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 ButtigiegTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE joined other 2020 candidates in calling for impeachment proceedings after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate 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.