Transcript for Former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara reacts to Mueller report
We're joined now for preet bharara. Author of the new book, "Doing justice." Welcome. You just heard Jay sekulow saying, case closed. Time to move on. Not quite yet. I think on collusion, the case is closed. I think Bob Mueller is owed a debt of gratitude by all of us. He found no cig apt evidence to make a charge toward conspiracy related to the election. On the issue of obstruction, we're not done. It was a close case. Bob Mueller decided not to make a choice whether charges can be brought. Some people are saying he puppeted on the big question. Was he trying to send that question to congress? That's what it appears to be. My first reaction was it seemed to be an abdication of responsibility. You give a case to a special counsel for him to make a prosecutorial decision. Maybe how close the question was on obstruction that that is a question best left to congress. He puppets to kopg. Bill Barr runs it into the end zone for the president. Democrats say he had a bias. Also questioning whether rod Rosenstein, was a witness of the firing of James Comey, could decide on this at all. It's odd. Democrats were in a position to complain about rod Rosenstein being on the case because of the con flight. They didn't do that. For a year and half, almost two years, they viewed him as one of the chief protectors of Robert Mueller. How much of the Mueller report can and should the public be able to see? People who are not prosecuted should not be tarnished. The president stands on a different position. He has the protection decision. He's the only person among the people being looked at subject to accountability. Some people want to do impeachment. Some don't. The fact remains, especially because Bob Mueller seems to have, as we have discussed, wanted to puppet the question to congress because congress is in a position to decide, even if there was no clear violation of an obstruction of justice statute. They might determine about abuse of power. Kneel cat yar said they'll win the case. I'm not confident about how long it will take. It may take a very, very long time. You have some report of indeterminate length. You have in the public consciousness this four-page letter that summarizes it. Which is kind of describing it and crystallizing for people what it is. Putting in their brains what bill Barr thinks it is. It may be a long time before we see the details. Preet bharara, thank you very much. We bring in Dan Abrams now for more. No collusion.
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