The Evening Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
The “Mueller Report” – whatever that even means – was delivered to Attorney General William Barr today.
As has been his habit, Mueller took this latest major step in his Witch Hunt late on a Friday to ensure it will dominate the conversation on all the Sunday morning TV talk shows. That’s really all you need to know about whether or not this entire process is a politically-motivated sham. It is.
So, what next? Nobody really knows. It’s likely that right now, AG Barr doesn’t even know what he will be doing with this report, if anything.
By law, the matter is solely in his hands now. Yes, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a meaningless resolution demanding that Barr release the report in its entirety to the public. But that ain’t gonna happen under any circumstances.
Why? Because the report is very likely chock full of classified information and other passages that DOJ and the FBI and other intel agencies will want to heavily redact.
The only thing Barr is required by law to deliver to congress is a cataloging of the indictments and prosecutions conducted by Mueller and his team of Obama/Clinton hacks, along with a listing of “declinations”, i.e., individuals or other entities they decided not to pursue.
That’s it. Frankly, it’s more than congress deserves in this instance.
Indeed, it is entirely possible that that is all that is in Mueller’s actual report – he is under no legal requirement to provide anything more than that to Mr. Barr.
Barr could quickly issue some kind of statement to the press in which he summarizes the report’s content to inform the public whether or not Mueller claims to have found any wrongdoing on the part of President Trump. It seems likely that Barr would want to do that, assuming Mueller’s report contains any such claims.
Leftist pundits have been warning for weeks that their disciples should not expect to get much satisfaction out of Mueller’s report, despite the 20 months shameless, irresponsible speculation that he somehow “had the goods” on the President and/or members of his family.
My guess? Barr will issue some sort of statement before Monday, and we will see tons of #fakenews stories in the New York Times and Washington Post making all sorts of unfounded insinuations based solely on unnamed “sources”.
Within a week, the full report will be leaked to one of those newspapers if it contains damaging accusations against President Trump. If it doesn’t, AG Barr will eventually either release a heavily-redacted version of the full report, or a fairly extensive summary of it that has been fully reviewed and signed-off on by the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies.
The next 48-72 hours will be very, very interesting.
That is all.
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