27 March 2019


Prominent Republican George Conway, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, wrote a superb op-ed yesterday (link here) reflecting on the fallout from the yet-unseen and now already infamous Mueller Report. Three paragraphs are essential reading so I'm reprinting them here:

"Mueller isn’t prone to cheap shots; he plays by the rules, every step of the way. If his report doesn’t exonerate the President, there must be something pretty damning in it about him, even if it might not suffice to prove a crime beyond a reasonable doubt."

"And in saying that the report ‘cataloged the President’s actions, many of which took place in public view,’ Barr’s letter makes clear that the report also catalogs actions taken privately that shed light on possible obstruction, actions that the American people and Congress yet know nothing about."

"At the same time, and equally remarkably, Mueller, according to Barr, said he ‘ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment’ regarding obstruction. Reading that statement together with the no-exoneration statement, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that Mueller wrote his report to allow the American people and Congress to decide what to make of the facts. And that is what should — must — happen now."

Yes, a thousand times yes, George. Thanks for speaking out. And, according to two polls released yesterday about public attitudes now that the Mueller Report is done, a majority of Americans agree with you.

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