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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 …
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 …
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
New York Times:
Barr Clears Trump of Obstruction After Mueller Demurs  —  WASHINGTON — Over the 22 months of their inquiry, Robert S. Mueller III's investigators examined countless documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses, including some of the highest-ranking lawyers and aides in the White House …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 …
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
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Russians Hope Mueller Report Opens Door to Improved U.S. Ties  —  MOSCOW — There was crowing in Russia on Monday that the special counsel's investigation did not find coordination between Moscow and the Trump campaign in 2016, but optimism about improved relations was tempered …
Discussion: Raw Story, Contemptor and The Resurgent
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Legal experts question William Barr's rationale for exonerating Trump  —  The attorney general's personal history and his reasoning make this fraught.  —  A big question hanging over William P. Barr's nomination to be attorney general this year was whether, once he got the job, he would do President Trump's bidding.
Discussion: RedState
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
“Trump Wins!”: The President, the Mueller Report, and Our New Political Normal
Discussion: WBUR and National Review
The Daily Beast:
Trumpworld Gloats About Mueller: The ‘Fat Lady Has Sung’
Discussion: Just Security
Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Mueller Report Puts New Pressure on 2020 Candidates to Emphasize Issues
Discussion: Washington Press and Fox News
Renato Mariotti / Politico:
William Barr Has Some Explaining to Do
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Mueller and the Conspiracy Around the Corner
Discussion: The Resurgent
Politico:
Democrats warn Trump against post-Mueller pardons
Ken White / The Atlantic:
Barr's Startling and Unseemly Haste
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Trump, falsely accused of collusion, faces new onslaught of obstruction accusations
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Mueller is done. What's next for Washington
Discussion: Wired, The Week and Politico
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Mueller delivers a ‘gift’ to Trump for 2020 election
Discussion: Political Wire
New York Times:
Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy, but Stops Short of Exonerating President on Obstruction
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.
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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 …
Raf Sanchez / Telegraph:
British-Israeli family among seven wounded in rocket attack from Gaza  —  Several members of a British-Israeli family, including two infants, were wounded on Monday when a rocket fired from Gaza slammed into their home in central Israel.  —  Robert and Susan Wolf, originally from London …
Discussion: The Times of Israel and Breitbart
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Judah Ari Gross / The Times of Israel:   IDF blames Hamas for rocket that hit Israeli home, sends troops to Gaza border
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: RedState, Power Line and Instapundit
 
 
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Zachary Halaschak / Washington Examiner:
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Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
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Richard Winton / Los Angeles Times:
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