As with everything in Trump’s eyes, the findings of the Mueller investigation have been cast in black and white. According to a four-page summary put out by Trump’s Attorney General William Barr, while Mueller did not find evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russian government, the evidence on obstruction of Justice–stemming from Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey–was inconclusive. Trump took this information at face value, tweeting “No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
But there is no reason for the public to do the same. The New York Times has already found that Mueller’s findings may be worse than how Barr has spun them. As long as the administration refuses to make the full report public, as they have so far done, all bets are off when it comes to Mueller’s true findings.
Adlai Brandt-Ogman ’21 is a media studies major and the VPR’s editorial cartoonist. He has contributed to the Fumetto Magazine and has designed shirts for Vassar’s fencing team