Monday, March 25, 2019
From what seemed a position of strength, or at least the ability to stay on offense, Democrats are now looking at the road ahead in a far more problematic position. The issue of impeachment was always in question, given House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's cautionary view. At this point, like collusion, it is off the table.
Beyond that are difficult questions about what investigations House Democrats should pursue and to what end. For nearly 2 years, Democrats have eagerly awaited the Mueller report, having already connected many of the dots of contacts between Trump associates and the Russians. Democrats must now reckon with a far different set of political realities: [I]s the absence of a conclusion or recommendation about obstruction a gift for the Democrats or a trap?
Democrats put their faith in Mueller. Now they are questioning how and why he did what he did. After 2 years of insisting that there was collusion, the Democrats have been undermined by Mueller taking it off the table.
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