Capitol Report: Special prosecutors like Mueller have never uncovered major White House conspiracies

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President Donald Trump, with the red hat, and former President Bill Clinton, in the green shirt, at a charity golf event in 2008. Both Trump and Clinton were the targets of intense scrutiny by special prosecutors, but neither was charged with any major crimes.

The Mueller probe of an alleged Trump-Russia conspiracy to fix the 2016 presidential election ended like so many special investigations in the post-Watergate era: With a whimper, not a bang.

Robert Mueller’s team of federal investigators found no evidence of an underlying crime the triggered the two-year probe in the first place. Yet they convicted a handful of people on so-called process charges such as perjury and obstruction or charges of financial fraud unrelated to the main thread of the investigation.

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