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Former special counsel Robert Mueller, the answer he gave, Rep. Ted Lieu corrected that guidelines of the Office of Legal Counsel prevents an indictment of President Trump.
Robert Müller began his hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday afternoon by issuing a clarification of something he said during a morning hearing about his decision-making when it comes to the question of whether the President Trump committed obstruction of justice.
Müller raised her eyebrows, during an exchange with House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif.
“The reason that you do not accuse the President, because of the OLC opinion, not to a President-in-office, right?” Instead asked, referring to the Office of Legal Counsel’s long-held position against clearing of a President while in office.
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“Really,” Mueller replied.
This gave the impression that accused if it were not for the OLC opinion, Miller would have been the President. In the afternoon, Mueller quickly was not to say that is what he was trying to say, at all.
“I would like to add a correction to my statement this morning,” Miller said. “I want to go back to a thing that was said this morning by Mr. Lieu, who said, and I quote, ‘You have impeachment of the President because of the OLC opinion. This is not the right way to say it. As we say in the report, and as I a decision whether the President committed a crime, said at the opening, we can’t achieve that.”
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Müller made it clear that he will support the intention to, Instead of the implication that Miller would have accused trump if not for the OLC opinion. This would mean that Müller found that Trump committed a crime, but could do nothing about it. What is meant by Müller, was that the OLC opinion did not prevent him to decide whether a prosecution would be justified in the first place.