Peter Van Buren joins the show for an update on the aftermath of the Mueller report. Although some commentators are claiming that the report’s findings are inconclusive with respect to President Trump’s conduct during the campaign, Van Buren reminds us that the question was, all along, whether Trump or members of his team colluded with Russians to swing the election in his favor. The report concludes that there’s no evidence of this, nor for obstruction of justice. So Van Buren wants to know: when exactly did Mueller know that there was no evidence of collusion, and why didn’t he say so as soon as he knew?
Discussed on the show:
- “Mueller Time is Finally Over” (The American Conservative)
- “Mueller is Investigating Trump as a Russian Asset” (NY Mag)
- “The 25 subplots to watch in the Mueller Investigation” (Politico)
- “Warren Commission Report: Table of Contents” (National Archives)
- Starr Report
- Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People and the novel Hooper’s War. He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine.
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