2020 Dem Claims Congress ‘Made a Mistake’ Waiting for Mueller Report, Should Have Pushed Impeachment Earlier

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) admitted that he thinks Congress shouldn’t have waited for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation to start impeachment effort against President Donald Trump.

As IJR previously reported, Mueller’s report found that neither President Trump nor any members of his campaign were involved in a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government during the 2016 election. They also failed to conclude that President Trump obstructed justice.

Now that the report has been released, Moulton — who is one of the 21 Democrats running in the Democratic presidential primary — told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that he believes it was a mistake to wait for the Mueller report before starting the process of impeachment.

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“I do support [impeachment], in fact, I supported it last year. I think we made a mistake as a party by waiting until the Mueller report came out. The fact of the matter is that this is our Constitutional duty. And a lot of people make the argument that it’s not a politically opportune time for us to proceed with this — to have this debate. Don’t forget, Congress does two things: we debate things and then we vote on them. I’m not saying we should vote on impeachment yet; we don’t even have the full Mueller report. But let’s have that debate.”

Moulton didn’t make it clear what Congress would have debated without the facts first being collected by Mueller and his team, but he made it clear that he believes Congress should have started the impeachment process way earlier. He also claimed that it’s not political to go after Trump, but rather it’s a responsibility of Congress.

“I called for that [impeachment debate] a year ago and we should be discussing it because it’s our Constitutional duty,” said Moulton. “Politics aside, Chris, how about just doing the right thing by the Constitution.”

Moulton isn’t alone in his claim that it’s not political for Democrats to try to oust the Republican president. As IJR previously reported, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the same argument on Thursday.

The congressman has also called for the impeachment of Attorney General William Barr.

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Jim Glass
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Debate? Yes, debate today’s issues (like border security). Impeaching Trump is not one of today’s issues. Shut up, sit down and get to work!

Cherl
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So this must be the swamp President Trump talked of draining. Let the fun begin.

Joan Hill
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WHAT r you talking about? no grounds for impeachment! best president in years> get off the hatred merry go round. STEP UP and honor our President . Stop the BS!

Paul Delfornia
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If the Demonic Dims try to impeach OUR President then they will face the wrath of the American People ,,, We are armed and will destroy every one of you pansies !!!!!!

Tom Bodine
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Another lunatic lefty with only an agenda not facts.

Ryan Orlando
Editor

He’s right actually, this is precisely the argument I’ve been making for over a year now. I’ll put this in a way the red audience can appreciate: Much of what is in the 2nd part of the Mueller report (the obstruction components) has been public information. So while some folks are freaked out by Moulton’s argument and are saying “you mean before we knew!?!” That just isn’t the case. Trump did just about everything in the 2nd part of the Mueller report right in front of the public eye.

Ryan Orlando
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But what that means is why conservative audiences ought to agree with Moulton. That means that Nancy Pelosi and Jerrold Nadler either A. Never believed that any of Trump’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice or B. Lack the political courage to just move forward with impeachment. Matt Gaetz put this well last week when he said that the Barr contempt hearing was just a stunt to appease the more leftist members of congress. He’s right.

Ryan Orlando
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Holding Barr in contempt over the unredacted Mueller report is silly. Not only has most of the report already been released, but Dems are giving fuel to the argument that there is insufficient evidence in the Mueller report we already have to impeach for obstruction. And it’s precisely a mechanism to kick the can far enough down the road that Pelosi can throw her hands up and just say “We’ll let the American people decide at the ballot box.”

Ryan Orlando
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Dems should have moved on obstruction when Trump said he fired Comey “over the Russia thing.” Or immediately when the Mueller report was released. We know that the Senate isn’t going to vote for it anyways so it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense that Dems don’t just bring it up, pass it through the house, it gets shot down in the Senate, and then we all move on. In fact, had Dems done so when Comey was fired, they would have been able to say “told you so” when full report dropped.

General Confusion
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Pelosi is confused thinking that the corrupt DNC will benefit more from using King Donald The Loser as a foil, to raise money, than to hold him accountable.

Cherl
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Name one “just about everything”. And not what you think you read. Facts!

Ryan Orlando
Editor

Sure, but I’m not sure why that’s what you’re taking issue with. If you were watching the news, most of these things really were public?
1. Trump tells Comey to stop investigating Flynn
https://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-trump-asked-comey-to-shut-down-1494971048-htmlstory.html
2. Trump asks Sessions to unrecuse himself
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/us/politics/trump-sessions-obstruction.html

Ryan Orlando
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TOM
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So all your sources are extreme liberal MSM.

3. You and Commie should have read how the Director of the FBI gets the job. It is an appointment by the President and serves at the pleasure of the President. Commie was appointed appointed by Obozo. It should have been obvious even to the most casual observer that when a new President is elected your appointment may be coming to an end. But Commie is not even that smart.

Michael Meroney
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I had the congressman’s comments interpreted and it came back ” Blah blah blah blah blah.’

Otis
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Hahahahahaha!

Friend
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Ya. Should have impeached ,before you knew he was innocent.

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