Category: Politics

Imagining Trump’s America Without Robert Mueller

For nearly two years, the American public, and quite a few observers overseas, have hung on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s every word and action: each hire, each redaction, each revealing and yet opaque footnote in hundreds of filings. His fans have indulged in devotional candles and meme T-shirts. The document that Mueller delivered to Attorney General William Barr has been…

After Mueller: The Ongoing Investigations Surrounding Trump

After 675 days, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is over. But President Donald Trump’s legal troubles are far from finished. What has ended is the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, which began after the United States assessed that Moscow had intervened in the vote to tip the election in Trump’s favor. Both Trump…

Release the Mueller report now

The Mueller report — the product of the famous investigation into any connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — has been completed and delivered to Attorney General William Barr. There is only one possible just outcome: The report must be released to Congress and the public. Mueller was charged with digging…

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Mueller Delivers

What We’re Following Today It’s Friday, March 22. “I write to notify you pursuant to 28 C.F.R. §600.9(a)(3) that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has concluded his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and related matters,” Attorney General William Barr (Colin Anderson / Alex Wong / Getty / Paul Spella / The Atlantic) Decentralized: Medical facilities across…

What Mueller Leaves Behind

After one year, 10 months, and six days, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his final report to the attorney general, signaling the end of his investigation into a potential conspiracy between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Mueller’s pace has been breakneck, legal experts tell me—especially for a complicated criminal investigation that involves foreign nationals and the Kremlin, an…

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ advocate to step down and review of office

The B.C. Care Providers Association is calling for the resignation of the province’s seniors’ advocate, alleging her relationship with the Hospital Employees’ Union leadership has been too “cosy.” In a statement, the association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of the Office of the Seniors’ Advocate. But seniors’ advocate Isobel Mackenzie says she…

Government by the old

This is the editor’s letter in the current issue of The Week magazine. Liberal vs. conservative. Urban vs. rural. Educated “elites” vs. the working class. The tectonic plates of American politics collide along many fault lines, but of growing importance is old vs. young. As HuffPost reported last week, the U.S. electorate is older than it has ever been, thanks…