Mueller Took a Vicious Parting Shot at Trump with Cop-Out on Obstruction

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election landed with an anticlimactic thud over the weekend, concluding that neither the president nor any Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with Russia. On the question of obstruction, however, according to a summary of its “principal conclusions” released by Attorney General Robert Barr Sunday afternoon, Mueller came to no conclusion, balefully noting that while not concluding that the president committed a crime, his report “does not exonerate him” either.

That’s what it is, an ugly cheap shot.