Meulleur`s speach

  • Good morning everyone and thank you for being here.


    Two years ago the acting attorney general asked me to serve as special counsel and he created the special counsel's office. The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign.


    Now I have not spoken publicly during our investigation. I am speaking out today because our investigation is complete, the attorney general has made the report on our investigation largely public. We are formally closing the special counsel's office. And as well I'm resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.


    I'll make a few remarks about the results of our work. But beyond these few remarks it is important that the office's written work speak for itself. Let me begin where the appointment order begins and that is interference in the 2016 presidential election. As alleged by the grand jury in an indictment, Russian intelligence officers who were part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.


    The indictment alleges that they used sophisticated cyber techniques to hack into computers and networks used by the Clinton campaign. They stole private information and then released that information through fake online identities and through the organization WikiLeaks. The releases were designed and timed to interfere with our election and to damage a presidential candidate.


    And at the same time as the grand jury alleged in a separate indictment, a private Russian entity engaged in a social media operation where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to influence an election. These indictments contain allegations and we are not commenting on the guilt or the innocence of any specific defendant. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty

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    The indictments allege and the other activities in our report describe efforts to interfere in our political system. They needed to be investigated and understood, and that is one of the reasons why the Department of Justice established our office. That is also a reason we investigated efforts to obstruct the investigation.


    The matters we investigated were of paramount importance. It was critical for us to obtain full and accurate information from every person we questioned. When a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation, or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of the government's effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.


    Let me say a word about the report. The report has two parts addressing the two main issues we were asked to investigate. The first volume of the report details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign's response to this activity as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.


    And in the second volume, the report describes the results and analysis of our obstruction of justice investigation involving the president. The order appointing the special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation.


    We conducted that investigation and we kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of the progress of our work. And as set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime- we would have said so.


    We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime. The introduction to the volume two of our report explains that decision. It explains that under longstanding department policy, a present president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view. That too, is prohibited.


    The special counsel's office is the department of justice, and by regulation it was bound by that department policy. Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider. The department's written opinion explaining the policy make several important points that further informed our handling of the obstruction investigation. Those points are summarized in our report and I will describe two of them for you.


    First the opinion explicitly permits the investigation of a sitting president because it is important to preserve evidence while memories are fresh and documents available. Among other things that evidence could be used if there were co-conspirators who could be charged now. And second the opinion says that the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.


    And beyond department policy we were guided by principles of fairness. It would be unfair to potentially - it would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge. So that was Justice Department policy. Those were the principles under which we operated, and from them we concluded that we would, would not reach a determination one way or another of whether the president committed a crime. That is the office's final position and we will not comment on any other conclusions or hypotheticals about the president.


    We conducted an independent criminal investigation and reported the results to the attorney general, as required by department regulations. The attorney general then concluded that it was appropriate to provide our report to Congress and to the American people. At one point in time I requested that certain portions of the report be released, the attorney general preferred to make - preferred to make the entire report public all at once and we appreciate the attorney general made the report largely public and I certainly do not question the attorney general's good faith in that decision.


    Now I hope and expect this to be the only time that I speak to you on this matter. I am making that decision myself, no one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.


    There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our finding, and analysis, and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose the words carefully and the work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony, I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.


    In addition, access to our underlying work product is being decided in a process that does not involve our office. So beyond what I have said here today and what is contained in our written work, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or to comment on the actions of the Justice Department or congress. And it is for that reason I will not be taking questions today as well.


    Now before I step away, I want to thank the attorneys, the FBI agents, the analysts, the professional staff who helped us conduct this investigation in a fair and independent manner. These individuals who spent nearly two years with the special counsel's office were of the highest integrity.


    And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American. Thank you, thank you for being here today.


    No questions.

  • Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


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  • Muleears is a treasonous rat that’s so far up the Clinton cabal ass he standing on Obamas head.

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


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  • No, he’s correct.


    Google Clinton Skulkovo Derapaska and read for yourself about someone colluding with the Russians.

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


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    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

  • Didn't Manafort, or was it someone else, have to $25M to the Gov?


    Isn't Mueller a R?


    Trump pointed out all of Mueller's Conflicts of Interest. Like how Comey is Mueller's best friend. (Literally). Like how Mueller was turned down from the Director of FBI job just before being appointed to be the Special Prosecutor. Like how Mueller hired a bunch of Hillary Supporters (literally) and / or Hillary Lawyers (literally) to be the investigators. Like how Mueller didn't hire a single Republican. (Literally.)



    I know I said literally a lot, but I meant to point out that these are irrefutable facts. Not vague accusations (like how Mueller said we can't disprove that Trump didn't commit a crime).

    • One paragraph in Mueller's report refutes this claim.
    • The document says Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, told prosecutors that "the White House had invited Mueller to speak to the President to offer a perspective on the institution of the FBI."
    • Bannon recalled that while the White House considered "beseeching" Mueller to be the FBI director again, "he did not come in looking for the job."
    • Reached for comment, Mueller's former representative also referred INSIDER to pages 80 to 84 of Volume II of the report, which he said "address this issue."
  • Mule ears is a coward and a stooge. He found that there was no collusion after only a month at best into the investigation. That is where is should have ended and he should have filed his report.


    he went on tho to look for obstruction of justice. He was looking for any evidence that Trump was obstructing something that he never did. The investigation ended up looking into the financials of people who never worked for the Trump team or.. did nothing wrong while they did.


    Mule ears was soo cowardly that he would not even come to a conclusion on the obstruction.... He made Barr do it and then told Barr he was good with Barr's findings....


    I honestly believe that mule ears is running scared at this point. he gave his little speech in the hope he would not be forced to testify in front of republicans.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)

  • He also forced Pelosis hand on impeachment and in doing so may have handed him the 2020 election, much like Comey did in 2016.

    Backyard Commandos INC, HMFIC


    I disagree but I respect your right to be stupid.


    Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.


    It's hard for liberals with mental disorders to think that other people don't also have the same mental disorders. - Danneskjold 2018

  • They tried to wreck the economy as a way to win in 2020 but it is not working so they tried endless investigation which is not working..... they tried promising pie in the sky socialism which.... is not working.


    Damn that Trump! the demoncrats are completely out of ideas.... they might have to actually run on something.


    lazs

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."



    Pancho Villa, last words (1877 - 1923)