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Trump Team Sees Political Gold in Mueller Findings

Wall Street Journal

24 Mar 2019

Morrison & Foerster partner John P. Carlin discussed the Trump administration’s plans to use special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings as a line of attack against Democrats ahead of the 2020 election in the Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Trump Team Sees Political Gold in Mueller Findings.” While the Mueller report didn’t find that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, it left unresolved questions about whether the president obstructed justice in trying to influence the probe’s outcome, according to a summary of the special counsel’s report provided to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr.

Carlin said, “this is hardly over for the president,” indicating that based on Mr. Barr’s letter, the report “does not exonerate the president but strongly spells out the facts consistent with the Nixon precedent that Congress must now make its own determination.”

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