After Mueller Statement, 2020 Dems Line Up to Impeach Trump

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Posted: May 29, 2019 2:00 PM
After Mueller Statement, 2020 Dems Line Up to Impeach Trump

In case you missed it Wednesday morning, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a statement from the Justice Department about the two-year long investigation into the 2016 presidential election. 

"I'm speaking out today because our investigation is complete," Mueller said. "We are formally closing the Special Counsel's office and I am resigning from the Department of Justice to return private life."

"I hope and expect this to be the only time that I will speak to you in this manner. I am making that decision myself," he continued. "I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation."

Mueller also said the following, which has Democrats salivating for impeachment.

"If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so," he said. "The first volume of the report details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election.  This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign’s response to this activity, as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy."

A number of democrats running for the White House are taking Mueller's remarks as a green light for impeachment.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still trying to carefully walk the impeachment line.

This post has been updated with statements from additional candidates.