While Robert Mueller’s report does not confirm wrongdoing by the Trump campaign, it revealed behavior that was highly suspicious and worrying, reports Walter Shapiro of The New Republic. Incompetence barely masked the Trump team’s desire to work with Russia in order to win the election. Contact was established several times, including the now infamous Trump Tower meeting. While the president has spun this story in a positive light, the fact that his guilt couldn’t be proven far from exonerates him. The Mueller report’s biggest consequences have yet to come as the details he shed light upon are investigated further.
Robert Mueller’s report reveals that there was never solid enough evidence against President Donald Trump to even start such an investigation, holds Conrad Black of The National Interest. Meanwhile, a pattern of partisan behavior that was opposed to Donald Trump has emerged. Rod Rosenstein bowed to pressure from former FBI Director James Comey to sanction Mueller’s investigation. Mueller’s probe itself was biased and highly antagonistic towards the president. Many Democrats did what they could to prolong it and intensify it, all in a bid to undermine Trump. The president did not collude, but his enemies still tried to spread this story.