April 20, 2019

Right and Left React to the Mueller Report

Neal K. Katyal in The Washington Post:

“Absolutely nothing in the law or the regulations prevents the report from becoming public.”

Mr. Katyal, the former acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama who drafted the special counsel regulations in 1998 and 1999, said that Attorney General William P. Barr could and should release the report. The law, he wrote, gives “all the latitude in the world” to make the report public. Read more.

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David A. Graham in The Atlantic:

“But the president might find himself missing Mueller more than he expects.”

Despite all the anticipation of the Mueller report, Mr. Graham wrote, few will be happy that it is finished. His argument: Democrats will no longer be able to use the continuing investigation as a reason to wait to act against President Trump. Republicans will also be forced to reckon with the president. And Mr. Trump, who has succeeded when he has a nemesis to rally against, will find himself without a villain. Read more.

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David Remnick in The New Yorker:

“The emergency that the Trump presidency represents leaves the Democratic Party’s cast of candidates with a singular responsibility — to win the election …”

Mr. Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, wrote that it was unlikely that Mr. Trump would change his behavior after the Mueller report. Of the Democratic candidates for president in 2020, he suggested that the right one not only has to be able to win the election but also be up to the challenge of undoing the legacy of Mr. Trump’s “moral and material corruption.” Read more.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/24/us/politics/right-left-react-mueller-report.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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