The president now wants everyone to believe the Mueller Report clearing him of collusion, but does he want to disbelieve that part of the same report that incriminates Russian Federation for campaign interference?
And some would argue Mueller acted legally. So there is evidence of obstruction. Booker called Barr "suspect" and said nothing can be concluded yet. There is evidence of no obstruction.
Why did Mueller punt?
In the GOP luncheon, Trump was in a lively mood, senators said. "And at a closed-door lunch with Senate Republicans, Trump reportedly told the lawmakers that people love it when you attack the press". My speculation is below. "It threatens the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans across the country - from California to Kentucky and all the way to ME", said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a statement.
The first and fourth possibilities seem quite implausible.
A separate court case in 2012 was over whether such a penalty was legal - but now that it is gone, O'Connor said, the whole ACA should be stricken down because that provision is "the keystone" of the program.
Often, special counsels end up indicting people for crimes unrelated to the original mandate. Graham said Trump was unlikely to claim executive privilege on any of the material. For one thing, if that's what happened, word of it would likely come out, and Mueller would be disgraced in the eyes of the media and the left. "The boss Bill Barr decided we are not prosecuting him". In pursuit of any evidence to prove Trump colluded with Moscow, Mueller issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed almost 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses. These reasons are not mutually exclusive.
Among those familiar with Barr's summary, only 9 percent said it had changed their thinking about Trump's ties to Russian Federation and 57 percent said they want to see the entire report.
There were obvious questions, of course, about the Mueller investigation.
Comey apparently thought that Clinton engaged in serious misconduct.
At House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's own closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday, she urged rank-and-file Democrats to "be calm" and focus on the policy promises of healthcare, jobs and oversight of the administration that helped propel them to the House majority last fall. Mueller similarly might not have wanted to give Trump a full pass for conduct that, in his view, approached (but did not reach) illegality.
The Mueller investigation cost to taxpayers? I'm sure this did not sit well with the special counsel.
Democrats' platform on the issues - health care, middle-class tax cuts, climate change - stand head and shoulders above President Trump's. His reputation for integrity cuts against that assumption.
They can not let the spin cycle wash away everything we have learned about all the contacts between Trump's campaign and various well-connected Russians. Trump himself in the past has said he would have "no problem" with the full report being released, so time will tell whether he'll stick to that position or not.
Some did stick by Mueller, however, insisting that they trust him and will accept whatever is in the report.