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Robert Mueller Wishes You’d Read His Report

The special counsel is a man out of time, a by-the-book throwback who expects Americans to absorb carefully worded documents.
Source: Jim Bourg / Reuters

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wishes that you’d read his report. He’s not angry; he’s just disappointed.

When the Department of Justice announced Mueller’s press conference Wednesday morning, the media exploded in a frenzy of wild speculation. What new evidence might he reveal? Would he endorse impeachment? Would he complain about the administration’s response to his report? No, he would not. Nobody who has paid attention to Mueller’s pattern of behavior expected him to do anything of the sort. Instead, Mueller assumed the pained tones of a teacher. The answers to all of our questions, he intoned repeatedly, are in his report.

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