Four perspectives on the Mueller report

From Daily Kos: AG Barr unilaterally exonerated Trump on obstruction, now Americans must see EVERY SHRED of evidence


Attorney General William Barr has now sent his four-page summary of the findings of Robert Mueller's investigation, which reportedly included more than 2,800 subpoenas, almost 500 executed search warrants, 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, approximately 500 identified witnesses in, according to the Justice Department summary. Yet we only have four pages setting forth Barr's determinations without any of the underlying evidence.

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From Daily Kos: Barr summary of Mueller report is quite narrow, possibly slanted, and still very, very disappointing


Neither the Congress nor the the American public has seen the report created by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and at this point it’s difficult to know how closely the summary document prepared by Attorney General William Barr reflects the contents of that report. But—assuming Barr is not outright misrepresenting the contents of Mueller’s conclusions, or spinning those results beyond recognition—there’s nothing to say except that statements coming on Sunday have been deeply, deeply disappointing.

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New York Times editorial: No Collusion, No ‘Exoneration:’ A Trump-friendly attorney general’s letter doesn’t do justice to the special counsel’s investigation. Release his whole report.

On its face, the letter that Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress on Sunday afternoon, summarizing the key findings of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, is good news, not just for President Trump.

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Washington Post editorial: Trump did not collude with Russia. But he’s wrong to say Mueller exonerated him.

AFTER NEARLY two years of waiting, Americans have some preliminary answers about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday revealed that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III found no collusion between Donald Trump or his 2016 campaign with the Russian effort. But Mr. Mueller did not answer with the same clarity whether President Trump unduly interfered with law enforcement. That will be a matter for Congress and the public to consider as Mr. Barr releases more information — as he must.

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