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A little perspective

A little perspective

by digby


... on the "long" Russia investigation from Natasha Bertrand at the Atlantic:

To the president, the investigation may seem like it has dragged on. But the longest special-counsel probe—Iran-Contra under former President Ronald Reagan—lasted nearly seven years. The Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky inquiry involving former President Bill Clinton, which ultimately led to Clinton’s impeachment in the House, lasted four years. And the investigation of the Valerie Plame affair under former President George W. Bush lasted three-and-a-half years. Mueller’s pace has been breakneck, legal experts tell me—especially for a complicated counterintelligence investigation that involves foreign nationals and the Kremlin, an adversarial government.
Considering that we're looking at a president who is suspected of conspiring with the Kremlin, you's think that everyone would want the investigation to be thorough, whether you support Trump or not. After all, unless he is exonerated by this probe he and his blind followers will forever be suspected of being traitors.

Bertrand's story is an excellent overview of what we know about the investigation at the one year mark. It's quite a lot. And this is important enough that he should take the time he needs to figure out what happened.