Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Robert Mueller Delivers Report to Attorney General

 

According to news reports, Robert Mueller has delivered a report to Attorney General Bill Barr. Fox News:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted to Attorney General Bill Barr his long-awaited report on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race and possible collusion with Trump associates — marking the end of the politically explosive probe and the beginning of a new battle over its contents and implications. Mueller is “not recommending any further indictments,” a senior DOJ official told Fox News.

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  1. Max Ledoux Admin

    Mueller was appointed to be special counsel by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to investigate why President Trump fired James Comey after Rod Rosenstein recommended to Trump in a memo that Comey should be fired.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:12 PM PST
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  2. Rodin Member

    Coverage is already all over the place. Everyone is trying to get their narrative fixed in the public mind before the public ever gets a chance to see any documents for themselves. My guess is that it really doesn’t matter what’s in the report for pro and anti Trump partisans. Dems don’t want to give up their fevered dreams and won’t be made to do so until November 2020 at the earliest regardless of what the report says. Trump allies will put lipstick on any pigs that might actually be in the report. 

    Me? I am willing to wait until I can actually read something. I think we will be given the opportunity, but can we keep an open mind until then?

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:22 PM PST
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  3. EJHill Podcaster

    Has anybody got a camera on the Marshal of the Supreme Court?!? Has Steve Bannon been executed yet? Good lord, I was promised stuff!

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:23 PM PST
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  4. Rodin Member

    @ejhill, just look to the west and you will see the gallows being erected by the House of Representatives.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:25 PM PST
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  5. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I encourage everyone to calm down and to wait to read the doggone Mueller Report before spouting off. 

    Also, I am leery of believing an anonymous DOJ official.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:32 PM PST
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  6. Percival Thatcher

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:33 PM PST
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  7. Basil Fawlty Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I encourage everyone to calm down and to wait to read the doggone Mueller Report before spouting off.

    Also, I am leery of believing an anonymous DOJ official.

    That’s progress.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:38 PM PST
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  8. EJHill Podcaster

    Gary Robbins: Also, I am leery of believing an anonymous DOJ official.

    Now you’re leery?

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:39 PM PST
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  9. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I encourage everyone to calm down and to wait to read the doggone Mueller Report before spouting off.

    Also, I am leery of believing an anonymous DOJ official.

    That’s progress.

    Thanks.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:39 PM PST
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  10. Guruforhire Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Mueller was appointed to be special counsel by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to investigate why President Trump fired James Comey after Rod Rosenstein recommended to Trump in a memo that Comey should be fired.

    I have maintained that this whole thing was tainted from jump, and no matter comes out, permanent violence has been done to the legitimacy of our vital institutions.

    There will never be closer to this, and no healing is going to happen.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:39 PM PST
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  11. RufusRJones Member

    The Deep State used the unlimited power of the government to try to find impeachment fodder or something that could be spun as impeachment fodder. 

    Is that fair?

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:41 PM PST
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  12. Gary Robbins Reagan

    I think that Jonathon V. Last (“JVL”) has the most wise conclusion about the Mueller Report. He writes:

    “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    “Fights like this never end conclusively. The subject is too big and complicated to give a single, clean inarguable answer. And people’s partisanship is too strong to override a consensus consideration of the merits at scale.

    “Put it this way: There is literally nothing that Robert Mueller could present that would cause most Republicans to turn on Trump or most Democrats to decide that he’s innocent.”

    I agree entirely. I am looking forward to reading the report to come to my own conclusions. His article is found at:

    https://thebulwark.com/four-arguments-about-the-mueller-report-you-should-ignore/

    .

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:45 PM PST
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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Guruforhire (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    Mueller was appointed to be special counsel by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to investigate why President Trump fired James Comey after Rod Rosenstein recommended to Trump in a memo that Comey should be fired.

    I have maintained that this whole thing was tainted from jump, and no matter comes out, permanent violence has been done to the legitimacy of our vital institutions.

    There will never be closure to this, and no healing is going to happen.

    Indeed. The Collusion-Truthers will continue to insist that the collusion simply wasn’t found yet.

