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Washington Post’s Preview Of Friday Front Page Missing Mueller Report’s Conclusion Of No Collusion

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey previewed the paper’s front page for Friday on Thursday evening, and it wasn’t long before a number of people noticed a glaring omission.

The principal conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently released investigation — namely, that no one in the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election — did not appear in a single headline.

Mollie Hemingway noted the omission, calling what remained “straight-up propaganda.”

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross noted it, as well.

And they were not alone.


Fox News contributor Steve Milloy pointed out that The Washington Post was not alone, either.

The long-awaited Mueller report was released to the public on Thursday and gave context to the four-page summary released several weeks ago by Attorney General William Barr.

The principal conclusion — that no one in the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election — was passed over by many in the media to focus on the fact that Mueller did not draw a conclusion with regard to possible attempts by the White House to obstruct the investigation. (RELATED: Here’s What Mueller Found [Or Didn’t Find] On Collusion)

House Democrats responded to the report by demanding access to the full, unredacted report and the underlying information. Senate Republicans have countered that move with calls for the documents supporting the FISA warrants that facilitated the beginning of the investigation.

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