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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:28 AM

White House officials are experiencing 'breakdown-level anxiety' ahead of the Mueller report



White House officials are bracing for the fallout of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, anxious they could be revealed as the source of damaging information, NBC News reports.

Attorney General William Barr previously released his summary of the report's main conclusions, saying Mueller did not establish that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russia and did not make a determination about whether the president obstructed justice. But the redacted report, which the Department of Justice says will be released on Thursday, may contain information that could be politically damaging, some of which would have come from current and former White House officials who cooperated.

Some of these officials are experiencing "breakdown-level anxiety" ahead of the report's release, a person close to the White House told NBC, while a former White House official added, "they got asked questions and told the truth and now they're worried the wrath will follow."

It's not clear whether these names would be redacted; Barr has said he would redact information to protect the privacy of "peripheral third parties." But even if they were, a former White House official explained that there are instances where it would be easy to identify the source of information that "applies to just one person." Some of these officials have had their lawyers ask the Justice Department to explain whether they'll be identifiable in the report, but they haven't gotten an answer.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/theweek.com/speedreads-amp/835432/white-house-officials-are-experiencing-breakdownlevel-anxiety-ahead-mueller-report

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Reply White House officials are experiencing 'breakdown-level anxiety' ahead of the Mueller report (Original post)
orangecrush Apr 2019 OP
TheBlackAdder Apr 2019 #1
orangecrush Apr 2019 #3
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #2
orangecrush Apr 2019 #4
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #8
orangecrush Apr 2019 #15
zipplewrath Apr 2019 #5
orangecrush Apr 2019 #10
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #6
orangecrush Apr 2019 #11
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #7
orangecrush Apr 2019 #9
zipplewrath Apr 2019 #12
OnDoutside Apr 2019 #13
gratuitous Apr 2019 #14
llmart Apr 2019 #16

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. Cool! Make 'em even more neurotic.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:37 AM

3. There is a reason


this is being released on a holiday weekend.

And this will only fuel the fight for the unredacted version.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:33 AM

2. Couldn't happen to a better covey of assholes.

I hope they all end up in rubber rooms.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:37 AM

4. I had concrete rooms

in mind.

With a nice view of the exercise yard.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:05 AM

8. If they break down convincingly they won't be competent to

stand trial.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:29 PM

15. ...

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:39 AM

5. When you sleep with dogs

You're gonna get fleas.

Quite honestly, about the time I was being questioned, I would have been updating my resume and getting the heck outta there.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:06 AM

10. Word.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:42 AM

6. They're worried for all the wrong reasons

No wonder these jerks work for Trump.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:07 AM

11. I think McGahn


saw what's coming and spilled to cover his ass.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:54 AM

7. Bill Barr will redact around 50% of the Mueller report given his past record of bold faced lying to

... congress

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:06 AM

9. Even with redactions

Some things will be obvious.



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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:22 AM

12. Cleaning house?

If he wanted to help Trump clean house over at the White House, he could leave just enough info to take these people down.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:21 AM

13. Has it occurred to them that Barr has probably given the full un-redacted report to Trump ?

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:23 AM

14. Why should anyone be worried?

None of them have done anything wrong, have they?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:55 PM

16. They may be worried that if they're exposed Dumpy Donald will fire them.

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