On Wednesday, special counsel Robert Mueller gave a press conference amid pressure for him to testify before Congress about his report. Mueller announced that he is resigning as special counsel and has no intention to testify before Congress because he has nothing more to say; "the report speaks for itself". You can watch the full press conference here if you like watching old men talk.
Strange how despite it being a press conference the press had 0 questions to ask Mueller, as they're usually quite passionate about the prospect of impeaching Trump, but I digress.
The key takeaway from this press conference is Mueller saying, again, that he found no evidence of wrongdoing. The right might see this as Mueller vindicating Trump but the left sees it as Trump covering up his crimes so well that Mueller couldn't find them. Just like the Kavanaugh hearings, the left is operating on the presumption of guilt rather than the presumption of innocence, which is supposed to be the core principle of our judicial system.
Moreover, Mueller called for Congress to impeach Trump, though in a very subtle way. First, he said that there was "insufficient evidence" to charge anyone with a crime and that he could not prove that Trump was innocent of any wrongdoing. Again he is clearly showing how he's operating on the presumption of guilt, not to mention that a prosecutors job is to find evidence of guilt rather than evidence of innocence because there's simply no such thing; you can't prove a negative. It's a fundamental logical concept. So after providing no proof of any wrongdoing, Mueller obviously started telling us how he was sadly unable to impeach Trump because according to the constitution, the Department of Justice cannot charge a sitting president with a Federal crime. The fact that no crime was committed in the first place apparently doesn't matter.
Finally, in his call to action, Muller stated that "only a process other than the criminal justice system is needed to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing." In other words, impeachment. Democrats heard his message loud and clear and started to call for impeaching Trump in case they hadn't said that already.
Big shoutout to unofficial Anime Right contributor Tucker Carlson for helping me with analyzing Mueller's speech.
This morning, in a now-deleted tweet, Trump apparently joked about Russia "helping him get elected" which seems reasonable given his recent shitposting streak.
One theory is that the Dems and their media are trying to distract from AG Barr's investigation into the investigation, which they strongly oppose despite their constant calls for transparency and accountability when it comes to any other investigation. In the coming weeks, we will see escalating impeachment rhetoric and worst case scenario we will see an actual house impeachment, which will go nowhere since the Senate is safely Republican now. It will be interesting to see for exactly what crime the house will say they are impeaching Trump for, and it wouldn't surprise me if they defied all logic and went with "colluding with Russia".
I personally wouldn't mind seeing Trump impeached for the actual crime of colluding not with Russia, but with Israel.