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What Mueller Was Trying to Hide

“Special counsel Robert Mueller testified before two House committees Wednesday, and his performance requires us to look at his investigation and report in a new light,” Kimberley Strassel writes in The Wall Street Journal.

“We’ve been told it was solely about Russian electoral interference and obstruction of justice. It’s now clear it was equally about protecting the actual miscreants behind the Russia-collusion hoax. The most notable aspect of the Mueller report was always what it omitted: the origins of this mess.”

What were those origins? “Christopher Steele’s dossier was central to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe . . . The report ignored Mr. Steele’s paymaster, Fusion GPS, and its own ties to Russians. It also ignored Fusion’s paymaster, the Clinton campaign, and the ugly politics behind the dossier hit job.”

Nine times during Wednesday’s hearing, Robert Mueller answered that something was not in his “purview” to investigate. And each time, it was “in response to questions about the origin story of the FBI counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “Americans need to know how and why a U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agency came to spy on a presidential campaign . . . The good news is that [Attorney General] Barr does seem determined to find the truth.”

“Johnny Brummit, an Orlando teen raised by his grandmother and, at times, the juvenile-justice system, took a microphone at the White House on Thursday afternoon to tell President Donald Trump and a room full of administration officials about how a nonprofit job-training program has changed his life,” Kate Santich reports for the Orlando Sentinel. “Brummit’s remarks were part of a one-year anniversary celebration of the Pledge to America’s Workers, a Trump administration initiative to encourage companies to provide education and training for workers of all ages.”

“Owing much to President Donald Trump’s stewardship, the U.S. economy is about the strongest it has ever been,” writes John Mitchell, CEO of global trade association IPC, for Morning Consult. “What more could a president do with such strong economic performance? The answer by the Trump administration has been to revitalize the private sector’s commitment to the American worker.”

To maintain the integrity of America’s food stamp program, the Trump Administration is fixing “a loophole that has ballooned the pool of SNAP recipients in some states, to include millionaires who could receive assistance when they clearly don’t need it,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue writes in Fox News. “The American people expect their government to be fair, efficient, and to have integrity – just as they do in their own homes, businesses, and communities. That is why we are changing the rules.”