WaPo: Mueller Punted On Obstruction Due To Ambiguity Of Trump’s Intent

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

The Mueller report will be only lightly redacted and show why the ambiguity of President Donald Trump’s intent and actions pushed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to punt the decision on whether or not he obstructed justice.

According to the Washington Post, the report will give a frame-by-frame description of the President’s actions that came under scrutiny, which still may prove damaging.

Though the light redactions may blunt some of Democrats’ suspicion that Attorney General William Barr’s Department of Justice is withholding information, many lawmakers will still likely bristle at even minor blackouts.

Barr will hold a news conference to spin the report at 9:30 A.M. ET before its release. Mueller will not attend.

Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: