The Mueller report
3/29/2019, 6 a.m.
The American people deserve the truth. We urge Congress to help uncover it.
Unfortunately, the Mueller report’s ambiguity has left President Trump crowing and claiming victory over what he has long described as a “witch hunt.” Mr. Barr said in the letter that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Trump quisling, concluded that the Mueller report’s evidence is “not sufficient” to determine that President Trump has committed a crime. Did we expect any other conclusion from Mr. Barr, who has the power to determine whether a crime was committed?
At this point, the situation has emboldened President Trump and his right-wing GOP supporters to the extent that his administration has renewed its assault against the Affordable Care Act and other progressive Obama-era gains.
The U.S. Justice Department, led by Mr. Barr, is siding with a Texas judge’s decision that would effectively strike down the entire health care initiative that more than 20 million people have come to rely on. In Virginia alone, more than 400,000 people became eligible on Jan. 1 for health insurance through the state’s Medicaid expansion under the ACA. Another 400,000 Virginians already were enrolled in insurance plans through the ACA health care exchange in 2018.
We shudder to think what further attempts President Trump will launch to roll back recent advances to women’s reproductive health, voting rights, education and environmental and justice issues. It is up to clear-thinking members of Congress from both political parties to stop him.