Written by Joey Slusher
Today, the so-called Mueller Report was released to the public. The Mueller Report covers an investigation into the possibility of President Trump’s collusion with Russia. It’s named for Robert Mueller the leader of the investigation and former director of the FBI. Mr. Mueller looked into 10 “episodes” in which the President may have attempted to obstruct justice. In this investigation, it was found that there was a lack of evidence to declare whether or not the president had colluded with the Russians, but it did confirm that there was substantial evidence to support Russian tampering in the 2016 elections.
While the results about the President proved inconclusive in this case, Mueller’s investigation has spawned fourteen others, and Mr. Mueller has declared that Congress still has substantial claims to further investigate the President. The Report also revealed the instability and conflict that has been prevalent in the White House with one quote of the President saying that when he had heard of Mr. Mueller’s appointment as a special investigator that, “he slumped back in his chair and said, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency.”
So what does this all mean? Is the President safe? Was he right all those times he claimed the Mueller investigation was a witch hunt? Well as of right now the President has not been found guilty of any crimes, so he won’t be getting impeached. While the Mueller investigation itself has not shed light on any wrongdoing of the President it clearly struck fear into the heart of the President as seen in that quote. Even more, it has sparked those other 14 investigations, and if even one finds the president has done something illegal it could provide grounds for impeachment. So, as of right now the President does not seem to be completely safe, and with election season around the corner I have a feeling we’ll see the investigations ramping up in order to make the president look worse compared to his Democratic competitors.