NR Daily: The Mueller Investigation Was Always an Impeachment Probe

The special counsel abdicated on obstruction to avoid a confrontation with the Justice Department and get his evidence to Congress.

May 31 2019

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The Mueller Investigation Was Always an Impeachment Probe

Andrew C. McCarthy

For partisan lawyers who saw an opportunity to play congressional impeachment counsel, it is Mission Accomplished. Read More

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