The Five Conclusions

Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief at Lawfare and writing for The Atlantic, outlines in simple terms his conclusions after reading the Mueller Report. They are damning. His five conclusions are:

  1. The president committed crimes.

  2. The president also committed impeachable offenses.

  3. Trump was not complicit in the Russian social-media conspiracy.

  4. Trump’s complicity in the Russian hacking operation and his campaign’s contacts with the Russians present a more complicated picture.

  5. The counterintelligence dimensions of the entire affair remain a mystery.

He goes into a lot of detail under each of these points. If you aren’t going to read the Mueller Report, please take the time to read Wittes piece.

April 30, 2019