In the wake of last week’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering with the 2016 election, some have suggested special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s timing is suspicious. In a piece in the Wall Street Journal, former attorney general Michael Mukasey questioned why Mueller would return the indictment just before President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Mukasey’s insinuation of impropriety is unfounded.
"Mueller’s Indictment Timing Wasn’t Improper" is from the July 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Randall D. Eliason and narrated by Sam Scholl.