Did Individual-1 (again) admit to felony obstruction of justice Saturday morning. He continues to repeat all the usual fantasies including a claim that the Barr “conclusion” is an actual conclusion. So much obfuscation and prevarication.
So, let’s get this straight! There was No Collusion and in fact the Phony Dossier was a Con Job that was paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC. So the 13 Angry Democrats were investigating an event that never happened and that was in fact a made up Fraud. I just fought back against something I knew never existed, Collusion with Russia (so ridiculous!) – No Obstruction. This Russia Hoax must never happen to another President, and Law Enforcement must find out, HOW DID IT START?
I have not read the Mueller Report yet, even though I have every right to do so. Only know the conclusions, and on the big one, No Collusion. Likewise, recommendations made to our great A.G. who found No Obstruction. 13 Angry Trump hating Dems (later brought to 18) given two years and $30 million, and they found No Collusion, No Obstruction. But the Democrats, no matter what we give them, will NEVER be satisfied. A total waste of time.
The stalling will come to a head soon as Congressional committees move forward. And the Mueller report will make its inevitable appearance.
There are at least three reasons to believe — or at least to hope — that the version of the report Barr gives Congress will not include many material redactions, and that those Barr does make will not significantly affect Congress’s and the public’s ability to fully understand and assess the results of Mueller’s investigation.
First, Barr has repeatedly committed himself to the greatest possible degree of transparency — which is as it should be, because the whole point of the AG notification requirement in the DOJ regulations is to address “[t]he interests of the public in being informed of and understanding the reasons for the actions of the Special Counsel,” and “[t]o help ensure congressional and public confidence in the integrity of the process.”
Second, in his March 29 letter Barr disclosed that Mueller himself “is assisting us in this process” of preparing the report for disclosure. I think it’s fair to assume that Mueller wrote the report with an eye to allowing the greatest possible transparency to Congress and the public. If that’s right, then Mueller presumably is urging DOJ to redact as little as possible, and internally arguing, where appropriate, that major redactions are not necessary. Barr is unlikely to reject Mueller’s recommendations and legal views absent very compelling counterarguments.
Third, when it comes to the “merits,” neither the law nor DOJ “policies and practices” ought to require extensive redactions of the Mueller report, particularly not with respect to those aspects of the report discussing President Trump and other government officials. To be sure, it’s possible that some citations to particular evidence might have to be excluded — at least in any version of the report that is released to the public — but it’s not obvious that such citations would preclude Barr from retaining all or virtually all of Mueller’s conclusions and analysis, at least in the version of the report that he submits to Congress.
Let’s see the full report if it’s a witch hunt. Nobody has seen the 400-page Mueller Report except your hand-picked AG who has a Cheney-like view on executive power and obstruction of justice. Mueller’s team also just leaked that Barr’s letter minimized your unethical behavior.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 6, 2019
Trump has sent 7 tweets on the Mueller report today.
I’m starting to think it’s not a complete and total exoneration. 😏
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) April 6, 2019