President Donald Trump is declaring it to be a "complete and total exoneration," but Democrats in Congress vehemently disagree.
Still how much should they press to win the release of every bit of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump campaign contacts with Russian interlopers during the 2016 election?
On today's Scramble, we'll consider that and several other questions emerging Sunday from Attorney General Bill Barr's four-page summary of Mueller's findings.
Those questions include:
- What happened with the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia?
- Did Mueller perform his duties admirably in an era of government leaks, or will he be remembered most for punting on the question of whether Trump should be charged with obstruction of justice?
- Was 48 hours adequate time for Barr to reach his conclusions about a 22-month investigation?
- Asha Rangappa - Director of admissions and senior lecturer at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Afffairs, and a former FBI agent. (@asharangappa)
- Dahlia Lithwick - Slate's courts and law reporter, and host of the podcast Amicus (@Dahlialithwick)
- Ross Garber - Attorney and CNN legal analyst who represented Republican governors in Connecticut, Alabama, South Carolina, and Missouri who were facing impeachment, and teaches about political investigations and impeachment at Tulane Law School (@rossgarber)