The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Mueller’s report should be read


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jun. 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Robert Mueller's report that was completed after two years of intensive investigations deserves to read for a number of important reasons.

The most important reason is the one that Mr. Muller stated during his only public statement after his report was completed. He closed it with his "reiterating the central allegation of our indictments that there multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

For that reason alone, viewing the evidence of those multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our elections means every American has a civic duty to read the released portions of Mueller's report.

In reading Muller's report, I learned that Mr. Muller, in complying with a decades old U.S. Department of Justice policy that a sitting President cannot be indicted or charged with a crime, was not able to take such action even though there was numerous, substantial, corroborated citations of evidence that typically would meet the legal standards for such charges to be brought against any other citizen. I also learned that throughout Muller's report that during his investigations the president and his administration demonstrated a lack of cooperation. In specific instances that were cited in the report, there were efforts to obstruct justice.

Even before the Muller investigation report was completed, it had impacted a number of individuals – some of a certain foreign country and a number of members of the president's campaign, administration and family and spawned up to 17 other investigations. The impact will continue to affect all American lives as Congress and others reveal other facts withheld from Muller's report in regards to the attacks on our country's elections, as well as to whether the rule of law will be upheld or that our democracy will dissolve into authoritarianism.

Richard P. Fehr
Sharpsburg