BREAKING: Mueller Report FINALLY Delivered to AG Barr, No Word on When Details Will be Made Public
No further indictments recommended
After what seems like at least 16 forevers, Rober Mueller has finally submitted the report detailing his long investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump, his associates, and Russian officials.
No word yet on when the details of his report will be made public.
From NBC News:
Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his nearly two-year investigation into Donald Trump and Russia and sent his report to Attorney General Barr.
No details of Mueller’s findings have been released, and it is not clear how soon the public will see them.
The transmission of the report to Barr concludes an investigation that has resulted in the indictments of 34 people, infuriated the president and thrown the administration into turmoil.
The long-awaited development comes almost two years after Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
To date, 34 people and three companies have been criminally charged in the sprawling probe, including Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn; former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; former political adviser Roger Stone; former personal lawyer Michael Cohen; and numerous Russian nationals. There have been a number of guilty pleas and convictions — but none of the charges have directly accused anyone in Trump’s orbit of conspiring with the Russian intelligence operation to help Trump get elected in 2016.
It’s unclear how detailed Mueller’s report is, or when his conclusions may become public. According to Justice Department guidelines, his confidential report to the attorney general is supposed to explain “the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the special counsel.”
The attorney general is required to report Mueller’s findings to Congress “with an outline of the actions and the reasons for them,” the guidelines say, but it’s unclear how long that may take.
From AG Barr:
Attorney General William Barr letter to House & Senate Judiciary Committees Chairs & Ranking Members on Mueller Report pic.twitter.com/2XAlkLnBgT
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 22, 2019
McConnell on the report:
“I welcome the announcement that the Special Counsel has finally completed his investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. Many Republicans have long believed that Russia poses a significant threat to American interests. I hope the Special Counsel’s report will help inform and improve our efforts to protect our democracy.
“I am grateful we have an experienced and capable Attorney General in place to review the Special Counsel’s report. Attorney General Barr now needs the time to do that.
“The Attorney General has said he intends to provide as much information as possible. As I have said previously, I sincerely hope he will do so as soon as he can, and with as much openness and transparency as possible.”
In case you're wondering what's in the Mueller report, after two years of deranged conspiracy-mongering about how Trump committed treason and stole an election that belonged to Hillary Clinton, the report was quietly dumped on a Friday afternoon in the middle of March Madness.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 22, 2019
Reports of Trump’s reaction:
Sources who have spoken to the President tell @ABC News his initial reaction to today’s news is “glad it’s over”.
— John Santucci (@Santucci) March 22, 2019
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COLLUSION?!?!
Breaking: Mueller is not recommending any further indictments, says a Sr. Justice Department official.
— Del Quentin Wilber (@DelWilber) March 22, 2019
More as we have it.
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Dropped on a Friday. Wow, didn’t see *that* comin’.
And so far ahead of the campain cycle. Let the liberal tears flow
Let the games begin!
Darn it. I wanted to be the first to say that!
I beat you both to it….on Twitter.
Patterico got us all first.
No Russian collusion? Gee, what a shock.
NOW…let’s get going on the obama and clinton investigations.
We’re about to see if Barr is really the AG or he is a rat like jeff sessions.
Will never happen. There is no real justice in America any more. I’m in a good mood because it’s Friday. But this country has too many power hungry tyrants in control of things and too many stupid people who don’t care.
Barr’s a Bushie. I’m not expecting much.
But who knows, he may pleasantly surprise me like Trump has.
If that’s the case, the pressure upon Trump to fire Barr will be enormous, and when he does, it wil not only not dent his popularlity among the base, but it will INCREASE it.
I don’t know where that pressure will come from. The (R) party that never pressured anyone about it for two years? The media? The electorate which can’t do anything until 2020? Where is the source of this mythical pressure?
The only way an investigation can open up against Hillary and/or the (D)s is if this Mueller report gets into it somehow. Otherwise, it’s a dead issue.
Trump’s first reaction to the news that Mueller had filed his report to the AG was to release it for all to see. Here is Ken Starr’s op/ed explaining the law on who Mueller can release the report to:
By law, he is limited to filing his report to the AG who is not under any obligation to release it to anyone else. Not even a “summary” and not even to the POTUS. Even if Trump commands him to or if Congress subpoena’s him. Mueller was working for the DOJ. Period. His job is done. The next move is up to Barr to declare that it is over. The Special Prosecutor found no evidence to pursue further action. There was no Russian collusion (by Trump). But the report could be full of incriminating peripheral evidence (Steel dossier) pointing in another direction.
