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Mueller's strategy of silence

Special counsel Robert Mueller.
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In an era where officials are leaking like never before, one team has consistently locked down information: special counsel Robert Mueller's office.

Why it matters: Mueller and his team have been the target of constant attacks from supporters of the president, but he has "special reason to be cautious," the New York Times reports, when even "the subtlest remark can be blown into a scandal" in the current political climate. And, his silence may be paying off — according to the Times, 55% of voters believe Mueller is "conducting a fair investigation."