If I can run away to an island where I can no longer hear about any of this, I would. I am so sick of it already.
I thought you started this discussion
But maybe on the island you wouldn't have Wazzup putting words into Mueller's mouth and pontificating incorrectly on major tenets of law in order to advance his own agenda.
What did I say that's incorrect peaches? Lets hear it.
You start by quoting a Fox article in which Mueller is quoted as saying “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” And you represent this statement as coming from a "swamp dweller" when in fact it comes from a respected former prosecutor.
Then you go on to talk about the justice system, and I quote:
However, one of the most important tenets of the American justice system, and most western justice systems, is if a person is accused of a crime and the crime cannot be proved, the accused is exonerated. This should especially be true in case where the person is accused of a process crime (in the case obstruction) and there is no underlying crime (which muller admits--there was no collusion)
I have three problems with your comment. First, when a person is CHARGED (not accused) with a crime and the crime cannot be proven the accused is not EXONERATED but only found NOT GUILTY. A NOT GUILTY verdict should never be taken as an exoneration because it rarely is. It is only a verdict that the charging authority could not or did not make a case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Second, I don't think it matters whether the crime is obstruction of justice or collusion, the evidentary rules are largely the same.
Third, you say that Mueller "admits" (which is a word choice that implies he has a bias, yet no bias on Mueller's part has been established) ...but he "admits" there was no collusion. And that, sir, is Bob Barr's spin on the Mueller report, parroted by Trump and a few million talking chimps in red hats, but it's not what Mueller said. Mueller said there was not enough evidence to prove collusion beyond a reasonable doubt. That's roughly equivalent to the police bringing a case to the district attorney and after he reviews it, he tells them "sorry dudes, I can't make a winning case with what you've given me so I'm declining to prosecute it." Look up NOLLE PROSEQUI.
I don't claim to know the reason for Mueller's public statement, except that after a few weeks of people trying to shovel shit on his original report MAYBE he's merely wanting to say "Hey, people, THIS is what I said and what I meant."