On today’s podcast, we sift through the Mueller report and find that while it ends the Russia-puppet storyline, it is considerably more problematic for Trump when it comes to obstruction—even though any obstruction would have been without an underlying crime. And we discuss the horrid takes on the burning of Notre Dame. Give a listen.

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  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    All Hillary had to do was go to Wisconsin … and not be a corrupt, inept, old fool.

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    • April 18, 2019, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  2. Duane Oyen Member
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    Get Norman on here as a guest to explain to Noah that you need a crime to in order to be guilty of the crime of obstruction.

    I am no fan of Trump, but idiots on our side, people who at one time had some common sense and integrity, are making me almost ready to vote for Trump (as I never have before). 

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    • April 18, 2019, at 8:14 PM PDT
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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Hey! I’m a proud alum of the beloved University of Arizona!

    John, how dare you disparage my alma mater at 56:18!

    Recant or I will cancel my subscription to Commentary!

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    • April 18, 2019, at 8:54 PM PDT
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  4. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    You guys didn’t insane with the Mueller Report. I’m so proud.

    The fact is that there is no Justice Department in the U.S. Constitution and that the proper place to try to remove a president is with Congress (or possibly the cabinet, assuming that there is a true 25th Amendment crisis).

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    • April 21, 2019, at 4:33 PM PDT
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  5. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    Duane Oyen (View Comment):
    you need a crime to in order to be guilty of the crime of obstruction.

    This is not true, as Martha Stewart will tell you.

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    • April 27, 2019, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  6. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    There’s one thing I feel very uncomfortable with in the Mueller report: namely, the idea that it would be considered obstruction for Trump to tell others (e.g., Michael Cohen) not to cooperate with investigators.

    Does not Cohen and everybody else have a right to remain silent, and Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination, and so on? How can it be obstruction to tell somebody to exercise that right? That just seems like criminalizing the act of putting up a legal defense.

    I mean, I agree with John et al. that Trump’s behavior, as described in the report, is execrable – but that bit really bothered me.

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    • April 27, 2019, at 5:16 PM PDT
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