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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #19)

Thu May 6, 2021, 04:06 PM

22. and I'm going this direction too

My recollection was that there was push back against a Barr 'whitewash' very early on (if not almost immediately). And the idea that the Times (or any major outlet) was not going to report on what Barr put out .... Just nonsense. In any event, Barr's attempt to gut the Mueller report (and democratic rule) was quickly called out. And the fact that certain individuals are perennially butt hurt about the NYT doesn't alter facts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/24/us/politics/mueller-trump-obstruction-of-justice.html?searchResultPosition=17

- NYTimes, 03/24/19, - snip - "Then, Attorney General William P. Barr, a political appointee whom Mr. Trump installed less than a month ago and who began reading Mr. Mueller’s report on Friday, stepped in. With the concurrence of his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, Mr. Barr seized the opportunity to render a judgment — pronouncing Mr. Trump clear of committing any criminal offense.

The propriety of that move by Mr. Barr — who had written an unsolicited memo last year arguing that Mr. Mueller ought not be permitted to investigate Mr. Trump for obstruction of justice — is certain to be a focus of political contention as Congress grapples with what it now knows about the still-secret Mueller report."

- snip - "But in an unusual move Mr. Barr did not explain, Mr. Mueller left that question unresolved, instead stating that “while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” according to a brief excerpt from the special counsel report that Mr. Barr quoted. With Mr. Rosenstein’s concurrence, Mr. Barr embraced that opening to declare the president broke no law."

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