For nearly two years, President Trump’s critics placed immense weight on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation of allegations that Candidate Trump colluded with Russia before the 2016 election, and that President Trump obstructed justice after his 2017 inauguration. So, in the immediate aftermath of Mueller’s investigation and Attorney General Barr’s brief summary to Congress, it is more than a little ironic to find President Trump’s critics now downplaying Mueller’s conclusions that there is no evidence that Trump colluded, and insufficient evidence that Trump obstructed justice.

I pointed this out in Politico’s insta-symposium on Attorney General Barr’s description of the Mueller Report: “For two years, too many of the president’s supporters did not take the special counsel seriously enough. It would be ironic if the president’s critics now make the same mistake.”


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