I was literally quoting main points from interactions yesterday and somehow people still manage to think Trump did nothing wrong. How?
Mueller isn't some frail, incompetent man, he's self controlled. He took the time to think before he spoke and limited himself so as to not go too far outside the lines of what he wrote in his report. He said that from the beginning of the hearing, during his press conference, during pretty much every statement he's made since the report.
I saw GOP continuously ask him questions about ongoing investigations trying to undermine them or publicly expose the inner workings, ask him about things outside the scope of his investigation, etc. The crazy part is because he wouldn't answer those ridiculous, repetitive questions and tantrums, people claim he was incompetent or didn't know what was in his report. Really? If I tell you I gave someone Tylenol and their pain is now 2/10, don't ask me if Morphine helps their pain when it wasn't given nor ordered and is irrelevant to the report I'm giving you. That's what is happening here.
And there are several meanings of the term exonerate. No matter how it's spun, Trump doesn't understand the definition of it and we know this based upon the context of which he used it, full stop. There are different definitions legally and laymen's terms. Trump was speaking in laymen's terms and so were the media. But even if legally, he still used it out of context and still wasn't cleared of wrongdoing.
So now that's out the way, let's get to the exculpated word. Mueller said Trump was "NOT exculpated", ie NOT innocent of wrongdoing
So let's look at the legal term of what Mueller ACTUALLY said: exculpate....
So exonerate is included in the definition of exculpate and based upon the definition, Trump was, in fact, NOT cleared and if he was NOT EXCULPATED that means there was no lack of criminal intent as shown by his actions. Can we also take the time to now note that Trump, out of his own mouth, said he would use help from foreign countries in elections and invited help again for 2020? Looks like somebody explained exculpate to Trump and he remixed it into his latest lie of being exonerated, but had a Freudian slip and acknowledged he was NOT exonerated. He spoke the truth, albeit accidentally, and people still don't accept it. How that work?
And lastly, just because someone doesn't subscribe to the Trump brigade it does not mean they're automatically a Dem. Many of us don't subscribe to any party and recognize there's potential fault in every politician no matter their affiliation. Stop that.