We have now entered a period during which the Mr. Mueller’s report will be dissected, paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence, and clause by clause, in a wild attempt at rationalizing conclusions that were not reached through reason. As I have been saying for some months now, the pressure on House Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings will only mount. IMO delaying the inevitable will not help Democrats in the general election so they’d better get a move on.
One of the notable passages in the report is this one:
The investigation did not identify evidence that any U. S. persons knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the IRA’s interference operation.
The “IRA” mentioned there is the Russian Internet Research Agency which managed the information operation about which people have been complaining for two years. As Glenn Greenwald points out:
The result of all of that was that not a single American – whether with the Trump campaign or otherwise – was charged or indicted on the core question of whether there was any conspiracy or coordination with Russia over the election. No Americans were charged or even accused of being controlled by or working at the behest of the Russian government. None of the key White House aides at the center of the controversy who testified for hours and hours – including Donald Trump, Jr. or Jared Kushner – were charged with any crimes of any kind, not even perjury, obstruction of justice or lying to Congress.
or, as I noted waggishly in the title of this post, Hillary Clinton has been exonerated by the Mueller report.