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 ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 Krystal Ball warns about lagging youth support for Buttigieg MORE joined other 2020 candidates in calling for impeachment proceedings after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump 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.