Andy Schmookler has an interesting definition of patriotism.
It's doing what Andy wants.
Robert Mueller isn't being patriotic because he doesn't want to testify in public about his investigation.
The written word won't do, Andy says.
We need to hear Mueller.
What Andy doesn't consider is the possibility that Mueller is being patriotic and loyal to the country.
He was asked to find collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
He didn't find it.
It's patriotic to except the report - even if it didn't go your way.
Especially if it didn't go your way.
Lest you be a blinded partisan, only thinking your opponent is lawless.
Mueller appears to be standing up to the partisan Democrats.
That's true patriotism, fighting for what's right when you're attacked on all sides.