What I Read On My Summer Vacation

FBI Director Mueller Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 13, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mueller testified on the oversight of the FBI. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — So, what did you do on your summer break?

In between cookouts and swimming with Buddy the Lab, I read the Mueller report, every word of it. I had read parts of it when it came out, but not the whole thing, which you can download for free.

And here is what I took from it, and think any open-minded reader will take from it too:

There were strenuous efforts made to hamper the investigation into potential campaign collaboration with the Russians, including encryption or deletion of communications that left Mueller’s team unable to corroborate facts or properly question witnesses.

The interaction between Trump world and Putin operatives involved far more than the exploitation of the stolen DNC emails and the disinformation campaign that Mueller estimates reached 126 million people. Kirill Dmitriev, a Russian businessman with close ties to Putin, co-wrote a “reconciliation plan for the United States and Russia, which Dmitriev implied had been cleared through Putin,” which was forwarded by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and close advisor, to Steve Bannon and incoming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

The evidence of obstruction by the president is overwhelming.

instead of seeking the truth, he lied and manipulated people in a desperate effort to short-circuit the probe. It’s not unreasonable to see why he might have panicked this way. It is unreasonable, and delusional, to think it acceptable behavior.

Read the Mueller report yourself. You paid for it. And if it’s findings wind up ignored, we’ll all be paying for it for years to come.

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