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Levin: Mueller 'wanted to give the Democrats everything they wanted' for impeachment

Conservative Review

Wednesday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin lambasted the widely discussed press conference held by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier that day.

Levin took issue with Mueller's implication that President Trump was apparently somehow responsible for proving his own innocence against politically motivated allegations of collusion and obstruction.

Earlier that day, a visibly nervous Mueller told reporters, "If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so," which isn't the job of a prosecutor.

"The Fifth Amendment is what provides us with due process in this country; the Sixth Amendment is what provides us with the right to a jury trial; the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments are what provide us with presumption of innocence," Levin explained. "And, of course, none of those applied against the president of the United States, because he is the president of the United States."

Levin also criticized Mueller for going "beyond" his report in Wednesday's press conference "because he wanted to give the Democrats everything they wanted today, because his report didn't go far enough. And the Democrats were very upset with this report. So Mr. Mueller went beyond his report. Now why did Mr. Mueller go beyond his report to give the Democrats what they wanted today? Because Mr. Mueller doesn't want to testify in public before Congress, and the Democrats control these committees in the House of Representatives, specifically the Judiciary Committee. ... Mr. Mueller doesn't want his investigation to be scrutinized; Mr. Mueller doesn't want to be cross-examined by the Republicans; he doesn't want any questions about his hirings, about his decisions, about his conduct, about the leaks, about omitting Hillary Clinton, the dossier, the top levels of the FBI, about his coziness with Comey, about whether or not his office leaked. ... Mr. Mueller doesn't want to answer any of a thousand and one questions that would be posed to him by the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. So he gave the Democrats what they wanted today."

"This man has done more damage to our Constitution by turning our justice system inside out, by violating our Bill of Rights, by undermining this president than Vladimir Putin could ever hope to do," Levin concluded. "And I'm no fan of Vladimir Putin, as you well know."


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