Mueller Delivers Report on Russia to Attorney General

Robert Mueller has turned in his report on Russia. What's in it? No one knows. Attorney General Robert Barr says he will update Congress this weekend.

Since there have been no announcements of new arrests, I assume D.Jr. skated on charges of lying to Congress. As soon as Trump announced it's okay with him if Mueller's report gets released, I figured that would be the anti-climatic ending.

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    We have know for a while (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 11:24:33 AM EST
    The the Mueller "report" was not the biggest threat to the Trump mob.  Mueller was very smart to keep his report, it appears now, very tightly focused on the task he was given.  

    But it also allowed him to look at "any other crimes" arising from that.  So very shrewdly he has been passing off the most explosive charges to various prosecutors.  

    If Mueller subpoenaed DJTJ or other family members Trump would have done what's necessary to end the Mueller enterprise.  If the SDNY does it he has far fewer options.  And few we still if it state or city prosecutors.

    IMO anyone who think this means anything is over is in denial

    Agreed, (none / 0) (#11)
    by KeysDan on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 12:58:27 PM EST
    but not so much denial as fodder for the Republicans propaganda machine.  As above, Rachel cried and similar to come.  Of course. the hunt already has yielded the witches Cohn, Gates,Flynn ---at the top levels and many more at other levels, with the products of their cooperation still to come.  Need to be prepared.

    Lots of talking heads (3.50 / 2) (#5)
    by ragebot on Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 10:48:38 PM EST
    at completely different ends of possibilities.

    I have seen peeps say Mueller's report will be 400-500 pages long while others claim it will be bare bones and quite short.

    Problem is that a lot of what Mueller did was grand jury stuff which by law is quite hard to make public.  Some folks are saying 80%+ is grand jury related.  Not to mention legit classified stuff and any legit privilege stuff Trump might claim (not saying he can claim it for every thing but there might be some legit).

    In addition to that Barr may limit what can be released for what he considers legit reasons.

    Bottom line is that does not leave a lot to be released.

    While I have seen lots of pix of Mueller there are very few vids of him talking.  Not sure just what, or how much, he would say testifying before congress.

    One big take away will be what Mueller says, or does not say, about Cohen.  A lot of the House investigations are based on what Cohen has said.  But Mueller never really seemed to have much interest in him and sent him to 2NDNY for some obvious crimes related to shady money deals and then seemed to let him plea to some stuff with marginal proof compared to his obvious taxi and loan crimes.

    Maybe someone like Peter G can answer this.  Mueller is suppose to justify the charges and to a lesser extent explain why some peeps were not charged.  Question is what is Mueller required to say about peeps he asked 2NDNY to charge like Cohen, or peeps he maybe did not ask 2NDNY to charge, maybe like some Trump family members.

    Nobody on TV has seen the report (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by Repack Rider on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 03:01:58 PM EST
    So we get hours of pointless speculation about what is in it.

    i refuse to watch that, and you should also.


    It is a bad report (none / 0) (#8)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 12:09:55 PM EST
    Big layoffs in the conspiracy theory industry. Plus it made Rachel cry. 🙁

    Troll (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 12:14:01 PM EST
    Full employment act tho

    Rachel is on YouTube (none / 0) (#12)
    by Repack Rider on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 03:00:21 PM EST
    Not crying.

    Why would you repeat a bogus accusation, when you can see for yourself that it is bogus?


    Spiking the ball (none / 0) (#14)
    by MKS on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 08:50:13 PM EST
    are ya?

    Let's see how that works out.....


    Mueller (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 07:59:07 PM EST
    might be leaving it up to DOJ to indict Don Jr. I think Trump said he wanted the report released because he thinks the GOP will cover for him and not release the report.

    Ben Wittes and others (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 08:23:19 PM EST
    Have said Mueller almost certainly submitted along with the report a summary suitable for public release, with redactions for intelligence stuff, and that Barr will release that as soon as he reads it.

    They will probably be a row about the definition of suitable.

    Not sure how much of an ending it is.  Or the begining of the end or end of the beginning

    Also (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 08:24:27 PM EST
    It's it just me or is there something weird with the Biden post?

    Meaning (none / 0) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Mar 22, 2019 at 08:28:26 PM EST
    It appears weird in the browser.  Not weird content.

    It was not you, it was the coding (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 03:59:19 AM EST
    of one of the C-span videos, I deleted it from the post.

    NOT (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Mar 23, 2019 at 12:40:05 PM EST

    Maybe (none / 0) (#15)
    by CaptHowdy on Sun Mar 24, 2019 at 08:21:02 AM EST

    Nothing will happen (none / 0) (#16)
    by Dadler on Sun Mar 24, 2019 at 09:04:14 AM EST
    The United States hasn't been a functioning democracy for some time. I have a soon to be 19 y.o. son who knows how empty his future is. Fiddle fiddle, burn burn. Our children are doomed.