Russia

Investigators Say AG Barr Misrepresented Their Findings

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

I'm sure you will be shocked to hear that Attorney General William Barr's exceptionally-short summary of the Mueller report was not entirely on the level.

Citing sources close to Barr, the New York Times first reported last night that members of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's team say Barr's summary did not accurately represent their findings.

Citing sources closer to members of Muller's team, the Washington Post reported this morning that what they found was far more damning than what Barr has told Congress.

The displeasure among some who worked on the closely held inquiry has quietly begun to surface in the days since Barr released a four-page letter to Congress on March 24 describing what he said were the principal conclusions of Mueller’s still-confidential, 400-page report.

In his letter, Barr said that the special counsel did not establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. And he said that Mueller did not reach a conclusion “one way or the other” as to whether Trump’s conduct in office constituted obstruction of justice. [...]

But members of Mueller’s team have complained to close associates that the evidence they gathered on obstruction was alarming and significant.

“It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject’s sensitivity.

If you're reading this you probably assumed this was the case, but I think we're going to find out the truth of the matter sooner rather than later.

Democrats control oversight power in the House of Representatives and they've already voted to obtain the Mueller report through a subpoena, but that doesn't necessarily mean obtaining it will be easy. It's likely that the Trump regime will resist and the matter may end up in court.

For reasons we can only guess, William Barr has decided to put his own ass on the line to defend Trump. And Trump would never do the same for him. I expect we're only days away from a report that Trump is displeased with Barr's handling of the situation. It never fails.

  • muselet

    Of course William Barr misrepresented the Mueller report. That’s why he was hired.

    Also, the longer Barr is allowed to dawdle on releasing the report—even just the summaries the Mueller team helpfully included in the report—the more Barr’s non-summary summary will be accepted as conventional wisdom.

    Barr may be a slimy little creature, but you can’t question his loyalty to the GOP.

    –alopecia

  • Username1016

    Called up all my legislators AND the Justice Department and hollered today. My partner laughs at me, but I tell him I’m part of the cacophony. EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT’S IN THAT REPORT!!! And we’re all gonna KEEP hollering till we see it!

  • Ceoltoir

    Barr was hired to cover up Cheetos treason and Obstruction. Lock up Barr as well as his corrupt boss.

  • katanahamon

    Maybe if we all chant they’ll hear us….

    “Subpoena the report! Subpoena the report! Subpoena the report! Subpoena the report!!!”

  • katanahamon

    What a surprise. Oh, wait, no it’s not! Why do ppl think Barr got the job? To “catch and kill” the Mueller report. What’s dumb is their belief that they can keep it secret. Write to the Dems, encourage them to issue the damn subpoena already! When a president starts announcing that sound from windmills causes cancer, don’t we think it’s time to call them insane and remove them from office? Or when they change their father’s birthplace and defend it when corrected? Or..well, there are just too many examples…

  • Let’s watch the whiplash:

    Witch Hunt!
    Angry Democrats!
    Totally Exonerates Trump!
    Release it now!
    Why do you want it released?
    Nothing will ever satisfy Democrats!
    Angry Democrats!
    Witch Hunt!

  • mnpollio

    Hell – it really never ends with this administration. There is corruption from the top straight down to anyone even tangentially in contact with Trump. Every step is going to be a fight. If this drags on into 2020 and Trump gets voted out – I hope the Democrats do not just let this pass and seek prosecutions for this foolishness. Otherwise, every future Republican administration will adopt the Trump blueprint as their inspiration. Heads need to roll on this criminality.

    • katanahamon

      I feel like the Repubs went nuclear with their corruption after stealing a Supreme Court seat. Yeah, I know it started way before that, it’s just that that sticks out for me. Seems like every little step they get away with just emboldens them further..

      • Draxiar

        When McConnell is dead and buried I want to piss on his grave.

        • muselet

          What a waste of perfectly good urine.

          –alopecia

          • Draxiar

            It’s the least I can do to pay my respects.

        • Nefercat

          I don’t want him to have a grave to piss on. He should be carted out with the garbage and dumped in a landfill.

      • Nefercat

        ” it’s just that that sticks out for me
        ———————–
        Yeah, “we can’t allow this president to choose a Supreme Court justice because we think the people’s voice should be heard.”

        Not, however, the people who voted for Obama for a FOUR YEAR TERM (sorry for shouting, just sticks in my craw).

      • swift_4

        No reason why they shouldn’t be emboldened. It always works. Democrat voters ignore any election less than President like it’s meaningless, don’t know what the census means politically, don’t take the importance of the Supreme Court into their voting decisions, etc. etc.

        Republicans know that they must keep pressing their insane agenda or lose power. It only stops when Democrats stop it.