The Mueller Clash Continues ⚒

White House / Wikimedia Commons

White House / Wikimedia Commons

Far from over

Since AG William Barr’s release of the redacted Mueller report on April 18th, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding it. Democrats are using their oversight power to put pressure on Barr, Mueller, and Trump to allow the full report to come out.

A formal request

The House Democrats’ latest attempt to further understand the contents of the Mueller report came in the form of a subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report. If Barr does not comply, the Democrats will vote on whether to hold the AG in contempt of Congress. The Committee is also looking into calling Mueller himself to testify.


LEANING RIGHT:

National Review: We’ve Heard Enough from Robert Mueller

Fox News: Imprisoning Bill Barr is left’s new rallying cry: ‘Have him locked up’

The right seems to be taking a couple of different tacks: either dismissing the Mueller investigation as old news, or framing the House Democrats’ actions as overly aggressive and out of proportion. This is smart coverage to satisfy readers who are tired of career politicians and their bluster in Congress and in Washington in general.

LEANING LEFT:

Vox: 400 former DOJ prosecutors: Mueller had enough evidence to charge Trump

Politico: Nadler and Barr steam toward clash over contempt

The left seems to be covering the two main issues mentioned above in similar capacities. The fact that former prosecutors seem to be doubting Mueller’s decisions is an important factor to note when writing for left-leaning readers. They also are focusing on Nadler as a key figure in holding Barr accountable for his decisions during the process of the Mueller report’s release.


Where’s the common ground?

There has been coverage of the letter signed by prosecutors who believe that Mueller had evidence to charge Trump (426 at time of writing) on both sides of the media, so this is a statement that cannot be ignored by the right. Both sides seem to be awaiting the House vote on whether to hold Barr in contempt of Congress before publishing any other analyses of the issue.

It didn't have to be this hard

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