Former Obama DOJ Official Admits ‘Trump Won’t Be Indicted,’ Mueller Probe ‘All About Impeachment’

Former Obama Justice Department official Eric Columbus took to Twitter Friday to point out some legal misconceptions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, while lending his opinion on how and why the probe will end.

Daily Caller reports:

Eric Columbus, former senior counsel to the deputy attorney general under Obama, explained on Twitter why we should not expect any criminal charges against Trump, despite a growing chorus of pundits and Democratic politicians predicting that Mueller is building an obstruction of justice case. As Columbus points out, the law guiding independent counsel Kenneth Starr that allowed him to indict then-President Bill Clinton Starr’s investigation into the Clinton during the 1990s had expired in 1999 “amidst concern that ICs had too much leeway,” he writes. Mueller is a “special counsel,” the position that replaced independent counsels, out of concern that ICs had too much power, Columbus notes. In other words, Mueller “is essentially the equivalent of a U.S. Attorney, except that his jurisdiction is defined by topic rather than geography,” wrote Columbus. Therefore, Mueller reports to deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself.

Columbus ends his 19-part thread by tweeting, “”Trump won’t be indicted, this is all about impeachment, the upcoming midterm elections are crucial, Rosenstein remains a very important guy, and I’m holding my nose and hoping that Sessions stays where he is.”



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