Pelosi Responds To Mueller Hearing Like A Woman On A Mission

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After the hearings that Special Counsel Robert Mueller sat for on Wednesday, the answers to whether not Donald Trump committed crimes during the investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia and the resulting obstruction of justice by Trump to keep it suppressed are clear. Now, it’s time to do something about it.

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45 percent of Americans believed before Mueller testified that an impeachment inquiry should be held against Trump. So far, Pelosi has refused to do so, and for a variety of reasons. With no chance of an impeachment bill passing the Senate, the exercise could be a long waste of time. With the 2020 elections right around the corner, the chance to eject Trump from the White House is already coming. Mostly, however, an impeachment passed by the House and rejected by the Senate would not push Trump out. Pelosi has made it clear that she finds it practical to wait until the elections.

A growing number of American voices disagrees.

The crime of obstruction of justice was proven quite plainly on Wednesday, which was made crystal clear by one member of the House during Wednesday’s questioning. Reading from the Mueller report, Rep. Mucarsel-Powell asked a series of damning questions of Special Counsel Mueller.

‘MUCARSEL-POWELL: I want to refer you now to Volume 2, page 158. You wrote that quote, “the president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or exceed to his request? “Is that right?

‘MUELLER: That is accurate, and that is what we found…

MUCARSEL-POWELL: Simply attempting to obstruct justice can be a crime, correct?

‘MUELLER: Yes.

‘MUCARSEL-POWELL: So even though the president’s aides refused to carry out his orders to interfere with your investigation, that is not a defense to obstruction of justice by this president, is it?

‘MUELLER: I’m not going to speculate.

‘MUCARSEL-POWELL: So to reiterate, simply trying to obstruct justice can be a crime, correct?

‘MUELLER: Yes.’

In short, Mueller says Trump tried to obstruct justice, which is a crime. According to the Constution, a president who commits a crme should be impeached.

Twitter was on fire with calls for impeachment after the hearing, and demanded that Pelosi do the job she was elected to do and hold Trump accountable. Read some of their comments below:

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