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 ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCindy McCain joins board of Biden's presidential transition team Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November MORE joined other 2020 candidates in calling for impeachment proceedings after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.