I doubt that even one single person will change his or her mind as a result of the Mueller report’s release today. Those who make excuses for Donald Trump will continue to excuse his bad behavior. Those who hate him will still hate him in irrational ways. Those in the middle will find whatever they want to find to support their existing positions. I have absolutely no interest in reading the report. I already know what Trump is, so nothing in the report could change what I already know is true. He’s a liar, a con man, a charlatan and a cheat — but we knew those things long before he was elected.
If Donald Trump nominated Satan for some federal position, GOP partisans would suddenly discover that the Prince of Darkness really had some great overlooked qualities. And if Trump nominated Jesus Christ for a federal position, partisan Democrats would suddenly discover that the Son of God was a closet racist and hated poor people. Those who see everything through the narrow lens of hatred for their political enemies can’t be trusted to be honest about much of anything, because their loyalty is to a partisan position, not to the truth. Don’t let your ideas or your loyalties or your beliefs be dictated by politicians or their cheerleaders in media. Think for yourself.
I discovered a few days ago that the guy who does a podcast called Lore has a newer podcast called Unobscured. In Lore, Aaron Mahnke looks at fairly short stories from history and covers them in one episode that might be 30 minutes. In Unobscured, he’s doing much more in-depth reports about one subject for 12 full-length episodes. The first season was last October through December and it was a very deep dive into the Salem witch trials. I knew those trials took place in early American history, of course, but I didn’t have a deeper understanding of what happened until I started listening to this series. If you like history and strange tales of human nature, I highly recommend you try it. You might be surprised by how much you didn’t know about this dark and tragic story.