David Cole on the Mueller Report

What kind of government and leadership do you want?

Diane Ravitch's blog

David Cole is National Legal Director of the ACLU.

He wrote the best, most incisive analysis of the Mueller Report, describing precisely what it found. The report is an indictment in all but name, and he explains why.

The Report, he writes,

lays out in meticulous detail both a blatantly illegal effort by Russia to throw the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump and repeated efforts by President Trump to end, limit, or impede Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference. Trump’s efforts included firing or attempting to fire those overseeing the investigation, directing subordinates to lie on his behalf, cajoling witnesses not to cooperate, and doctoring a public statement about a Trump Tower meeting between his son and closest advisers and a Russian lawyer offering compromising information on Hillary Clinton.

Attorney General William Barr, who has shown himself to be exactly the kind of presidential protector Trump wanted Jeff Sessions to…

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