After more than four hours of opaque testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr made one thing quite clear.
Only special counsel Robert Mueller can give the nation the honest answers it needs to determine whether President Donald Trumps actions during the Russia investigation were consistent with his constitutional oath to uphold the law. Barr will not.
Mueller, the former head of the FBI, is the only one who could provide a straightforward assessment of his investigation, its conclusions and its aftermath that would have a chance of convincing the American people that the truth is being told. Mueller needs to detail why there was no finding of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. And he is the only one who can explain why he did not make a recommendation to prosecute Trump after citing multiple instances of conduct that would support an obstruction charge. Was it because of a Department of Justice policy not to indict a sitting president or because of a lack of evidence?