By Jon Keller

BOSTON (CBS) – Remember Joe Isuzu, the fictional TV car salesman of the 1980s whose oleaginous pitches were accompanied by graphics explaining what the real truth was? Special counsel Robert Mueller is no Joe Isuzu. But his careful legalese lends itself to some more-blunt accompanying analysis.

• Mueller began and ended his first and only public remarks on the Russia investigation Wednesday by stressing the importance of what he investigated – Russian efforts to manipulate our electoral process. He described their “concerted attack” on our election system, and said their “multiple, systematic efforts” to interfere deserves the attention” of every American.

Analysis: when the President and his sycophants wave off the Russian meddling as no big deal, that’s a giant red flag.

• Mueller said obstruction of an investigation and lying to investigators is a serious offense that “strikes at the heart” of the justice system.

Analysis: the Mueller report documents at least ten acts of obstruction by the President. No wonder he made a point Wednesday of repeating what he said in the report, that if the evidence they gathered had exonerated Mr. Trump as he claims, “we would have said so.”

• Mueller said charging the president with a crime was “not an option” because of Department of Justice policy; “unconstitutional,” he called it. And he emphasized that it is Congress to whom the burden of prosecution falls.

Analysis: this was a clap-back at Attorney General Barr’s insinuation that Mueller could have chosen to file charges but didn’t, thus exonerating Mr. Trump. And his closing remarks praising the integrity of his fellow investigators was a response to the ceaseless slandering of them by the president, his sycophants, and the AG himself with his remarks about “spying.”

• And finally, Mueller says he won’t testify before Congress, that his report “speaks for itself.”

Translation: you have what you need. Let the impeachment-related investigation – which, you may recall, was where crucial information leading to the resignation of President Nixon was unearthed back in the Watergate era – begin.

What’s the bottom line? The movement to impeach just got a boost of rocket fuel.

Jon Keller

Comments (7)
  1. Brenda Vaughn Williams says:

    Robert Mueller……THE BENEDICT ARNOLD….of all time!

    1. Lauren MacArthur says:

      You really shouldn’t malign Benedict Arnold that way. During the first years of the Revolution, Arnold was a fighting general and commodore, whose brilliance and creativity outwitted superior enemy forces. While leading a column to push back the enemy from Lake Champlain and the Northeast into Canada, he suffered a horrible wound to his leg, which rendered him to be in gnawing pain for the rest of his life. None-the-less, he never quit. He went forward and his advanced planning allowed him to block the enemy and drive it back, giving the Patriot cause time to breathe. Had he not done this….we would be just another British possession now. His constant pain required constant use of laudanum, which distorted his thinking…and, the fact that our government ignored his feats….and did not pay him….pushed him over to the other side. So sad, because he truly was a Revolutionary hero.

      1. David Keith says:

        “His constant pain required constant use of laudanum, which distorted his thinking …”

        Kinda makes you wonder if the “Very Stable Genius” is taking something for the constant pain of those incapacitating bone spurs.

  2. Joe Casey says:

    Enough already. The Russians did it narrative was a lie from the get go and the Deep State has tried to use the lie to overthrow the results of the 2016 election. There are lots of people who need to go to jail over this…but Trump ain’t one of them. Now Israeli “meddling”, to vastly understate their dealings with our government and elections…that is quite real. How about an article on that Keller? Oh, that’s right…that would cost your your job.

  3. Theodore Oule says:

    Sorry, Jon, you continue to carry the Democratic water bucket that has had its water drained…

    When Mueller cataloged his “evidence” of obstruction he made it clear that his view as a prosecutor was insufficient to stand up in court to the level of a crime beyond reasonable doubt.

    When one has a prosecutor with the extraordinary powers and personnel/ funding that Mueller had, for him to make such a statement is as telling as his statement that there was no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign to influence the election.

    You are taking Trump’s statement that there was no collusion and trying to paint a picture that says because the Russians DID meddle in our election that Trump, ipso facto, is involved in that effort.

    Mueller debunked that thinking, but on you go.

  4. Elizabeth Roselle says:

    What a horrible episode you have put the American people through and after the truth finally comes out you will be remembered as the man who did not have the decency to investigate the fake Russian dossier and instead bleed the taxpayers of millions of dollars conducting a flawed investigation. I do believe in karma and I will be waiting to hear when you meet yours.

  5. I’m surprised Keller can’t see through Comey and Muller. Look up the History of these two Deep State Hacks. Plus how do you get impeachment out of a fake investigation.