"No matter what historians claim, BC really stood for Before Coffee." - Cherise Sinclair, Master of the Mountain
Reflecting on yesterday's surprise public appearance by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, I find myself going back to one sentence he said;
"If We had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so."
Mueller, in his understated way, set the record straight about his report, and while doing so exposed Attorney General Bill Barr's partisan attempt to protect Trump by purposely re-interrupting, actually flat out lying about, what Mueller concluded in the report.
In his brief 9-minute speech, Mueller made it clear his hands were tied by Justice Department regulations from the get-go that wouldn't let him charge a sitting president.
It's also clear that Mueller handed over a roadmap to impeachment. Despite Barr's conclusion on the day he released the report (after sharing it with Trump) that it was time to move on because Mueller had exonerated the president on all counts.
The pressure on Nancy Pelosi from Democrats to file an impeachment inquiry has increased tenfold after what some see as a last call from Mueller for justice.
It's also interesting to note that Mueller announced his retirement, after 50 years of service, at the same time.
The White House response was predictable...time to move on. But it isn't time at all after Mueller's last clarion call for justice.
Time for me to walk on down the road...