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11:20 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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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Serious journalists should be proud of — not bullied over — their Russia reporting  —  It should be no surprise to anyone that President Trump's reaction to the Mueller report is to attack reporters for doing their jobs.  —  That's exactly what he has been doing for years.
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Mueller and the Conspiracy Around the Corner  —  We get more agitated by the anticipation of political revelations than by the actual findings.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Over the weekend, Washington and much of America participated in a spectacle that's become familiar during …
Discussion: The Resurgent
Associated Press:
Mueller report reprieve becomes Trump's re-election weapon  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Donald Trump, the fight over the “witch hunt” is only just beginning.  —  Now that special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Trump's campaign is over, it's being transformed …
Discussion: WTOP
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
Brian Beutler / Crooked Media:
William Barr Punked The Media About The Mueller Report  —  Long before Special Counsel Robert Mueller finished his investigation, the public record was littered with detail—from indictments and investigative reports and the president's comments and his son's inbox—showing that the Trump campaign …
William Saletan / Slate:
Bill Barr's Weasel Words  —  All the ways the attorney general is spinning the Mueller report to protect Trump.  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on the Russia investigation, and Republicans are gloating.  They claim a four-page letter from Attorney General William Barr …
Sarah Ferris / Politico:
Republicans focus their post-Mueller fury on Adam Schiff  —  Republicans clamored for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's head Monday, attempting to turn him into the face of a new campaign of recriminations against Democrats who pursued and promoted allegations …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
It's Bigger Than Mueller and Trump
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Read Attorney General William Barr's Summary of the Mueller Report
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“Trump Wins!”: The President, the Mueller Report, and Our New Political Normal
Discussion: WBUR and National Review
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Legal experts question William Barr's rationale for exonerating Trump
Discussion: RedState
Boston Herald:   In wake of Robert Mueller's report, don't celebrate — investigate
CNN:
Special counsel and DOJ deliberated seeking subpoena for Trump
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
New York Times:
Barr Clears Trump of Obstruction After Mueller Demurs
Discussion: Raw Story
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
MUELLER SAYS NO COLLUSION, BARR RAISES A MILLION QUESTIONS
Discussion: Fox News, Politico and Washington Post
Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:   ‘Collusion’ now exposed as nothing more than Trump-haters' opioid dream
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Trump, falsely accused of collusion, faces new onslaught of obstruction accusations
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
AP FACT CHECK: Mueller probe doesn't totally exonerate Trump
Discussion: New Republic
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Mueller is done. What's next for Washington
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: RedState, Power Line and Instapundit
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa poll  —  South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) surged into third place in a poll of the Iowa caucus released Sunday.  —  Eleven percent of likely Democratic Iowa caucusgoers surveyed by Emerson Polling said they would pick Buttigieg to be their 2020 presidential nominee.
Christopher Buskirk / Spectator USA:
Devin Nunes: hero of the republic  —  Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller concluded his investigation by exonerating President Trump of collusion with Russian forces during the 2016 election.  Investigating that supposed collusion is the reason he was appointed and his final report declared …
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
 
 
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