The special counsel’s grand jury investigating Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election is “continuing robustly” despite the end of Robert Mueller’s probehttps://t.co/nWI6EBMN9B
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 28, 2019
SCOOP: The total of 300-plus pages suggests that Mr. Mueller went well beyond the kind of bare-bones summary required by the Justice Department regulation governing his appointment and detailed his conclusions at length. https://t.co/0gk9BvEtJN w/@npfandos
— Adam Goldman (@adamgoldmanNYT) March 28, 2019
… The new ballpark page length came about a week after a senior Justice Department official told reporters that the report was “comprehensive.”
Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, added the description “very substantial” after talking to Mr. Barr on Wednesday, although neither he nor any other member of Congress has seen the report and he declined to give a page count. Andrew Napolitano, a legal analyst for Fox News and a favorite of Mr. Trump, caused a stir on Wednesday when he said multiple times on the air that the report was 700 pages…
[Probably does, including supplementary evidence, I’m guessing.]
By contrast, the Watergate “road map” sent to Congress by the grand jury investigating President Richard M. Nixon and his associates was only 62 pages. Sent to lawmakers in 1974, the court report was not unsealed by a federal judge and made public until last year.
Mr. Mueller probably collected and generated hundreds of thousands if not millions of pages of paper during his investigation. Congress has made clear it would eventually like access to all of them, but the Justice Department could have good reason to block the release of some, leaving it once again to the courts to determine who sees what.
Members of Mr. Barr’s and Mr. Mueller’s teams are currently reviewing the full report to redact information that they do not believe should be made public for intelligence or other reasons. Mr. Barr has told lawmakers in recent days that it will take weeks to make more of Mr. Mueller’s findings public.
If the report is really a nothingburger, it’s best for the GOP to get it out as quickly as possibly, in hopes that the Media Village Idiots will get bored with picking over details. Running out the clock through litigation is good for Donald Trump escaping his obligations — it’s been one of his most successful tactics as a ‘businessman’ — but the longer the GOP obstructs the release of the Mueller report, the closer the 2020 election looms. Given all the vibrant Democratic candidates presenting exciting ideas to revitalize America, do the rest of the Repubs want to limp through their campaigns with this kind of Damoclean sword hanging over them?
The devil is in the "other reasons." https://t.co/TSKMFFt301
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 28, 2019
Usually doesn’t take 300 pages to say no collusion
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) March 28, 2019
Someone, somewhere, with access to the full report is staring at a thumb drive and thinking about Reality Winner. https://t.co/QmzoGswGOk
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 25, 2019
Ever heard of John N Mitchell?
He was the US Attorney General 1969-1972 under Nixon.
He was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. Sentenced to 30 months, ended up serving 19 months in a Federal prison.
Are you listening William Barr…
— Stu Cameron (@stucam7771) March 28, 2019