April 19, 2019

The Bulwark: What obstruction looks like

Charles Sykes, The Bulwark:

While the Mueller report does not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between the Russians and the Trump campaign, the picture it paints is, frankly, devastating: its narrative exposes a cascade of lies, coverups, and corruption, while providing a clear road map to the president's attempts to obstruct the investigation. At times it reads like an open invitation to Congress to launch impeachment proceedings. 
It's that bad.

The (redacted) Mueller report is out, and it's apparently quite a read. Sykes is a well-regarded conservative writer, not of the knee-jerk variety. None of what he discusses is the least bit surprising. An example:

But the evidence does indicate that a thorough FBI investigation would uncover facts about the campaign and the President personally that the President could have understood to be crimes or that would give rise to personal and political concerns. [Mueller, p.76]

This has always been Donald Trump's modus operandi, hung out by Mueller's team like so much filthy laundry.

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