Weasel Mueller use of “does not exonerate him” improper in legal context, Exonerate has exact legal meaning, Throwing bone to weasel fake news media?
“Democrat mantra: The end justifies the means.”…Citizen Wells
“We control life, Winston, at all its levels. You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”…George Orwell, “1984″
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
Speaking of weasel fake news media….
From the NY Times.
“Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction”
“Mr. Mueller’s team drew no conclusions about whether Mr. Trump illegally obstructed justice, Mr. Barr said, so he made his own decision. The attorney general and his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, determined that the special counsel’s investigators had insufficient evidence to establish that the president committed that offense.
He cautioned, however, that Mr. Mueller’s report states that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him” on the obstruction of justice issue.”
I suppose I should have led off with weasel fake news NBC. They interrupted the coverage of the golf tournament with breaking news about the Barr letter.
They took the “bone” Mueller provided (exonerate) and chewed excessively on it.
As soon as I heard this, I knew the Orwellian intent.
From the Barr letter to the the House and Senate Judiciary Committees:
“After making a thorough factual investigation into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but
ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion one way or the other as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as
difficult issues of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
This is a legal document, condensed from another legal document produced by Mueller.
Exonerate has a special legal meaning.
From Black’s Law Dictionary:
“To lift, remove the stain of being called out for blame, liability, or punishment. It is more that just freeing an accused person of the responsibility for a criminal or otherwise illegal or wrongful act. It is publicly stating that this accused should never have been accused in the first place. Refer to acquit and exculpate.”
From US Legal:
“Exoneration refers to a court order that discharges a person from liability. In criminal context the term exonerate refers to a state where a person convicted of a crime is later proved to be innocent. Exoneration may lead to controversies when the person exonerated was convicted for death penalty. The term exoneration is also referred in the context of surety bail bonds. In this case, a judge may order a bond exonerated, in such cases the clerk of the court time, stamps the original bail bond power and indicates exonerated as the judicial order.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NEVER ACCUSED OF OR CONVICTED OF A CRIME!
The end justifies the means.
The narrative continues.
I refer you to Orwell.