Mueller won’t indict Trump after he has concluded his investigation. That’s a claim being made by someone who worked at the Justice Department under Obama, if you can believe it. He makes a rational case, too.
The Daily Caller reports:
Former Obama Department Of Justice Official: Mueller ‘Almost Certainly Won’t Indict Trump’
A former Department of Justice appointee under former President Barack Obama said special counsel Robert Mueller “almost certainly won’t indict” President Donald Trump at the conclusion of his investigation.
Eric Columbus, former senior counsel to the deputy attorney general under Obama, explained on Twitter why we should not expect any criminal charges against Trump, despite a growing chorus of pundits and Democratic politicians predicting that Mueller is building an obstruction of justice case.
Mueller almost certainly won't indict Trump – not because it would be unconstitutional, but because Mueller's authority is very different from Ken Starr's was. I can explain. 1/https://t.co/BoZHbz0OFm
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) January 26, 2018
As Columbus points out, the law guiding independent counsel Kenneth Starr that allowed him to indict then-President Bill Clinton Starr’s investigation into the Clinton during the 1990s had expired in 1999 “amidst concern that ICs had too much leeway,” he writes.
Mueller is a “special counsel,” the position that replaced independent counsels, out of concern that ICs had too much power, Columbus notes.
One of the other reasons he won’t indict Trump is because there’s nothing there. What do you think of all this? Let us know in a comment.