Rating the Mueller Report


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar George Turner says:

    Another possible consideration is that Barr had already told everyone what the report’s conclusions were, that it found no collusion and reached no decision on obstruction, and that he wouldn’t be moving forward with anything except working on the redactions. So when it did get released, there was no anticipated there there, and thus no interest in listening to pundits talking breathlessly about a non event stemming from what amounted to nothing.

    Fiery testimony about an approaching asteroid that might hit us will generate a lot of coverage, but the release of a report on an asteroid that whizzed harmlessly past us last month will not.

    We should get another data point next month with DoJ IG Horowitz’s report comes out, and if that leads to any trials, plenty of additional data points.

    It may take decades, but eventually even this story will fade.

    LA Times obits

    The mysterious life of James McCord, Watergate burglar whose death went unnoticed for 2 years

    He was the former CIA agent who led the four Cubans in the break in. He died in 2017 but nobody realized it until yesterday. Obviously this Russian collusion nonsense has kept Bob Woodward way too distracted to keep his eye on the real criminals. I mean, G Gordon Liddy hasn’t tweeted in seven months, so shouldn’t a top reporter being figuring out why? The last thing he posted was in response to a Trump clip back in August, where Liddy said:

    I buried a body under that exact spot in the Rose Garden circa May ’72. Guess which body.

    And then not another peep from him. Seems pretty strange to me!Report

    • There’s no point reading Moby Dick once you know that Ishmael survives.Report

      • Avatar George Turner says:

        That’s why I stopped reading at “Call me Ismael. Some years ago…”

        I thought “Okay, he’s fine, I can skip this one.”

        I’d have started the book with something like “So there I was, three harpoons in my back, a wooden leg stuck in my teeth, and Belinda off eating squid in Bali.”Report

        • Avatar DensityDuck says:

          “So I’m pretty much fucked. Clinging to this damn wooden box in the middle of the North Atlantic–or is it the South? I can’t even remember anymore, it’s been so long. This thing’s rocking worse, might not make it. I guess I should’ve said ‘no’ when that big guy asked if I needed a roommate…”Report

  2. A related piece of news: both the O’Rourke and Warren campaigns said they are getting almost no questions about the Mueller report on the campaign trail. Out of hundreds. People just don’t care.Report

    • It just confirms everyone’s priors. The majority of people already knew that it was a corrupt campaign that led to a corrupt presidency, while his fans would’t be convinced by a signed confession, due to the well-known leftist bias of notaries.Report

    • Avatar Chip Daniels says:

      Right at this moment, Andrew Yang is holding a rally at Pershing Square, one block from my house.

      I walked past on my way home, and thought about stopping by just to ask a question about the Mueller report.Report