Special counsel Robert Mueller enraged Democrats on Wednesday after he declared that the investigation into alleged Trump-Russia collusion was closed.
Democrat lawmakers have been demanding that Mueller testify before Congress ever since he released his report, but on Wednesday he said, "Beyond what I’ve said here today and what is contained in our written work, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or to comment on the actions of the Justice Department or Congress," according to CNN.
He added: “I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”
Mueller also said that charging the president was “not an option we could consider,” USA Today reported.
He upset Democrats further by refusing to denounce Attorney General William Barr, who was widely criticized by the Left for his four-page summary of the Mueller report that didn’t condemn Trump the way they wanted it to.
Mueller refused to take questions and said, "The work speaks for itself. The report is my testimony."
Trump was jubilant, writing on Twitter, “Nothing changes from the Mueller Report. There was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our Country, a person is innocent. The case is closed! Thank you.”
A senior White House official told CNN that Mueller didn’t say anything we didn’t know “one month ago” when he released the report, and he called the special counsel’s remarks on Wednesday a “nothingburger.”
But Democrats, who have been on this bandwagon for over two years, are refusing to let all this go. They took Mueller’s advice that America continue to look into Russia interference in our election as some sort of call to arms for a second Trump-Russia investigation, even though the first one didn’t find that the president knowingly colluded with a foreign power to get elected.
In other words, Russia interference doesn’t automatically mean Trump was involved in it or even helped by it, but the Democrats continue to take it that way.
House Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Hadler declared, “Given that Special Counsel Mueller was unable to pursue criminal charges against the President, it falls to Congress to respond to the crimes, lies and other wrongdoing of President Trump — and we will do so. No one, not even the President of the United States, is above the law."
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker took it a step further and started screaming his head off about impeachment.
“Robert Mueller’s statement makes it clear: Congress has a legal and moral obligation to begin impeachment proceedings immediately,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meuller has now resigned as special counsel, KTAR News reported.
The White House released a statement, saying, "The Special Counsel has completed the investigation, closed his office, and has closed the case. Mr. Mueller explicitly said that he has nothing to add beyond the report, and therefore, does not plan to testify before Congress.”
They added: “The report was clear — there was no collusion, no conspiracy — and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction. Special Counsel Mueller also stated that Attorney General Barr acted in good faith in his handling of the report. After two years, the Special Counsel is moving on with his life, and everyone else should do the same.”