The Mueller Report Should Be Public

To The Reader’s Forum:

On Sunday, March 24th, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to congress about the Mueller report. U.S. Attorney General, William Barr, concluded that evidence of obstruction of justice was insufficient to charge the President of the United States. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to Barr’s letter, did not make a prosecutorial judgment. In fact, the Special Counsel said in his report,

“While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”

Since the Justice Department is not authorized to charge a sitting president with crimes, according to its own official department memo, the decision whether to charge the president with obstruction will ultimately be up to the House by filing Articles of Impeachment.

The House has a right to the full Mueller report and, based on it, decide whether to investigate the matter further and/or charge the president with an impeachable offense.

While many Americans will view obstruction of justice as an ancillary even minor matter, especially as compared to the “collusion” inquiry, they should not. The primary job of the President of the United States is to faithfully execute the Laws and Constitution of the United States. Obstruction of justice is a perversion of that primary duty.

Maurice Baggiano

Jamestown

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