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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:10 PM

Heavily redacted Mueller report leaves major questions unanswered

More than 900 redactions in special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report left unanswered major questions about President Trump’s knowledge of Russian-led efforts to steal and disseminate Democratic documents in the 2016 presidential campaign.

They also indicate that federal investigators and prosecutors still have a way to go before closing the book on Russia’s efforts to help Trump defeat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the last election.

While Mueller has completed his investigation, he has transferred two mystery cases to other divisions of the Department of Justice and referred 14 matters of evidence of potential criminal wrongdoing — of which 12 have been kept secret — to other law enforcement authorities.

But on the central focus of his investigation, Mueller’s probe did not conclude that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.

Of the 953 redactions in Mueller’s report, 427 are instances where the Department of Justice censored the public release of sensitive information to avoid harm to “ongoing” matters, according to an analysis by Reuters.

The bulk of the redacted material was overseen by Attorney General William Barr, whom Democrats are going into overdrive to portray as a partisan figure bent on protecting the president.

Speaking to reporters before the report’s release Thursday morning, Barr described the redactions as “limited.”

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/439655-heavily-redacted-mueller-report-leaves-major-questions-unanswered

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:13 PM

1. In fairness, it's also not as redacted as some are claiming.

Or what I expected.

It's certainly not the "half" I've seen claimed several times on DU today.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12024093

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:29 PM

3. It mat not be how much but rather what was redacted.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:32 PM

4. I can't quibble with the parts that were redacted because of ongoing cases, like Stone.

From context, it appears that some of them are legit. That doesn't cover all of them, of course.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:28 PM

2. Calling it "The Barr Report" might be more appropriate.

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