Mueller will navigate uncharted waters when wrapping Russia probe, legal experts say
“There are two models,” explained Paul Rosenzweig, former counsel to independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the Whitewater investigation. “Mueller could write a bare bones report, around ten pages: I came, I saw, I did this, this is the result, good bye,” said Rosenzweig.
Or on the other end of the spectrum, Mueller could write a full report with everything that they found, saw and did, said Rosenzweig, who recalled that the Starr Report outlining the case for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment was two hundred pages of text, four volumes of exhibits, and at least two van-fulls of documents.
“When it comes down to it, does Mueller see the job as a traditional criminal prosecution or a public truth commission?” Rosenzweig queried.
Rosenzweig told ABC News that if he was on Mueller’s team, he would advocate for the “minimalist model” because Congress chose not to replicate the “public truth commission” idea when it allowed the independent counsel law to lapse, and with it the requirement that an independent counsel report its findings directly to the public. “I would take that lesson to heart,” he said.