Robert Mueller Likely to File No Charges in Russian Probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller must meet a extremely high bar to prove criminal conduct in his probe of possible collusion between The Trump Campaign and Russia, and so, it is likely that he will not bring charges at all.
In a report we have just received…
In a joint interview at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, and Preet Bharara, the former Manhattan US attorney, both fired by President Donald Trump – said Mueller’s Russia investigation is challenging.
“I know a lot of people are sort of putting all their hopes into Bob Mueller. And I have got tremendous confidence in Bob Mueller,” Ms. Yates is reported to have said.
“But the fact of the matter is, he’s going to determine whether there’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt that felonies were committed, that crimes were committed that can be used for prosecution or impeachment.”
Mr. Mueller “is not going to answer the question of whether anything bad happened here,” she added.
Mr. Bharara agreed it is possible Mr. Mueller “may not decide that there is an offense to be charged or referred to the House of Representatives for impeachment.”
“And I’ll respect that. And I think people who are on one side of the fence should respect that also,” he said.
“I hope that we want still in America, people to be putting together a team . . . whose goal only is to find out the truth and apply the law and facts fairly,” he said.
“And sometimes that means bringing a case, and I’ve gotten criticized for cases I’ve brought, and sometimes it means don’t bring a case, and I’ve gotten more criticism for that. You want people to be thoughtful about what the law allows and doesn’t, and not be intimidated in either direction.”