The Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank scores with his assessment of Robert Mueller’s report:
After two years of investigation, Mueller’s findings about Team Trump can be roughly summarized as follows: Too stupid to conspire. Too incompetent to obstruct.
These findings are entirely consistent with what I’ve found covering the Trump campaign and administration. I’d submit only one addendum: Too dumb to govern.
Many Democrats are disappointed Mueller opted against charging Trump and top aides. But Mueller captured the essence of Trump. Some of Trump’s actions are hateful, some are ideological and some stretch the bounds of constitutionality. But above all, Trump is bumbling.
Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least 63 times so far, an “extraordinary record of legal defeat,” The Post reported last month.
Trump routinely proposes illegal actions to top aides — the secretary of state, the secretary of homeland security, the White House counsel, Pentagon officials — and they ignore him. Though Trump claimed Monday that “nobody disobeys my orders,” The Post’s Aaron Blake assembled a list of 15 instances of aides doing just that.
Shades of a memorable line from Animal House, with a twist: Incompetent, dumb and stupid IS a way to go through life to avoid criminal charges.