In today’s testimony, Mr. Mueller has thrown the gauntlet at the feet of Nancy Pelosi. He has explicitly rejected the unspoken hope and promise that someone besides Congress will hold this administration accountable for its many high crimes and misdemeanors.
Mr. Mueller patiently detailed, over and over, the compelling evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Mr. Trump known to his investigation. He said as explicitly as he was able within the legitimate confines of his role that responsibility for punishing this behavior lies with Congress.
I view today’s hearings as the mechanism for Mr. Nadler and Mr. Schiff (chairs of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, respectively) to tell Ms. Pelosi on the record that an impeachment investigation MUST begin.
There can be no further delay. The evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Mr. Trump is already compelling, and there is surely more to come since gathering such evidence was not ever the primary purpose of the Mueller investigation.
Ms. Pelosi’s refusal to begin impeachment hearings until now is an existential threat to American democracy as we know it, more real and immediate than any physical invasion by a foreign power. Our children and grandchildren, if they are not consumed by a nuclear holocaust provoked by Mr. Trump, will judge us by what we do today. Mine are already judging me.
Nancy Pelosi MUST allow the House to begin a formal impeachment investigation. NOW.