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The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and his team are said to be finishing their report, almost two years in the making, into possible Russian collusion and obstruction of justice by President Trump and those close to him. Four Times journalists who have been covering the developments closely, Amy Fiscus, Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman and Katie Benner, dialed into a conference call with New York Times subscribers on Thursday morning. (Listen to the audio in full here.) They discussed their experience covering the story and answered questions from readers about the continuing investigation. Read a lightly edited excerpt from their conversation, led by Ms. Fiscus, here.
Amy Fiscus What questions are you each looking for this report to answer? What have been your white whales of covering this investigation?
Mark Mazzetti There are so many, since we’ve all been at this for so long. We have written so much about Russia, we’ve written about the different aspects of what’s been called the “collusion case,” we’ve written about Middle Eastern countries having a role in this investigation. I think it’s going to be, to a degree, unsatisfying if, as we expect, the report is less expansive than we might want. And that’s going to then set us up to go report out exactly what they knew about the evidence and why they decided not to bring charges. But I do think, stepping back, it’s important to say that if you look at the breadth of what Mueller has done so far, these indictments are incredibly detailed. And far more than is normal, in many cases. And so even if this final “report” is less expansive than we might think, if you go back and look at the, for instance, two big Russia indictments, they’re filled with information that is based on highly classified information that really does tell a narrative of what the Russians did in advance of the 2016 election, which is pretty breathtaking.
Katie Benner Mueller has not yet indicted any member of the Trump campaign for working with Russia. He’s largely indicted them for lying, but not for colluding with Russia. So the open question is, will the president be found to have worked with Russia or tried to obstruct justice?
Maggie Haberman I was going to say, the point that I’m really looking toward is what it says about obstruction of justice or attempted obstruction of justice. Does Mueller draw any conclusions in the report or make any recommendations, or does he just do a laying-out of facts and explain how they came to learn certain information and where it’s coming from? And then how rough the language is about the president. Even if the report is a couple dozen pages, a couple paragraphs about the president could or could not be pretty damning.
Amy Fiscus I wanted to ask you guys more of a personal question about the past couple of years and being on the front lines of this. Can you talk a little about what has been the most challenging part about covering all of this — Mueller, Trump, the White House, everything?
