(👇🏼a limerick, followed by a summary, followed by links to reports.)
Bill Barr works for Trump, he’s gone unchecked
Re-writing Mueller’s report, to protect
A futile attempt
No one is exempt
Mueller will have his day, I suspect
I’ll attempt to summarize leaks made to The NY Times, by anonymous sources, in my own words:
The Mueller report states, in essentials, Donald Trump is, and has been, manipulated by a foreign power, but is far too stupid to meet the “specific intent requirement of the U.S. criminal code.”
Not guilty by reason of stupidity.
But, the report does not exonerate Trump, and in no way implies his behavior has not met the standards required in other aspects of the investigation.
The report does not dismiss Trump’s crime of obstruction of justice.
Additionally, Trump’s financial crimes (there are many) have been Turned over to state courts, where his presidential pardoning power can not be argued to protect him.
What is Barr is covering up:
“campaign whose members were manipulated by a sophisticated Russian intelligence operation.”
“Investigators in the Russia probe had told associates the full findings of the confidential report are not properly portrayed in Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary “
It’s been my assumption that a 400-page report has an executive summary already, and so of course it begged the question— Why did Barr feel the need to release his own summary? Why didn’t he release a summary produced by Bob Mueller?” ~Adam Schiff
I don’t think it’s okay either.
Collusion Doesn’t Have to be Criminal to be an Ongoing Threat – Just Security
Barr Looks Like He’s Trying to Protect Trump, Not Get Out the Mueller Report
Some on Mueller team say evidence against Trump stronger than Barr disclosed
AG Barr did ‘the wrong thing — in the wrong way’ and no longer deserves benefit of the doubt: Former federal prosecutor
Republicans vote against motion to subpoena Mueller report after calling for its release – ThinkProgress
Senate Republicans can’t explain why they keep blocking a resolution calling for the release of the Mueller report