Special counsel Robert Mueller said that, in his view, the constitutional limitations on his role prevented him from charging Donald Trump with a crime, though he stated plainly that the report did not exonerate the president either. Photo: AP

The Mueller Report: or how Trump was let off the hook

  • The special counsel had enough evidence to question the president directly. His reasons for not doing so are pathetically inadequate
Topic |   Trump-Russia collusion investigations

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Special counsel Robert Mueller said that, in his view, the constitutional limitations on his role prevented him from charging Donald Trump with a crime, though he stated plainly that the report did not exonerate the president either. Photo: AP
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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee in June 2017. Photo: Reuters

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller to investigate Donald Trump, resigns

  • Rosenstein had intended to leave mid-March but stayed on for completion of probe into Trump-Russia collusion
  • His exit leaves Department of Justice without the official most closely aligned with the Mueller investigation
Topic |   Trump-Russia collusion investigations

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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies about the Justice Department's budget before a subcommittee hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee in June 2017. Photo: Reuters
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