    And I’ve already seen speculation among the journos that Putin got to Mueller. Seriously.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:48 PM PST
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  14. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    What does Acting President Orrin Hatch have to say about this?

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:52 PM PST
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  15. Western Chauvinist Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I think that Jonathon V. Last (“JVL”) has the most wise conclusion about the Mueller Report. He writes:

    “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    “Fights like this never end conclusively. The subject is too big and complicated to give a single, clean inarguable answer. And people’s partisanship is too strong to override a consensus consideration of the merits at scale.

    “Put it this way: There is literally nothing that Robert Mueller could present that would cause most Republicans to turn on Trump or most Democrats to decide that he’s innocent.”

    I agree entirely. I am looking forward to reading the report to come to my own conclusions. His article is found at:

    https://thebulwark.com/four-arguments-about-the-mueller-report-you-should-ignore/

    .

    The problem with your and JVL’s position isn’t that you can’t cut Trump any slack. We would view that as unexpected and insincere anyway.

    No, the problem is you refuse to confess the deep corruption of agents of the government, including virtually all the agency heads during the Obama administration: Clinton, Clapper, Brennan, Comey, and then working our way down the food chain to Rosenstein, Strzok and Page, among others. Nothing Trump has ever done in his lifetime has come close to approximating the damage to our republican institutions done by these people. I, for one, do not consider your position respectable until you can admit that.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 3:55 PM PST
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  16. Percival Thatcher

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:00 PM PST
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  17. RufusRJones Member

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    No, the problem is you refuse to confess the deep corruption of agents of the government, including virtually all the agency heads during the Obama administration: Clinton, Clapper, Brennan, Comey, and then working our way down the food chain to Rosenstein, Strzok and Page, among others. Nothing Trump has ever done in his lifetime has come close to approximating the damage to our republican institutions done by these people. I, for one, do not consider your position respectable until you can admit that.

    The fact is, there are all kinds of Republicans that don’t care. That’s what I see. They act like it’s a glitch or just a hiccup in the system.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:01 PM PST
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  18. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Mike "Lash" LaRoche (View Comment):

    What does Acting President Orrin Hatch have to say about this?

    Orrin Hatch retired. The current President Pro Tem is Charles “Chuck” Grassley of Iowa.

    President Pro Tem Grassley is fourth in line to be President after President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Speaker Pelosi. However, Trump, Pence, and Pelosi are all still in office.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:02 PM PST
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  19. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I think that Jonathon V. Last (“JVL”) has the most wise conclusion about the Mueller Report. He writes:

    “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    “Fights like this never end conclusively. The subject is too big and complicated to give a single, clean inarguable answer. And people’s partisanship is too strong to override a consensus consideration of the merits at scale.

    “Put it this way: There is literally nothing that Robert Mueller could present that would cause most Republicans to turn on Trump or most Democrats to decide that he’s innocent.”

    I agree entirely. I am looking forward to reading the report to come to my own conclusions. His article is found at:

    https://thebulwark.com/four-arguments-about-the-mueller-report-you-should-ignore/

    .

    The problem with your and JVL’s position isn’t that you can’t cut Trump any slack. We would view that as unexpected and insincere anyway.

    No, the problem is you refuse to confess the deep corruption of agents of the government, including virtually all the agency heads during the Obama administration: Clinton, Clapper, Brennan, Comey, and then working our way down the food chain to Rosenstein, Strzok and Page, among others. Nothing Trump has ever done in his lifetime has come close to approximating the damage to our republican institutions done by these people. I, for one, do not consider your position respectable until you can admit that.

    This is not about the “deep state” nor is it about any of the rest of what you have said. I think that JVL said it best: “There is literally nothing that Robert Mueller could present that would cause most Republicans to turn on Trump or most Democrats to decide that he is innocent.” I think that you are in the former group. I am in neither group; I want to read the doggone report for myself.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:05 PM PST
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  20. Bishop Wash Member

    A Friday night news dump, huh? Must not be anything damaging to Trump in it. 

