Rep John Ratcliffe destroyed Robert Mueller by asking him what directive he had that said that he didn’t have to prove that Trump committed a crime but rather insisted that Trump had to prove he was innocent.
That goes against the rules of prosecution at any level. The truth is that Mueller looked like a clown throughout the hearing and it appears that Mueller’s deputies actually ran the investigation and wrote the report since he didn’t seem to know what was in there multiple times. He seemed completely dazed and confused throughout the hearing.
He was a walking commercial for the tragedy of Alzheimer’s.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) destroyed Robert Mueller Wednesday morning when he pointed out that Mueller violated DOJ guidelines by smearing Trump, a man who has never been convicted of a crime.
‘Can you give me an example other than Donald Trump where the Justice Department determined that an investigated person was not exonerated because their innocence was not conclusively determined?’ Ratcliffe asked Mueller.
Mueller was left stuttering and could not answer Rep. Ratcliff so he mumbled something about this being a ‘unique situation.’
Ratfcliffe interjected and told Mueller the reason why he can’t find another example of this happening is because it doesn’t exist.
“Your report and today you said that all times the Special Counsel team operated under was guided by and followed Justice Department policies and principles, so which DOJ policy or principle sets forth a legal standard an investigated person is not exonerated if their innocence from criminal conduct is not conclusively determined?”
“You can’t find it because — I’ll you why — it doesn’t exist. The special counsel’s job — nowhere does it say that you are to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or that the Special Counsel report should determine whether or not to exonerate him, it’s not in any of the documents, it’s not in your appointment order, it’s not in the Special Counsel regulations, it’s not in the OLC opinions, it’s not in the Justice manual, and it’s not in the Principles of Federal Prosecution. Nowhere do those words appear together because respectfully it was not the Special Counsel’s job to conclusively determine Donald Trump’s innocence or to exonerate him because the bedrock principle of our justice system is a presumption of innocence.”