Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spoken. After two years, he came out and talked to the press and to the country. He has fact and reason on his side. Donald Trump has emotion and victimhood on his side. Unfortunately, Mueller respectfully honored the rules, but his announcement was up against someone who would bend, break, and obliterate the rules as if he was in the final round of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior show, where people compete through visual feats.
MSNBC’s Ari Melber compared it to Mueller bringing a book to the people, while Trump brought tweets. That was probably closer to reality than a metaphor. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had another take on it. As usual, she went right to the heart of the matter:
‘Mueller is playing a game of Taboo with Congress. His word is “impeach.”’
The game of Taboo is a party game that came out in 1989. It is a guessing game about words. One player tries to get his or her partner to guess a word without using the word itself.
Ocasio-Cortez referenced another person in her tweet, MSNBC national security analyst Bob Mueller. He tweeted about what Robert Mueller said today but the DOJ (Department of Justice) could not “accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing:”
‘Bob Mueller today: “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.”’
‘Bill Barr on April 18: “Well, special counsel Mueller did not indicate that his purpose was to leave the decision to Congress. I hope that was not his view, since we don’t convene grand juries and conduct criminal investigations for that purpose.”’
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