Ken Starr, Democrats Clash Over Mueller Report

And other reactions to Friday's news
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2019 10:40 AM CDT
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Saturday morning, March 23, 2019.   (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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(Newser) – Robert Mueller's report is in, but remains under wraps—leaving all of us to wonder what's next. Enter Benjamin Wittes, who writes a sober analysis at Lawfare: Among "certain things we do know," he writes, Mueller finished the probe "on his own terms" without interference from the attorney general, and Mueller won't indict anyone else. But that leaves a lot unknown. Was there no collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia, or did evidence fall short of proving criminal conduct? Did Mueller just adhere to the "longstanding position" that presidents can't be indicted? Or is Mueller referring other defendants to other prosecutorial offices? "Without knowing the reasons the investigation is finished, it is impossible to know how to assess its end—and nobody should try," per Wittes. For more, including Ken Starr's take:

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