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Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?

Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?

Update: 2019-03-2654
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The special counsel, Robert Mueller, was supposed to decide whether President Trump had committed a crime. Why did the attorney general, William P. Barr, do it instead? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Javier Bassi

Let it go, people. You lost this one. Would you be second guessing so much had the report gone the other way? Let it go. Your bad. You put the eggs in the wrong basket. Now move on.

Mar 30th
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Calvin Kim

Javier Bassi But that's the exact reason why Mueller wouldn't just simply state that "the president commited a crime." Because people would still be suspicious of the outcome. That would lead to the ability for the Republicans to just declare (one person's investigation) Mueller's report as inaccurate, and quickly discredit any proof of wrongdoing. By having Mueller pass the investigation on to the next person that Democrats bring in, the credibility of the final results become stronger, an increased amount of investigation is allowed, and the public isn't left with a looming "if only we could've had extra time to dig deeper, Muller's investigation could've made the right decision."

Apr 1st
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J B

Muller didnt answer collusion because he wanted to imply something, by handing it off. He couldn't come out and say I did everything to destroy everyone who helped get Trump get elected but no American was involved in collusion and it's not obstruction to publically defend yourself.

Mar 27th
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Ryan Combs

No one comments because this is terrible journalism, an almost comical attempt to discredit Mueller. The ominous music makes it feel even less credible. If the assertions here are even half true, they should have said these things 2 years ago or whenever when the special counsel began investigating. To their credit, they admit Barr might have done the right thing, it just looks bad that he is a Trump appointee.

Mar 27th
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Ryan Combs

Ryan Combs The rest of it descends into what is, at best, speculation.

Mar 27th
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Ryan Combs

Ryan Combs I should admit that my comment really only applies the first 8 minutes

Mar 27th
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Juan Molina

why does no one comment?

Mar 27th
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品茶识书香

Juan Molina commute* typo

Mar 27th
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品茶识书香

Juan Molina Hey. I enjoy listening to #TheDaily while commite

Mar 27th
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Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?

Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?