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Chuck and Nancy put Bill Barr on Notice

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer just put AG Bill Barr on notice that they will be watching how he divvies up and publishes the just-released Mueller Report.  Just in case, Barr has been getting...

As Nation Braces For Mueller Findings, Delay and Chaos May Be All We’re Assured...

Whatever you do, don’t look for the Mueller report to be filled with sensational details like Kenneth Starr’s exposition on Bill Clinton — although the comparison in “crimes” between a dalliance with a young intern compared to selling out the country, are not in the same ballpark in my book, never have been. In any event, the delivery of the Mueller report has been anticipated as a watershed moment in the Trump presidency and it will most probably be that. But not the way you think, not in terms of immediate resolution of outstanding issues and swift justice. Unfortunately, this isn’t television, and we’re not going to tie up all the plot lines into a nice conclusion, where justice is served and there’s a feel good ending.  More likely, we’re at the beginning of a long siege. In all events, it would be foolish not to prepare for that contingency. New Yorker: Though this report has achieved something like mythological status as a deus ex machina of the Trump Presidency, its formal submission to the Department of Justice will only begin a process that could, if anything, be more confusing and chaotic than much of what has come before. Neal Katyal, President Barack Obama’s Solicitor General, who drafted the Department of Justice special-counsel regulations, in 1999, warned, in a Times Op-Ed last month, that Mueller’s report is unlikely to have the heft or shocking details of Kenneth Starr’s. Instead, Katyal expects Mueller to issue a report that is in line with the regulations, which call for no more than a concise summary of the special counsel’s findings and allow for the document to be kept confidential. That said, Katyal has also observed, on Twitter, that the Attorney General is required to produce a second report for Congress that explains each of Mueller’s actions and inactions. From the outset, then, there will be, at minimum, two reports. There could easily be more. Attorney General Barr is not required to release the report that he receives from Mueller or the Justice Department’s views of any potentially illegal actions that the Mueller documents reveal. Members of Congress are free to issue their own reports about what they have learned, and some may release whatever they receive soon after they receive it. It seems highly possible that, instead of one text that addresses all of our questions, there will be multiple secondhand reports, of varying levels of trustworthiness, that will interact with our overwhelmed and fractured media and political system to spread more, not less, confusion. The greatest test of our democracy may be what happens next. Meanwhile, back at the White House, Trump and his aides are making contingency plans. Politico: Trump will almost certainly respond via Twitter — either to claim vindication, denounce Mueller with new relish or some combination thereof. If Mueller’s conclusions are not particularly damaging, Trump could make an address the nation. More likely, Trump would make his case at a series of boisterous Make America Great Again campaign rallies across the country. The Trump aides, including those in the White House press and counsel’s offices, are primarily focused on an outcome that has Trump being exonerated — the one they call most likely. In that case, a triumphal president will blast the investigation for spending more than two years and millions of dollars in an […]
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Seth Abramson tweet thread re: ‘Mueller’ report

This needs eyeballs (link to the whole thread), so here it is and also described below. 1/ At the risk of sounding like Mike Myers' famous SNL talk-show host Linda Richman, "Mueller's final Trump-Russia report" is...
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The now submitted Mueller report is only the end of the beginning

Multiple outlets state that AG Barr has received the Mueller report.  Actually, some investigations have only just begun, since the Mueller report should point to much-unfinished business as well as findings on possible obstruction of justice. Expect Robert...
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It’s Mueller Time: ACLU Demands DOJ ‘Swiftly’ Release Special Counsel Report to the Public

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted the highly-anticipated report based on his nearly two-year investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign or obstruction of...
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Robert Mueller has reportedly delivered his final report to the Justice Department, now we...

Multiple outlets are now reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his final report on the Russia investigation to the Department of Justice. https://twitter.com/jdawsey1/status/1109198839314026497 The same has been reported by NBC News and AP reporters. Likely,...
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Trump ally Franklin Graham met with sanctioned Russians to discuss ‘U.S.-Russia relations’

Trump ally Franklin Graham, an evangelical preacher who shoulders much of the blame for finally separating the American white evangelical movement from identifiable "Christianity" once and for all, traveled to Russia earlier this March...
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Trump’s point person on Moscow real estate deal to get a workout by House...

House Democrats have lined up three hearings in the coming week with the Russian-born U.S. businessman who served as the point person on the Trump Tower Moscow project. Felix Sater, who worked directly with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen...
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‘Man Gets Appointed By A Deputy and He Writes A Report’ Trump Rants Incoherently...

We’ve all seen the Simpson’s meme, “Man shouts at cloud.” Trump did a variation on that today on the White House lawn, incoherently declaiming over and over, “Man gets appointed by a deputy, who never got a vote,” interspersed with the usual repetition of how “incredible” the 2016 election was, 63 Million votes, so on and so forth, Trump’s broken record. Clearly, he’s upset, and naturally, it goes without saying, that he has no remote clue how government works. NATURALLY, Mueller “never got a vote.” He’s not an elected official. He doesn’t need to be an elected official to do the job of the special counsel, to which he was appointed — and lawfully so — by Rod Rosenstein. All Trump did today was showcase his abysmal ignorance of the way things work, one more time. “No collusion, I have no idea when it will be released,” the president said. “It’s interesting that a man gets appointed by a deputy and he writes a report, you know, never figured that one out. Man gets appointed by a deputy and he writes a report.” “I had the greatest electoral victory in the history in the country, tremendous success,” Trump added. “Tens of millions of voters and now somebody’s going to write a report who never got a vote. We’ll see what the report says. Let’s see if it’s fair. I have no idea when it’s going to be released.” “I just won an election with 63 million votes or so, 63 million. I had 206 to 223 in the electoral college, 306 to 223, and I’m saying to myself, ‘wait a minute, I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of this country,’ and even you will admit that and now I have someone writing a report that never got a vote?” Trump said. “It’s called the Mueller report. So explain that because my voters don’t get it, and I don’t get it.” The explanation is simple, you weapons grade plum, as the Scots have been known to call their least favorite American cousin. You are the architect of your own adversity. You should have never listened to your son in law and fired Comey. By firing Comey, you and you alone set up the situation by which Mueller was hired to do his investigation. And if Comrade Cheeto doesn’t remember, the rest of us do, the week he fired Comey he bragged to his Russkie buddies in the Oval Office, “I got rid of a nut job.” And the press was not invited to the Oval Office that day in May, it was just Trump, Kislyak, and Lavrov — but any intimation of Russian collusion upsets Trump so much? In any event, take a listen to the video, because Trump is bouncing off the walls. VIDEO – @realDonaldTrump: ‘I Don’t Mind’ if Mueller Report Is Made Public https://t.co/DDjg5b4ObJ — Grabien (@GrabienMedia) March 20, 2019
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Release of Michael Cohen search warrants promises some juicy tidbits

New insights are likely to emerge into the investigation of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen after a federal judge in New York ordered the release of partially redacted search warrants authorizing last year's searches of...

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