Buttigieg on Mueller: This is as close to an impeachment referral as it gets

Buttigieg on Mueller: This is as close to an impeachment referral as it gets
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Democratic president candidate Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSteyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates The Hill's 12:30 Report: Stocks sink as Trump fights with Fed, China Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates MORE joined other 2020 candidates in calling for impeachment proceedings after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's Wednesday statements on his report. 

"This is as close to an impeachment referral as it gets," Buttigieg tweeted. "Robert Mueller could not clear the president, nor could he charge him — so he has handed the matter to Congress, which alone can act to deliver due process and accountability."

Several other candidates also called for impeachment after the speech in which Mueller said that his team was not confident that the president did not commit a crime. 

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“After that investigation, if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that,” the special counsel said. 

He added that the Constitution requires a "process other than the criminal justice system" to act against a sitting president. 

Buttigieg is among two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.