From FiveThirtyEight:

Mueller’s decision not to comment on the broader political significance of what his investigation discovered did bolster the credibility of his findings, said Paul Rosenzweig, who is a fellow at the R Street Institute and worked on the Whitewater investigation. 

And in the absence of congressional action, the special counsel’s work takes on extra political weight — perhaps more than it can reasonably be expected to bear. “For the most part, impeachment is about fitness for office, and we shouldn’t expect prosecutors to be our moral judge and jury,” Rosenzweig said. “In fact, history shows that we don’t want them to be.”

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