The Mueller Report is still simmering in the glare of public opinion, and, as the facts pile up, many Trump loyalists are being reduced to insisting merely that the president is above the law while he remains in his elected office -- as if there is nothing more that should be said.
Of course, the special counsel agrees with the first premise. But the story is far from over.
Robert Mueller, citing an (untested) Justice Department opinion, believed he was prevented from recommending criminal action by the courts of law. After he released the report, Mueller indicated that it is up to Congress, not him, to initiate actual accusations of wrongdoing.
Importantly, that doesn’t mean he didn’t find any crimes. Instead, he carefully laid out page after page of instances which could warrant more investigation and possibly legislative action.
Many people, apparently including members of that body, don’t realize that Congress is charged by the Constitution to oversee a presidency’s possible unlawful actions and to bring impeachment verdicts if warranted.
If Trump can’t be tried in a court of law, he certainly can be impeached. And facts are piling up indicating that grounds for impeachment certainly exist.
It’s up to Congress to show their faith in the Constitution by honoring the rule of law and the separation of powers -- both of which the venerable document demands.
Bob Copperstone, Wahoo