6 Experts Answer: Have We Heard The Last of Bob Mueller?
Democrats are “overly optimistic”
Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute, and former senior counsel to Kenneth Starr during the Whitewater investigation
I think that the continued hope of evidence relating to the President’s campaign and alleged coordination with Russia is overly optimistic. As portrayed by the Barr letter, Mueller’s conclusions as to chargeable criminality were definitive. This is not to say that there might not be more evidence to adduce but to say that any evidence sufficiently explosive to change the political landscape would likely also have changed Mueller’s assessment. Going down this path will probably disappoint the Democratic investigators.
The same is not, I think, true of the obstruction evidence. There, as Mueller paints it, the evidence was equivocal and in equipoise. The American public would benefit from greater clarity on that issue—both from Mueller as to how his decision-making process was performed, and from Barr as to why he made the decision he did. Again, I doubt that the non-public instances of obstructive behavior will be transformative—more likely than not, they echo acts we already know about. But here, the ultimate conclusion is far more ambiguous and might be worthy of further inquiry.