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Is it better to be exonerated or vindicated?

When Robert Mueller submitted his report, it brought out SAT words in rarely seen numbers, like wildflowers in California after El Niño. Suddenly, Latinate words for “not guilty” were everywhere. The report was an “exoneration,” according to President Donald Trump. Republican allies called it “a, and that’s because it pretty much disappeared in the 19th century. But as coverage drags on, perhaps we’ll see some news outlet declare that the president was not “assoiled of blame.”

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