“Because we determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment, we did not draw ultimate conclusions about the President’s conduct. 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. 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.” P.182

The Mueller report may not have been sufficient for an impeachment inquiry in Congress, but it is by no means an insignificant document. The story that it tells paints a picture of a corrupt and unethical administration, and how flirting with Russia helped set a precedent for behaviors such as Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

“In this investigation, the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference. But the evidence does point to a range of other possible personal motives animating the President’s conduct. These include concerns that continued investigation would call into question the legitimacy of his election and potential uncertainty about whether certain events-such as advance notice of WikiLeaks’s release of hacked information or the June 9, 2016 meeting between senior campaign officials and Russians could be seen as criminal activity by the President, his campaign, or his family.”

Reading a few pages of the Mueller Report will tell you that Russia interfered in the elections and that there is consideration about whether Trump committed obstruction of justice.

A detailed read of it will tell you how extensively Russia interfered to the point that it should make you question the ethics of Russia; whether or not you think our foreign policy with Russia is unethical is irrelevant.

Reading it carefully will also tell you that there is plenty of suspicion surrounding Trump and his team, and from this, it is surmisable that Trump and his team diligently destroyed any evidence linking Trump to Russia. Why else would he deny knowing about Cohen’s well detailed communications with Moscow over Trump Tower? Why else did he fire Comey and then try to fire the Special Counsel? People like Flynn, Manafort, and Cohen are in jail, partly because both they and Trump ensured nothing could be traced to him. They shouldered the blame that Trump would have otherwise taken.

If public opinion is key for illuminating the behavior of a dishonest president, then look no further than the Mueller Report. Not only is it proof of a corrupt president, but it is a reminder that multiple crimes in the White House have happened and are still happening without our knowledge.

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