Mueller is a Man of Principle — but it left him ill equipped to deal with Trump

When Robert Mueller held his press conference this morning, he took no questions, and indicated very clearly that if he was called to testify he would not go beyond the content already laid out in his report. If only he had been so clear and forthright during the course of his investigation.

Mueller should have broadcast at the start of the investigation, and not its conclusion, that he never intended to consider whether the President committed a federal crime. It would have undermined the…