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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:48 PM

Mueller report thus week! Or next week. Or... Waiting in Vain for the Mueller Report

''I believe that many, including many in the press, have done the country a disservice by creating the impression that when he gets done, Mueller is going to write this scathing, lengthy report detailing what an asshole the president is, even if he’s not a criminal,” says Paul Rosenzweig, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute think tank who was a senior counsel on the Whitewater investigation. “If my thesis about Mueller is right, then that’s just not happening.”

John Q. Barrett, a law professor at St. John’s University who served as an associate counsel on the Iran-Contra investigation, agrees. “They are not going to get a narrative, multi-hundred-page, factually organized, appended-documents road map from Mueller,” Barrett says. “Mueller might send a five-page memo to Barr, saying, ‘I got a guilty plea from these people, and I didn’t charge these ones.’''

''Prosecutors who decline cases just close,” Rosenzweig says. “They might write a memo to the file about why they didn’t prosecute. With very rare exceptions, which by the way get condemned—see James Comey—prosecutors who decide not to do anything put everything in a box and send it to archives.”

Someday, those archives could make for juicy reading. In the meantime, the responsibility to act and judge Trump and his administration rests where it belongs: with the voters and their elected representatives.


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/what-will-mueller-report-show/584650/

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 03:57 PM

1. This is surely the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:00 PM

2. Given Pelosi's and Schitt's comments recently, it appears likely that they were briefed

already.

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Response to Tin Ear2 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:28 PM

5. Good catch. I agree. If Mueller's report is meaningless on Trump and the Democrats proceed with

impeachment, they will lose again in 2020.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:20 PM

3. Can't the AG order him to release it?

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:09 PM

4. Hopefully or otherwise Mueller may hold off releasing it and continue looking for something or

anything to charge Trump with. If Trump gets re-elected in 2020 Mueller will investigate him for another four years if he has the chance.

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:01 PM

6. The AG can fire Mueller and end the investigation. President Trump has carefully held off doing so..

… or having that done for two years, letting the process gradually run out of the "gas" that the DNC and a then-complicit Comey FBI manufactured/permitted to be used. Democrats have been frantically making utter fools of themselves, predicting terrible, TERRIBLE things ready to befall the President on a near monthly basis for Two. Long. Years. and the American people have seen that happening...

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