And those who continue to talk about “pending indictments” or “secret indictments” are full of crap. It is not up to Mueller to indict, or even recommend indictments. His job was to investigate. We already had one James Comey. We don’t need another one.
The Mueller phase is over.
Exactly, and he couldn’t indict Trump at all.
The dinosaur media broadcast networks should place a tachometer on the edge of all screens. They are spinning this so much, they are red lining and could do damage to the truth.
If only. They have been fast and furious spinning a ball of yarns over the last nine trimesters that is not viable but threatens to unwind with explosive force. Nurse, cesarean. Stat!
They couldn’t do any more damage to the truth than they already have. Distorting the truth has been their mission for every Republican who ever sat in the White House Yes fellow commenters, the Watergate thing was just as far fetched as Trump colluding with the Russians. Nixon’s people were just as cowardly as the modern incarnation of the Republicans. Except for a few brave souls in the House, President Trump has had no support from the leadership at all.
It’s Mueller Time!
A drunken stupor for the warlock hunters.
More like an opium induced stupor.
(1) Trump’s in the clear
(2) Hillary on the other hand . . .
The report could be—
1. Dynamite . . . which it ain’t or something would have been leaked.
2. A nothingburger . . . which is still useful as long as it’s kept secret, since nobody knows it’s a nothinburger and the D’rats can continue to shriek about collusion, treason, the heartbreak of psoriasis, etc. So it’s in the D’rats interest for Mueller to delay release as long as possible. But since Mueller completed it anyway, it looks like some supernatural force must be putting the squeeze on him.
Well- it could be dynamite. If nothing anti-Trump leaked from that particular team it does mean there’s nothing there.
If there was any bad news about Democrats discovered in the investigation- they wouldn’t have leaked.
Mueller failed to indict Podesta- for transgressions he indicted Republicans for. And he could not have failed to run into Podesta following the trails he followed.
So much for the Trump Collusion Industry.
FBI goons were literally feted, got their GoFundMe payola, book deal payola and CNN show-payola. Hilary got her revenge on democracy and it’s capricious electorate.
Now. Lets get down to the real business at hand. Is Trump a traitor for doing business with PINKO COMMIE RUSSIANS. HUAC hearings led by Schiff.
So, how does Congress have any time to actually legislate?
I know, stupid question.
It’s over. The corruption is total.
The only time they will ‘legislate’ is to make money for their handlers.
Witness the bad joke that is john roberts. And mitch mcconnell. And kevin mccarthy. And…
I’ve long held that there’s more potential harm to President Trump from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York than Mueller’s song-and-dance.
Could be. But if AG Barr isn’t bought-off yet, imagine a fed investigation into hillary clinton, obama, the NY Bar cheating scandal (again: 5,000 dollars got a lot of political MY elites a free pass on the NY Bar exam.)
In other words, imagine investigation warranted and actually producing results!
“Sources who have spoken to the President tell @ABC News his initial reaction to today’s news is “glad it’s over”.”
Phase One is over. The Congressional Dems are just getting started at tearing more flesh off this carcass…
Watch live on your favorite Lefty media outlet as Müeller transforms right before your eyes from Lefty hero to Deplorable Goat.
Glenn Greenwood stated that if Mueller had evidence that Trump committed treason and didn’t immediately move to get this information out and left a traitor in control of the nuclear codes and the country, that itself would be treason. Mueller has nothing. Not even a reason why this investigation was started.
Comey, Hillary, Brennan, Clapper, Rice, Lynch, Kennedy…. the list of people who participated in the set-up, execution and continuation of this soft coup is long…..and may well include obama himself. Ultimately, charges may be forthcoming, but it won’t be who THEY had hoped would be charged.
First thing said to wife: 1) You don’t dump a document/news story in D.C. on Friday until you don’t really care for media coverage. Someone else mentioned in the middle of the NCAA Tournament no less. 2) Confirmed no further indictments. 3) NOT A SINGLE leak – meaning there is absolutely nothing truly damaging in the report vsv Trump. I cannot thing of a more stunning rebuke to the Democrats and media.