Everything about Special Counsel Robert Mueller is antithetical to the Trump age: he’s understated, dislikes the public eye and finds gossip beneath him.
According to a Monday New York Times report, even his restaurant of choice during his tenure as special counsel reflected that: the drab and unhip Salt & Pepper a few miles from his office where he’d eat scallops and sip white wine with friends.
The exceptionally rare sightings of Mueller — at an Apple store, at a 7-11 — only increased the intrigue around Washington’s most discussed lawyer.
Now that his report is finished, he has options. As the Times points out, he could pull a James Comey and write a tell-all — but friends say he’s too private to do that. He could take to Twitter or the lecture circuit to be a voice of authority on the dirtiest dealings in the Trump orbit.
Or he could return to his swanky D.C. law firm where he defended corporations and nonprofits from a twelfth-floor corner office.
And according to those that know him best, he is most like to slip back into that world of cufflinks and Brooks Brothers suits, away from the piercing spotlight of the two-year investigation.