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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:58 AM

UPDATE: Mueller report's release expected Thursday, Justice Dept. says

Source: Washington Post



The Justice Department expects to release on Thursday a redacted version of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report on President Trump, his associates and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, setting the stage for further battles in Congress over the politically explosive inquiry. Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the department, said Monday that officials plan to issue the report to Congress and the public on Thursday morning.

The report, which runs nearly 400 pages without exhibits, has been the subject of heated debate since Attorney General William P. Barr notified lawmakers last month that Mueller had completed his 22-month investigation.

The report’s release to Congress and the public will come days after Barr told Congress he believed “spying” on the Trump campaign occurred during the 2016 election — a statement that buoyed Trump and his supporters, who have long argued the Russia investigation arose from false accusations and bad motives.

In a four-page letter, Barr said in March that Mueller “did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” Barr’s letter also said the special counsel withheld judgment on whether Trump tried to obstruct justice during the investigation.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mueller-reports-release-is-expected-thursday-justice-dept-says/2019/04/15/dd44eb02-5f91-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html



Original article -

By Washington Post Staff
April 15 at 11:55 AM

Attorney General William P. Barr told lawmakers last month that he needed time to redact sensitive information from the document before it could be made public. Spanning nearly 400 pages, the document details the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s 22-month investigation of President Trump’s conduct, that of his advisers and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/04/15/mueller-reports-release-expected-thursday-justice-dept-says/?utm_term=.af017e05be58

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:00 PM

1. I figured you'd get this.

The tweet is all of three minutes old.

Good morning -- or afternoon by now.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:04 PM

4. LOL just before high noon!

G'afternoon to you too!

NYT & CNN had their breaking stories just a couple minutes later.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:01 PM

2. Trump criminals hope this will get lost in the void of a holiday weekend

Sad for them, true Justice doesn't care about silly news cycles

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

3. They timed it for during the Congressional recess on purpose.

So that members of Congress wouldn't be together, in session, when the damn thing comes out. They will be scattered across 50 states and unable to talk about confidential things except in secured phones or in SCIFS.

And they picked the day before Good Friday, when they hoped as many as media people as possible might be taking long weekends and the story might just blow over.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

5. Actually it would give the ones who are controlling the committees

(or more importantly their staff who go through the legal stuff and advise them with next steps) more time to actually comb through it. I.e., they won't be "distracted" by the day to day minutia of the Congressional work day.

And remember, not everyone celebrates "Easter".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

8. They don't have to celebrate Easter to have scheduled a mini-vacation over a long weekend

when millions of others are doing the same thing.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:55 PM

12. As a long-time (now-retired) fed

"holidays" mean nothing when it comes to something that is considered "high priority". And remember, Democrats controlling the relevant Committees (particularly in this case, the Judiciary Committee) voted on April 3rd to authorize the issuance of subpoenas, if necessary, to obtain the full report - and these would be used if they either didn't get it at all or if it was redacted when they do get it (in addition to obtaining testimony from individuals who refuse to testify before the committee). So I expect they will get a redacted copy and will probably issue the subpoena for the full, unredacted report.

Congress and their staff don't work "regular people" schedules .They are actually off, meaning not in session (on what they dub "District time" ) far more than the average person.

ETA - neither "Good Friday" nor "Easter Monday" are federal holidays. It was always frustrating for me the first couple years when I had started working for the federal government and caught public transit there every day, when the transit company operated on a "Saturday schedule" that Good Friday, so I had to adjust my schedule to get in and get home. After a few years of that, I started driving and then carpooled to work.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:13 PM

13. That's true -- but my Representative is in my Washington, not your Washington.

And so are many others. And how can they talk about classified matters without a secured phone or in a SCIF?

But beyond that, much of the news media plans for an extended weekend, and many families are taking spring vacations. I have to believe that this is being dropped on that day with this in mind.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:28 PM

14. I was a fed in Philly



But they had a "spring break" back in March (week of the 18th). In fact, they pretty much get a week "off" (back in their districts) every month except June this year because they will be off the whole month of August until after Labor Day.

House calendar
Senate calendar

And trust me, something as "juicy" as this - someone who is a "reporter" knows they are on "24/7" when there is a breaking news story. You may have some of your "well known" TV personalities off but the networks won't be shut down and they all want the "scoop". It is worth it to them in terms of Pulitizers and whatnot!

And if anything, that is why they pay staff. The staff (who most likely live in D.C.) will be the ones reviewing and summarizing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:42 PM

15. You could say all that with respect to their Friday afternoon drops.

This is just a more extreme version.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:47 PM

16. True although

seems the dumps have been happening earlier and earlier in the week in order to get the ball rolling and be prepared for the Sunday news shows and Sunday papers.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:09 PM

6. Mueller's report unredacted for congress and let congress

decide what needs to be redacted. Barr is compromised. Majority of Americans will not accept this travesty.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:23 PM

7. It'll have more redactions than a Nixon transcript on a rotten day

We can expect nothing less from Jabba-the-Barr.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:28 PM

9. If the Mueller report "fully exonerates" Trump, why does he need a "counterreport" at all?

Kevin M. Kruse Retweeted

I’m not the first to say this, but if the Mueller report “fully exonerates” Trump,

why does he need a “counterreport” at all?



I’m always hiring attorneys to counter glowing appraisals of my innocence


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:28 PM

10. And, of course, Congress is now on "spring break"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:36 PM

11. They should immediately call Mueller, and ask him if he agrees with all the redactions that have

been made, and then request to see the unredacted documents in a closed session for any congressional member with the security clearance required to see it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:28 PM

17. Does anyone seriously believe ..

It is the original? Would mueller say anything about any inaccuracies?

Maybe I should ask..would mueller put in the report irrefutable evidence the traitor
collaborated with the commy bastards?

Stay tuned...

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