Or it just quietly goes away

Temporary fill-in substitute interim pretend White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is out there trying to convert the Mueller report into a reason to forget all about Trump’s obstruction of justice.

“The Special Counsel states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,’” Barr wrote to lawmakers, adding that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that Mueller’s investigative findings are “not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

“That is not what these documents do,” Mulvaney said, referring to Mueller not reaching a verdict on obstruction.

“When you do an investigation like this, there’s typically two outcomes — either criminal indictments come down or it just quietly goes away. These types of investigations are not designed to exonerate people.”

Ah yes, they’d like that, wouldn’t they – if it just quietly went away. Firing Comey? Telling Lester Holt he (Trump) fired Comey because of this Russia thing? Telling Kislyak and Lavrov he fired Comey to take pressure off himself? Repeatedly meeting with Putin alone? Trump Tower Moscow? Yes, they’d just love it if all that just quietly went away.

Mulvaney declined to say whether the White House would release the written responses the president provided to Mueller during the course of the special counsel’s investigation and blamed Mueller’s appointment on “a small group of people within the law enforcement community, specifically the FBI and the DOJ, who really did want to overturn” the results of the 2016 election.

“They cannot accept the fact that he’s president and from the very beginning, in fact before the election, they actually set the table to try and prevent him from becoming president,” he said.

Because he’s a threat to the country. It’s not because they’re all libbruls, it’s because he’s left a long trail of what looks like entanglement (to put it politely) with Putin and Putin’s Russia. It’s because he could be compromised, and so could his family. It’s because that fact has very large implications for all of us.

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