The Mourning After

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 09:13

Welcome to the mourning after. Do you smell the Covfefe brewing on Capitol Hill? The US Department of Justice offers no timetable on the release of the Mueller report to Congress.

Can you imagine if the Starr Report had been provided only to President Bill Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, who claimed she read it read it in two days and published a 4-page cliff notes concluding that President Clinton committed no crimes?

Should our democratically elected leaders who are representing We The People of The United States of America rely on short cliff notes, written in two days following a 2-year investigation? What say you?

Why didn’t Mueller reach a finding on whether Trump tried to obstruct justice?
Why did Mueller let Trump submit written answers?
Without interviewing the president, how is it possible to make a decision about obstruction of justice?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-26/16-questions-barr-di…

‪7 key questions and answers about Mueller's report on Trump and Russia - ABC News - via @ABC https://abcn.ws/2HFYmBZ

Barr's Summary of Mueller Report Leaves Questions
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/william-barr-mueller-…

Democrats in The US House of Representatives want to see the document in eight days. Justice Department offers no clue when Mueller's full report could be released; House leaders want it April 2 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/25/justice-offers-…

US Attorney General William Barr says he’s ready to testify on Capitol Hill about the report but only after it’s been redacted by federal lawyers https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-report-fallout-trump-ru…

Now Republicans want to ramp up investigations of the FBI and the way it handled the 2016 election. GOP launches a counterattack on FBI’s handling of 2016 election https://politi.co/2OtS60Q

Indictments or not, the Mueller investigation was a huge success because it exposed just how much political corruption, even with foreign agents or entities, is apparently allowed. "Lying to the electorate, adjusting foreign policy for the sake of personal lucre, and undermining an investigation seems to be pretty sound impeachable offenses—they might also happen to be technically legal," https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/mueller-report/585631…

Does the special counsel explain why Trump went so far to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference? How not to think–and what the Mueller Report won’t tell us–about Trump’s efforts to obstruct the investigation https://www.justsecurity.org/63361/how-not-to-think-and-what-the-muelle…

Why did Mueller punt on the Trump obstruction question, even though he knew how Trump’s attorney general would respond? A Former Justice Department Lawyer Reads Robert Mueller’s (and William Barr’s) Conclusions https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/a-former-justice-department-lawy…

Leave it to President Trump to describe as “Total EXONERATION” a document that specifically quotes Special Counsel Robert Mueller as saying that one of his principal findings “does not exonerate” the president https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-make-bill-barrs-letter?utm_campaign=Br…