I’m Surprised This Made the Cut at NBC News

 

A judge ordered the fully redacted memo written to William Barr in 2019 regarding whether the DOJ should charge Trump following the Mueller investigation. NBC News actually just gives pretty much the straight dope.

Here’s a key section from the memo, quoted without embellishment from NBC:

In the absence of an underlying offense, the most compelling inference in evaluating the President’s conduct is that he reasonably believed that the Special Counsel’s investigation was interfering with his governing agenda…. Even if the President were objectively wrong about the intentions of the Special Counsel, many, if not all, of his actions could be viewed as lacking the intent element under the relevant statutes.

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  1. Old Bathos Moderator
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    It was always part of the Mueller Insurrection Team’s strategy to try to provoke Trump into actions that could be construed as obstruction.   Those scum knew within the first month that there was nothing to the Rissuagate hoax but if they could persist in harassment, innuendo and leaks, and overbroad discovery demands, Trump might simply refuse to cooperate further, and then they could fashion an obstruction charge.  The best they could do was say that mean tweets and accurate statements about the nature and character of the Mueller disgrace constituted obstruction and Barr swatted that away.

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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    It still shocks me how many of my liberal friends believe that Trump colluded with Russia.  Mueller’s refusal to outright exonerate him, hinting that there was something more, is responsible for much of that.  Now we find this, after all the heat that Barr took for his letter.  I truly hate every one of them.  I truly do. 

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    It still shocks me how many of my liberal friends believe that Trump colluded with Russia. Mueller’s refusal to outright exonerate him, hinting that there was something more, is responsible for much of that. Now we find this, after all the heat that Barr took for his letter. I truly hate every one of them. I truly do.

    Sometimes “hate” isn’t a strong enough word…

     

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  4. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Bill Krystol call your office. 

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  5. Jim McConnell Member
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    It’s a welcome surprise to hear straight news from the MSN, isn’t it?

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  6. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    It still shocks me how many of my liberal friends believe that Trump colluded with Russia. Mueller’s refusal to outright exonerate him, hinting that there was something more, is responsible for much of that.

    Not only that, but they hate Trump for colluding with the Russians. And in many of their yards you will find a, “Hate has no home here,” sign. 

     

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  7. I Walton Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    It still shocks me how many of my liberal friends believe that Trump colluded with Russia. Mueller’s refusal to outright exonerate him, hinting that there was something more, is responsible for much of that. Now we find this, after all the heat that Barr took for his letter. I truly hate every one of them. I truly do.

    Yes.  What is amazing about all regular liberal Democrats is that they do not get alternative news, don’t read much and remain oblivious to what is going on,  who did what to whom and where is leads.  But then even folks on our side believe there will be reasonably honest elections this year and in 2024, as there were in 2020.  Biden who was senile, hid in his basement rather than campaign,   got more votes than anyone in history.  Of course, how can you doubt it.

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