Why all the chattering? House has power to act

The mainstream national news media are never going to treat President Donald Trump with any respect or fairness. This is evident in the ongoing “coverage” of the Mueller investigation, despite the fact the probe has ended and found that neither Trump nor anyone in his campaign “colluded” with Russia in any way during the 2016 election.

This week, major news outlets are jumping on the “fact” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was frustrated with Attorney General William Barr’s “portrayal” of the findings of Mueller’s report.

Barr explained this Wednesday in testimony before Congress. He said that in a phone call with Mueller after Barr sent a four-page letter to Congress about the report, Mueller complained that press reports were reading too much into Barr’s letter, and Mueller wanted the public to see more of his reasoning for not answering the question of whether Trump committed obstruction of justice. (Barr and Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Trump did not, after Mueller did not reach a conclusion.)

There’s more. A Justice Department spokeswoman says that in a letter to Barr, Mueller emphasized that nothing in the Attorney General’s letter was inaccurate or misleading. Rather, Mueller was concerned about the lack of context and resulting media coverage. In other words, Mueller and Barr disagreed over style, not substance.

With the Mueller report having reached a conclusion, there is now one overarching question that remains to be answered. It is whether the U.S. House of Representatives, controlled by Democrats, will make a decision to proceed with impeachment. (Many party leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are more than leery of doing this, viewing it as potential political suicide, with a possible political backlash in 2020.)

Democrats hold power in the House. They have the Mueller report. They can do what they want. So why are so many in the media and on the left still sniping and whining about the nuances of the report? Get busy with impeachment. Or be quiet and move on.

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