Letter to the editor: Biased coverage of Mueller report
The lead Associated Press story “Mueller report: ‘This is the end of my presidency,’ Trump said after special counsel appointment” (April 18, TribLIVE) is highly misleading, biased and speculative.
How does Robert Mueller’s probe, having failed to show collusion, become an obstruction of justice probe? Nowhere in the article is a statement regarding the original purpose of the investigation, that there was Russian collusion. How can you be guilty of obstruction of justice when no crime was committed?
You assume President Trump’s motives were the worst possible. Curtailing a highly speculative investigation into a nonexistent crime cannot be “obstruction of justice.”
Considering replacement of Mueller and a highly belligerent team with more objective personnel is a reasonable action.
Firing an incompetent James Comey was justified. By his own admission, he leaked classified information. Nothing in the list of possible instances rises to a charge that would stand up at trial.
Nowhere does the article comment on the cooperation of the president with the investigation. Most of the examples of this “possible obstruction” had to have come from White House materials. Only items which negatively portray Trump are included.
In short, this story appears to have been written by the Committee to Impeach the President, not by a legitimate reporter or news agency.