The Columbia Journalism Review comments here on the sudden media fever that suggests a report is coming soon from special counsel Robert Mueller. Bottom line: Who knows? But I note this line about varying media approaches to the story reminded me of something else:
Triangulating clues seems necessary because Mueller’s investigation is “hermetically sealed,” as The New York Times put it. His office has been remarkably impervious to leaks; when he communicates, it’s almost always through court documents. In recent weeks, the most useful journalism has stuck to what we know for sure
Kenneth Starr anyone? His six years of unproductive Whitewater witch hunting — save the Monica Lewinsky/Paula Jones perjury trap — was a
Mueller’s silence lends credibility to his work, whatever and whenever the final outcome.