Mark Mazzetti Besides sleep? I’ve been in Washington a fairly long time covering national security issues and investigations and never encountered an investigation that’s more of a black box than this one is. It’s meant that we really have to be very judicious and careful about not getting out ahead of ourselves, not saying more than we know, not inferring things. This in the face of real journalistic competition, with our colleagues doing really good work, it has been, as I joked about, we’ve lost a lot of sleep over it. But I do think that the media has done a good job in terms of providing real information, also, for the investigators themselves. We’ve uncovered things that we know they didn’t even know about and they started to pursue.B:
彩民村心水之家彩民水之家【客】【栈】【内】。 【白】【藤】【面】【无】【表】【情】【的】【出】【现】【在】【薛】【骁】【的】【房】【间】【里】，【忽】【然】【发】【现】【了】【自】【己】【手】【里】【的】【绿】【豆】【糕】，【居】【然】【忘】【记】【给】【她】【了】，【不】【过】【都】【已】【经】【凉】【了】，【也】【已】【经】【不】【好】【吃】【了】，【这】【就】【是】【传】【说】【中】【的】【人】【走】【茶】【凉】【吧】。【呵】【呵】。 “【她】【走】【了】【么】？”【薛】【骁】【早】【已】【经】【穿】【戴】【整】【齐】【坐】【在】【床】【边】，【只】【是】【眼】【神】【显】【得】【格】【外】【的】【憔】【悴】，【白】【藤】【撇】【了】【他】【一】【眼】，【想】【来】【他】【也】【应】【该】【是】【一】【个】【晚】【上】【都】【没】【有】【睡】【了】【吧】
【此】【刻】【几】【近】【到】【了】【剑】【拔】【弩】【张】【的】【阵】【势】，【蓦】【地】，【花】【新】【狐】【心】【尖】【一】【抖】，【紫】【眸】【流】【转】，【警】【惕】【的】【扫】【了】【扫】【这】【么】【规】【模】【巨】【大】【的】【架】【势】。 “【我】【们】【该】【怎】【么】【办】？【莫】【非】【进】【来】【时】，【就】【被】【隐】【藏】【的】【府】【卫】【们】【发】【现】【了】？” 【花】【新】【狐】【余】【光】【瞥】【了】【眼】【身】【后】【人】【高】【马】【大】【的】【魂】【乔】【玉】，【打】【商】【量】【般】【低】【喃】【着】。 【真】【是】【出】【师】【未】【捷】【身】【先】【死】，【颤】【使】【少】【女】【心】【慌】【慌】【啊】！ “【兵】【来】【将】【挡】【水】【来】【土】【掩】，
“【又】【打】【仗】【的】【呀】，【这】【么】【小】【的】【一】【个】【地】【方】，【怎】【么】【老】【是】【打】【仗】【呢】。” “【说】【的】【是】【呀】，【谁】【能】【想】【到】【呢】，【就】【那】【么】【一】【小】【块】【地】【方】，【每】【天】【打】【来】【打】【去】【的】，【也】【不】【知】【道】【那】【里】【到】【底】【住】【了】【多】【少】【人】，【能】【连】【一】【百】【个】【人】【都】【没】【有】，【怎】【么】【就】【打】【起】【来】【了】【呢】。” “【人】【这】【么】【少】【的】【吗】？【可】【是】【如】【果】【人】【这】【么】【少】【的】【话】，【就】【不】【叫】【打】【仗】【就】【打】【架】【了】【吧】？” “【你】【们】【不】【知】【道】【啊】，【那】【是】【我】【们】
“【先】【去】【一】【个】【安】【全】【的】【地】【方】【落】【脚】，【没】【有】【了】【村】【子】【的】【束】【缚】，【这】【外】【面】【就】【要】【变】【天】【了】。” 【琴】【书】【知】【道】【那】【些】【邪】【物】【原】【本】【畏】【惧】【井】【底】【囚】【禁】【的】【魔】，【所】【以】【不】【敢】【肆】【意】【横】【行】。【如】【今】【村】【子】【的】【困】【阵】【损】【坏】【了】，【除】【了】【那】【些】【邪】【物】【可】【以】【自】【由】【活】【动】，【就】【连】【更】【可】【怕】【的】【东】【西】，【也】【将】【苏】【醒】【过】【来】。 【他】【们】【必】【须】【在】【天】【黑】【之】【前】【抵】【达】【新】【住】【处】，【这】【里】【的】【黑】【夜】【非】【常】【危】【险】。【哪】【怕】【这】【几】【个】【人】【都】【非】彩民村心水之家彩民水之家“【到】【也】【没】【什】【么】【要】【买】【的】，【只】【是】【在】【府】【里】【待】【的】【有】【些】【没】【趣】，【所】【以】【就】【出】【来】【看】【看】，”【萧】【伶】【然】【说】【着】【有】【些】【不】【好】【意】【思】，“【伶】【然】【回】【来】【不】【久】，【京】【都】【的】【小】【姐】【们】【也】【认】【识】【不】【了】【几】【位】，【所】【以】，【就】……” 【她】【说】【着】【有】【些】【不】【好】【意】【思】【的】【笑】【了】【笑】。 【楚】【凌】【霄】【了】【然】【的】【点】【点】【头】：“【萧】【姑】【娘】【随】【萧】【将】【军】【回】【来】【的】【时】【间】【不】【长】，【不】【认】【得】【也】【是】【自】【然】，” 【他】【说】【着】【环】【顾】【了】【下】【周】【围】【的】
“【恭】【喜】【县】【佐】！”【常】【圆】【莫】【名】【其】【妙】【的】【来】【了】【这】【么】【一】【句】：“【快】【快】【里】【面】【请】，【我】【家】【主】【人】【已】【经】【等】【候】【多】【时】【了】。” “【哦】？【县】【尊】【知】【道】【我】【要】【来】？” “【不】【不】【不】，【即】【便】【今】【日】【县】【佐】【不】【来】，【我】【也】【会】【亲】【自】【去】【请】。” “【什】【么】【事】【呀】！【竟】【然】【还】【要】【请】【我】？” 【常】【圆】【嘿】【嘿】【的】【笑】：“【定】【然】【是】【好】【事】，【还】【是】【让】【我】【家】【主】【人】【告】【诉】【县】【佐】【比】【较】【妥】【当】，【请】！” 【常】【事】【的】【书】
“【诸】【位】【江】【湖】【高】【人】，【且】【安】【静】【下】【来】，【赏】【香】【大】【会】【即】【将】【开】【始】。”【叙】【闲】【高】【声】【道】。 【场】【中】【来】【往】【侍】【者】【纷】【纷】【趋】【步】【后】【退】，【刚】【到】【之】【人】【亦】【赶】【忙】【寻】【了】【座】【位】【坐】【下】，【很】【快】【场】【中】【只】【剩】【下】【在】【座】【的】【江】【湖】【中】【人】【和】【站】【在】【长】【桌】【边】【的】【大】【会】【主】【导】【者】。 【待】【左】【右】【寂】【静】，【叙】【闲】【与】【城】【主】【相】【视】【一】【眼】，【城】【主】【向】【她】【点】【头】，【转】【过】【身】【坐】【在】【了】【长】【桌】【最】【边】【上】【的】【交】【椅】【上】，【其】【随】【从】【护】【卫】【跟】【上】，【站】【立】