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Neal K. Katyal / New York Times:
The Many Problems With the Barr Letter  —  By unilaterally concluding that Trump did not obstruct justice, the attorney general has made it imperative that the public see the Mueller report.  —  Mr. Katyal is a law professor at Georgetown.  He drafted the special counsel regulations under which Robert Mueller was appointed.
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New York Times:
Read Attorney General William Barr's Summary of the Mueller Report  —  The letter, by Attorney General William P. Barr, details the main findings of the special counsel's two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  — Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler …
Peter Baker / New York Times:
A Cloud Over Trump's Presidency Is Lifted  —  WASHINGTON — For President Trump, it may have been the best day of his tenure so far.  The darkest, most ominous cloud hanging over his presidency was all but lifted on Sunday with the release of the special counsel's conclusions …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
If Trump Obstructed Justice, He Can't Be Exonerated  —  The summary of Robert Mueller's report, given to Congress by Attorney General William Barr, asserts that President Trump engaged in a number of actions that impeded the investigation.  At the same time, it concludes that Trump's campaign …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Conclusion of Mueller probe raises anew criticisms of coverage  —  And now comes the reckoning for the mainstream news media and the pundits.  —  After more than two years of intense reporting and endless talking-head speculation about possible collusion between Donald Trump's presidential campaign …
Washington Post:
‘No collusion!’ goes from a defiant mantra to a rallying cry for Trump's reelection  —  President Trump's defiant mantra — “no collusion!"- became a rallying cry for his reelection Sunday after the Justice Department said there was no evidence that his campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election.
Bob Bauer / New York Times:
Trump's Shamelessness Was Outside Mueller's Jurisdiction  —  A demagogic president can walk right up to the edge of committing a crime, so long as he operates brazenly in public view.  —  Mr. Bauer is a professor of practice and distinguished scholar in residence at New York University School of Law.
Discussion: Raw Story
emptywheel:
How William Barr Did Old Man Back-Flips to Avoid Arresting Donald Trump  —  Attorney General William Barr just engaged in utterly cowardly dereliction of duty.  —  During his confirmation hearing, Barr confirmed that things Trump has done are obstruction  —  When we were awaiting …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Hullabaloo and Raw Story
Dan B / Washington Post:
For Democrats, the Mueller report turns their politics upside down  —  For President Trump, the finding by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III that there was no coordination or conspiracy involving Trump campaign officials or associates and the Russians, despite myriad contacts that have been documented, was a sweet moment.
Discussion: NPR and Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
It's Bigger Than Mueller and Trump  —  Trumpism follows a historical pattern: Whenever black people make progress, white people respond forcefully.  —  The Mueller Report has landed ... with a thud.  According to summary findings released by Attorney General William Barr …
David Frum / The Atlantic:
The Question the Mueller Report Has Not Answered  —  Good news, America.  Russia helped install your president.  But although he owes his job in large part to that help, the president did not conspire or collude with his helpers.  He was the beneficiary of a foreign intelligence operation …
CNN:
Special counsel and DOJ deliberated seeking subpoena for Trump  —  (CNN)The special counsel's office deliberated at length with Justice Department officials about issuing a subpoena for President Donald Trump to be interviewed, but ultimately the decision was made not to move forward …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“Trump Wins!”:  The President, the Mueller Report, and Our New Political Normal  —  Whatever is next, it's not impeachment—at least not on Russia charges.  —  The most consequential weekend of Donald Trump's Presidency started with that classic Washington event, a Friday-afternoon news dump.
Discussion: WBUR and National Review
New York Times:
No Collusion, No ‘Exoneration’  —  A Trump-friendly attorney general's letter doesn't do justice to the special counsel's investigation.  Release his whole report.  —  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.  It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump claims vindication, eyes vengeance
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Trump, falsely accused of collusion, faces new onslaught of obstruction accusations
David Corn / Mother Jones:
Trump Aided and Abetted Russia's Attack. That Was Treachery. Full Stop.
Discussion: Townhall and Political Wire
New York Times:
Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’
Discussion: Just Security and Contemptor
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Can Take a Victory Lap, But It's a Partial One
Discussion: Townhall, Splinter, The Week and RedState
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Legal experts question William Barr's rationale for exonerating Trump
Discussion: RedState
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Mueller is done. What's next for Washington
Discussion: Wired, Politico and New York Times
Reuters:
Kremlin says ready to improve ties with U.S. after Mueller report
Discussion: Political Wire
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:   Mueller delivers a ‘gift’ to Trump for 2020 election
Washington Post:
Mueller's punt on obstruction question throws issue into the political arena
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:   Mueller's Unknown Reasoning Could Endanger American Democracy in 2020
Marcy Oster / Jerusalem Post:
WOMEN'S MARCH LEADER BLAMES ‘AMERICAN JEWISH ESTABLISHMENT’ FOR CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS  —  (JTA) — A co-leader of the Women's March shared a post blaming the “American Jewish Establishment” for its role in the attacks on two New Zealand mosques, and then apologized.
Associated Press:
New Zealand attack note left at fire at California mosque  —  ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A note referencing the recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand was found at the scene of a possible arson fire at a Southern California mosque, police said Sunday.  —  Nobody was hurt, and members …
Discussion: Splinter
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Andrew Johnson / KNSD-TV:
Suspect of Possible Arson Attack at Escondido Mosque Leaves Note Referencing New Zealand Terrorist Attacks
Discussion: NBC News and New York Post
Reuters:
Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reports  —  CARACAS (Reuters) - Two Russian air force planes landed at Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to media reports, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and ThinkProgress
Glenn Thrush / New York Times:
Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats hoped to put their wrenching intraparty debate over anti-Semitism to rest when they passed a catchall antibigotry resolution in the House this month, but Senate Republicans …
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Hoyer delivers strong defense of U.S.-Israel alliance in veiled rebuke of Rep. Omar
Discussion: Splinter
 
 
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
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