CBS Sees Coded Messages ‘Embedded’ By Mueller: He Wants Dems to Impeach

NewsBusters | 5/30/2019 | Staff
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The journalists at CBS This Morning on Thursday looked for coded, “embedded” messages from Robert Mueller that might have been calls for impeachment. They found clues indicating that the retiring special counsel “wants” Democrats “to do it.”

Co-host Tony Dokoupil divined hidden meanings, asking reporter Major Garrett: “What words stood out to you? What messages were embedded in those remarks?” Garrett defined the prosecutor’s remarks as styled after a Jeopardy questions: “There’s a process other than the Justice Department to charge a sitting president. What’s the answer? The answer is impeachment.”

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He then speculated on “implicit” suggestions from Mueller: “And it’s now up to House Democrats to take that implicit and explicit message from the Special Counsel.” Earlier in the show, reporter Paula Reid related, “Many Democrats, including a number of candidates for President, took Mueller's statement as call to impeach.”

Co-host Gayle King explained what the Democrats “believe” Mueller is secretly telling them to do:

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A growing number of Democrats including, some presidential candidates, say that Congress must start an impeachment investigation of President Trump. They believe that Robert Mueller wants them to do it.

Reid played a montage of 2020 presidential candidates who had already concluded what the meaning was:

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PETE BUTTIGIEG: This is as close to an impeachment referral as you can get under the circumstances.

JULIAN CASTRO: He's laying this at the lap of the Democrats to go forward.

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KAMALA HARRIS: I would suggest he told us enough to interpret it as a referral to impeachment standings.

BETO O’ROURKE: He's demanding we do it now or forever lose the opportunity to act.

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GAYLE KING: Good morning to you, and welcome to CBS this morning. No exoneration. Special counsel Robert Mueller refuses to clear President Trump and more Democrats...
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