In what has to be one of the most ridiculous statements from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders yet, the insufferable West Wing mouthpiece went from “spin” to “rinse” on Wednesday morning, calling on Americans to “move on” with their lives.
Almost immediately following the sudden public statement from former special counsel Robert Mueller about the characterization of his report on the Russia probe, Sanders tweeted out an official White House statement:
White House Statement on Mueller statement today: pic.twitter.com/f5TXzf3Qpd
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 29, 2019
In part, the statement reads:
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.”
You’ll have to note the very careful wording in the press release, in which Sanders separates what the report says from what was concluded by the Department of Justice. She even used the word “confirmed” in order to convey the sense that Mueller had said “no obstruction” and Barr had simply “confirmed” it.
That’s about a million miles from what actually was said by Robert Mueller this morning:
If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
Even the President himself was forced to grudgingly concede that Mueller had provided at most damning praise when he defensively tweeted about insufficient evidence against him:
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
If the White House thinks this is over, they have another think coming — Mueller unequivocally stated that it was going to be up to a different “process” than the criminal justice system to hold Donald Trump to account.
That means impeachment.
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