Regardless of the content of Robert Mueller’s report, Americans can draw comfort from the fact that the special counsel completed it. In spite of numerous attempts by President Donald Trump to interfere with Mueller’s investigations — including reportedly trying at least twice to fire him — the special counsel was shielded from White House pressure. The system buckled but it did not break. That, in itself, is grounds for satisfaction. But the story is far from over. The next phase will be about how much of it is made public. After almost two years of investigation, Americans are entitled to know all the facts about their president’s contacts with Russia. There is no dispute that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 election. Nor is there doubt that Trump’s key aides, including his campaign manager and deputy manager, his personal lawyer and first national security adviser, carried out multiple crimes. Mueller may have been unable to prove what Trump knew and when he knew it. But “unpr...

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