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:07 PM PST
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  21. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:08 PM PST
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  22. Annefy Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

    Why should I bother reading it, Gary? You and your ilk at Bulwark have already decided that no matter what the report says, I will claim that Trump has been vindicated.

    So let’s save some time : There has not been, nor has there ever been any collusion between Trump and Russia to sway the election.

    “Mueller Report Vindicates Trump.”

    Badda bing. Done and done.

     

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:16 PM PST
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  23. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

    Why should I bother reading it, Gary? You and your ilk at Bulwark have already decided that no matter what the report says, I will claim that Trump has been vindicated.

    So let’s save some time : There has not been, nor has there ever been any collusion between Trump and Russia to sway the election.

    “Mueller Report Vindicates Trump.”

    Badda bing. Done and done.

    And your citation for your assertion is? Or is this something that you simply said out of thin air?

     

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:24 PM PST
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  24. Annefy Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

    Why should I bother reading it, Gary? You and your ilk at Bulwark have already decided that no matter what the report says, I will claim that Trump has been vindicated.

    So let’s save some time : There has not been, nor has there ever been any collusion between Trump and Russia to sway the election.

    “Mueller Report Vindicates Trump.”

    Badda bing. Done and done.

    And your citation for your assertion is? Or is this something that you simply said out of thin air?

     

    You claimed that that’s what me, and people like me, are going to say anyway. So I just saved us all some time by reaching the conclusion without bothering to read the report. (I’ve bolded the relevant part of your comment)

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:27 PM PST
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  25. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Here is the letter from AG Barr, in PDF format. Here is the text, and here is a timeline starting at 5:03 PM in D.C.

    Neither DOJ nor Congress have so far bothered properly posting the letter, but we may be fairly confident that the leaked copies are faithful to the original.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:28 PM PST
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  26. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Meanwhile, at The Bulwark…

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:28 PM PST
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  27. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

    Why should I bother reading it, Gary? You and your ilk at Bulwark have already decided that no matter what the report says, I will claim that Trump has been vindicated.

    So let’s save some time : There has not been, nor has there ever been any collusion between Trump and Russia to sway the election.

    “Mueller Report Vindicates Trump.”

    Badda bing. Done and done.

    And your citation for your assertion is? Or is this something that you simply said out of thin air?

    You claimed that that’s what me, and people like me, are going to say anyway. So I just saved us all some time by reaching the conclusion without bothering to read the report. (I’ve bolded the relevant part of your comment)

    I will wait to read the doggone report to come to my own conclusions.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:28 PM PST
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  28. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Here is the letter from AG Barr, in PDF format. Here is the text, and here is a timeline starting at 5:03 PM in D.C.

    Neither DOJ nor Congress have so far bothered properly posting the letter, but we may be fairly confident that the leaked copies are faithful to the original.

    Thank you for your invaluable service to all of us at Ricochet.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:31 PM PST
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  29. Jim George Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I encourage everyone to calm down and to wait to read the doggone Mueller Report before spouting off.

    Also, I am leery of believing an anonymous DOJ official.

    @garyrobbins, at last, something we really agree on! I am at one with you that people should never opine on a document, report, or… a book…until they have read it thoroughly. 

    Sincerely, Jim

     

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:36 PM PST
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  30. WI Con Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump.

    The super sleuths at The Bulwark are on the case!

    You omitted the second sentence. The entire paragraph is: “Two weeks after the public finally sees it, most of the people who dislike Trump will be arguing that the report is terrible for Trump. And most of the people who like Trump will be arguing that the report vindicates Trump.

    I encourage you to read the doggone report when it is released. I will be doing so and will come to my own conclusions.

    Or we could read over the “respected Republican” Bob Mueller the indictments! Enough already, it’s ‘cut bait or fish day’, ‘

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    or get off the pot day’. They’ve monitored Trump’s communications, spied on/tried to entrap members of his campaign, arrested & confiscated his personal lawyer’s files, squeezed/jailed associates in hopes they’d implicate him or his family and … nothing.

    “Mueller Time” is over! Deal with it.

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    • March 22, 2019, at 4:36 PM PST
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