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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 03:23 PM

What the Mueller report actually accomplished

By David Ignatius

The Washington Post

President Trumpís conduct in office has been diminishing the moral capital of the United States for more than two years. The report by special counsel Robert Mueller released Thursday puts a little of that capital back in the bank.

Muellerís 448-page account is an affirmation that the rule of law still exists in America, despite Trumpís rants and rages against his enemies. Muellerís decision not to charge Trump with collusion or obstruction of justice remains puzzling, given the evidence he assembled. But the facts are there, in meticulous detail, for the world to weigh.

The message: Even under intense stress, the American system hasnít buckled. A prosecutor appointed and overseen by Trumpís Justice Department is still capable of discovering the facts about this president. The FBI and intelligence agencies weathered a Mueller-documented campaign of presidential intimidation. The fact that a cool-headed Mueller didnít call for legal prosecution, when half the country was calling for Trumpís scalp, in some ways affirms the integrity of the system.

Mueller, in effect, left the final judgments to Congress and the American public. His signature line on obstruction is ambiguous. ďWhile this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.Ē Iím inclined to agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the matter is now best left to the voters in November 2020. Mueller has given the Democrats a rich menu.


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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:32 PM

1. Trump @ Barr's


Spin was like putting water on a grease fire.

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