attorney General Barr reviewed the facts, and found no obstruction. For two years the Democrats, CNN, MSNBC and the major networks screamed that Mueller was an honorable man who would produce the correct answers they all knew existed. Surprise!! It did not happen.

Now, the attorney general is looking into the origins of the Mueller investigation and the president has ordered that all government agencies involved in this scandal (really an attempted coup) work with the attorney general to declassify the documents leading up to the initiation of the Special Counsel.

The rats have already started turning on each other and will very shortly start jumping the ship that Attorney General Barr will sink with the truth of how the Special Counsel was authorized. The Democrats and Senior Governmental Officials who planned this coup are about to get their just desserts.

Frank Daniels, of Dover, is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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