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The Formation of Robert Mueller’s Mind

The Formation of Robert Mueller’s Mind

If you talk to people who knew Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III when he was a young man, you will hear a lot of what you already know. He was hard-working, lacrosse playing, straight arrow who served in the U.S. Marines between studying in the privileged precincts of Princeton and University of Virginia Law School....

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Privacy Group Says DOJ Agrees to ‘Expedite’ Release of Mueller Report

Privacy Group Says DOJ Agrees to ‘Expedite’ Release of Mueller Report

While social media chatter about the Trump-Russia investigation continues with the usual ratio heat to light, the report (300 pages, 400 pages, 687 pages?) remains secret, thanks to Attorney General Bill Barr. Congress wants a copy. So does the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), which has sued for the release of the report. On...

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What Mueller’s Inquiry Means For the Next President

What Mueller’s Inquiry Means For the Next President

British journalist Jonathan Cook, who writes from Israel/Palestine, draws three lessons from the Mueller investigation, which he calls “an in-house squabble between different wings of the establishment.”  That’s a bit glib. It wasn’t a squabble–which is something petty–but it was–and is–a power struggle between two power centers in Washington, the White House and the secret...

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Why the Mueller Investigation Was Good for the Country

Why the Mueller Investigation Was Good for the Country

Counterpunch’s Stuart Newman gets it right: Of course, some liberal pundits overplayed the Russophobic side the investigation. But so did the anti-“Russiagate” critics, who took glee in pointing out the lack of connection of each new criminal disclosure to election stealing. It was hard to determine whether they thought Trump was above entering into criminally...

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Mueller’s Report Blunts the Criticism of Former Spy Chiefs

Mueller’s Report Blunts the Criticism of Former Spy Chiefs

The report of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, as summarized by Attorney General Bill Barr, significantly qualifies the U.S. intelligence community’s January 2017 finding about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The unclassified findings of the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency set the stage for the special prosecutor’s investigation by asserting that Russian President...