I read the Mueller Report. So I am responding to the July 3 letter from Rick Gagliardo, who asserts that Mueller handed Congress a complete list of crimes for which Trump could be impeached or indicted.
If you are going to write about the Mueller Report, you should read it. Nowhere in the report does Mueller conclude there is probable cause to indict Trump for any crime.
Mueller concludes as follows: “Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” (Pages 220 and 394 of the Report)
What happened to the presumption of innocence? The argument that hundreds of current and former prosecutors opined that they could convict Trump (if he were not president) is not persuasive. None of them are in a position to do so.
In America, someone must be indicted based on probable cause before they can be convicted. If the evidence is as clear as Gagliardo asserts, surely Congress would have filed Articles of Impeachment by now. Maybe Congress has not read the Mueller Report, so maybe he should write his letter to Congress.
Bill Dixon, Pinehurst