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9:55 AM ET, March 25, 2019

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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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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: National Review
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.
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 …
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 …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Trump claims vindication, eyes vengeance  —  Donald J. Trump has twice gone to war with Democrats and most of the American media — and won both times, dramatically and consequentially.  —  The big picture: The one-two gut punch to his critics — first, beating Hillary Clinton, and now …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Legal experts question William Barr's rationale for exonerating Trump
Discussion: RedState
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do
William Saletan / Slate:
Bill Barr's Weasel Words
The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’
Discussion: Just Security and Contemptor
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Trump, falsely accused of collusion, faces new onslaught of obstruction accusations
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Mueller Report Offers Clarity for 2020 Candidates: Beat Trump at the Ballot Box
Discussion: Washington Press and Fox News
New York Times:
Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Mueller is done. What's next for Washington
Discussion: Wired, The Week and Politico
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Trump Can Take a Victory Lap, But It's a Partial One
Discussion: Townhall, Splinter, The Week and RedState
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Mueller delivers a ‘gift’ to Trump for 2020 election
Discussion: Political Wire
Reuters:
Kremlin says ready to improve ties with U.S. after Mueller report
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
Trump did not collude with Russia. But he's wrong to say Mueller exonerated him.
Washington Post:
Mueller's punt on obstruction question throws issue into the political arena
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
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Mueller Is Done.  Now Probe the Real Scandal  —  Americans deserve a full accounting of the missteps of Comey and the FBI.
Discussion: Power Line and Instapundit
 
 
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