Since last Friday, as seen from Tokyo, Washington seems to have gone crazy again. Mainstream media learned that special counsel Robert Mueller had finally completed his two-year investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump and the Russiagate scandal, and would send his report to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who later said he might brief congressional leaders on the report “as soon as the weekend.”

That’s when the media frenzy resumed. Although no details were released, everybody knew by late Friday afternoon that there would be “no more indictments” by Mueller. Fox News triumphantly reported “The mainstream media seemed to suffer a collective shock.” Trump’s lawyers said, “We’re pleased that the Office of Special Counsel has delivered its report to the Attorney General.”

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