"In the face of a Department of Justice policy that prohibited him from indicting a sitting president, Mueller drafted what any reasonable reader would see as a referral to Congress to commence impeachment hearings," he wrote, adding that Trump's "elaborate pattern of obstruction may have successfully impeded the Mueller investigation from uncovering a conspiracy to commit more serious crimes."
"Republicans who stand up to Trump today may face some friendly fire," Verret added. "Today’s Republican electorate seems spellbound by the sound bites of Twitter and cable news, for which Trump is a born wizard.
"Yet, in time, we can help rebuild the Republican Party, enabling it to rise from the ashes of the post-Trump apocalypse into a party with renewed commitment to principles of liberty, opportunity, and the rule of law."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Justice Department last week released Mueller's report on his 22-month investigation into Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice by Trump. Mueller did not find evidence that the Trump campaign worked with Moscow to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.
The report notes that the special counsel was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regard to obstruction of justice.
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