Two-year Russian inquiry didn't clear Donald Trump, says Robert Mueller

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday said that his two-year Russia inquiry had not cleared President Donald Trump.

He added that the legal guidelines of the investigation prevented him from charging a sitting president.

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To weigh in on Mueller's statements, Nickolaus Bauer on the Xolani Gwala Show speaks to Daily Maverick associate editor Brooks Spector.

If Mueller had the feeling that he would have been able to prove that Donald Trump was innocent, then he would have so stated, he didn't. What he has done is send a clear signal to Congress that impeachment or other punishment is at this point a political process rather than an administrative process.

Brooks Spector, Associate editor - Daily Maverick

Spector says Mueller' statement is in line with the spirit of the Constitution, which enables and empowers Congress to impeach and try a sitting president for high crimes and misdemeanour.

Listen below to the full interview:


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