Analysis

Mueller's Obstruction Punt Puzzles Ex-Prosecutors

Law360 (March 25, 2019, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to punt on the question of whether the president committed obstruction left former prosecutors scratching their heads and asking questions they say only Mueller's full report can answer.

Attorney General William Barr's summary of Mueller's report raised a host of questions over the weekend. Some of the biggest were why Mueller made the unusual decision, in Barr's words, "not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment" on the question of whether President Donald Trump had attempted to obstruct the probe — and why and how Barr then made that determination himself.

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