April 21, 2019 by epoetus
The Redacted Mueller Report is here and this is what we know:
• While there is no legal crime associated with collusion, there does not appear to be a provable cooperative arrangement with Russia to illegally interfere with the 2016 elections. But there is plenty of evidence to show that Russians met with Trump officials many times, and there was common interest in influencing the elections.
• There is proof that obstruction of justice occurred and many legal folks have said that were Trump not the President, he could be indicted today. The statute of limitations on obstruction of justice is five years.
• Congress has subpoenaed the full version of the report without redactions.
• Congress is planning to have hearings with Barr, Mueller and others.
• While the Congressional hearings proceed and the other indictments continue, the potential of producing additional evidence to support both illegal interference by Trump officials in elections and obstruction is possible.
Representative Nadler on Obstruction: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mueller-report-release-jerry-nadler-sees-considerable-evidence-of-obstruction-of-justice/
Elie Honig, former federal prosecutor, on Obstruction: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/439699-ex-federal-prosecutor-mueller-report-would-be-a-knock-down-case-for
Fact Check on the Trump administrations views on the Mueller report: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-fact-check-trump-teams-distortions-on-mueller-report
Scott Simon interviewing NYU law professor Ryan Goodman
John Cassidy of the New Yorker on Obstruction: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-mueller-report-couldnt-be-more-clear-donald-trump-repeatedly-tried-to-obstruct-justice
AP on the 10 instances of obstruction https://apnews.com/e0d125d737be4a21a81bec3d9f1dffd8