When congress questioned Attorney General Bill Barr last week, there was one question he refused to answer. Barr was asked whether or not he had discussed the Mueller Report with the White House.
The New York Times has reported Bill Barr did discuss Robert Mueller’s report with the White House; in fact, they discussed it in such detail, that the White House has prepared a play by play rebuttal:
“The president’s aides have devised a strategy where numerous lawyers and political aides will quickly read different parts of the document to develop a rebuttal strategy, according to multiple people briefed on the plan.” ~New York Times
Bill Barr will give a press conference tomorrow at 9:30 am ET.
“Barr plans to release the entire 400 page report tomorrow!”
*with up to 50% redacted
👆🏼This is like advertising on Juice labels:
*100% Real Fruit Juice
*contains 10%, 100% real fruit juice.
As much as I’d like to hope tomorrow will end our suffering, we can safely expect the worst from Bill Barr.
- We now know for a fact that Barr discussed the report with the White House, because they have their rebuttal ready.
- Barr failed to disclose the fact that the 400 page Mueller report included a summary of it’s own. Barr had no scrupulous reason to write a summary.
- In 1989, Barr refused to release a DOJ legal opinion, choosing to release a summary report instead. It was later revealed that Barr “mischaracterized” parts of the opinion in his summary
- Barr has ties to Russian Oligarchs that should have resulted in his recusal from the Mueller investigation. During the last 10 years of his work in the private sector, Barr’s business associations included— Russia-based Alfa Bank and The Vector Group, another Russian company.
- Trump originally wanted Barr to be his defense lawyer, but “Attorney General” is even better… for him.
This won’t end tomorrow.
Democrats in congress, investigating Trump’s finances, have issued subpoenas to several banks, including Deutsche Bank, as part of their probe into “potential foreign influence” in U.S. elections.
The only outcome I expect, with the release of Bill Barr’s heavily redacted Mueller report, is a legal battle between Congress and Barr over an un-redacted copy.