The Mueller report is not yet out so it is misleading for conservatives to cite it, claiming it supports their argument. Attorney General Barr spent one weekend cramming and then pretended that his 4-page letter fully summarized the more than 300-page Mueller report.
Even so, Barr's letter states that the report does not exonerate the President and yet there is loud chorus of "complete exoneration" and "apologize to Trump now".
Yes, dear reader, there is a world out there in which the inhabitants think "not" means complete! Here's the quote from Barr's letter:
The Special Counsel [Mueller] states that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
Even if Barr tried very hard to make his letter an accurate summation of the Mueller report as opposed to the basis for the Trump 2020 campaign, think of the vast amount of information lost in such a distillation. It's like summarizing the complete works of Shakespeare in a short graphic novel.
We are asked to apologize for suspecting that something was not kosher about a campaign that acted suspiciously, with repeated contacts with Russians, and then lied about those contacts.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself from overseeing the Special Counsel because he met twice with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak and then failed to mention those meetings when asked about Russian contacts during his confirmation hearing.
Jared Kushner had to get his father-in-law to pull rank in order to get his security clearance. His initial security clearance form did not mention any foreign contacts so he then had to revise it over and over. His ethics disclosure filings have had to be repeatedly revised and then resubmitted. (It makes one wonder how he got into Harvard.)
Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about sanctions that President Barack Obama had just placed on Russia, and about a planned United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements. But when FBI agents interviewed him about all this in January 2017, Flynn lied to them about what his talks with Kislyak entailed, he now admits.
We could go on, but that's three of the highest ranking members of the Trump administration.
And now we're supposed to apologize for being suspicious? Suspicious behavior is not a crime and Mueller is not charging them regarding their Russian contacts. But having suspicions is not a crime either, and certainly not treasonous as Trump has been claiming it is.
We're not apologizing to Trump; we'd rather apologize for Trump... to the rest of the civilized world.