Will the Public See the Mueller Report? Twitter Reacts

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Getty Attorney General nominee William Barr arrives on Capitol Hill for a meeting with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), on January 29, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Robert Mueller has submitted his homework. Attorney General William Barr now holds the Mueller Report. Department of Justice regulation entitles Barr to determine to what extent Mueller’s final report is provided to Congress and made public.

The issue of disclosure and the findings of the report as they do or do not implicate President Trump in wrongdoings and possible impeachment are fuel for a monumental political battle.

Earlier this month, Barr said he would not recuse himself from being in charge of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Now, all eyes are on him as Americans wait to hear what, if any, of the Mueller Report they will see.

Some Republicans are Calling for “Happy No Collusion Day!” While Some Democrats  Made “Transparency” the Word of the Day

“Fox News spent most of Friday night taking a victory lap. ‘Well, happy No Collusion Day, Tucker!’ Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz told Tucker Carlson with a big grin on his face,” reports Slate.

Meanwhile, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee candidates reacted in unison demanding to see the report.

“Democrats will demand to see Mueller’s full report if Barr declines to turn it over. Beyond that, they’ve vowed to seek access as well to the bulk of the special counsel’s work-including documents, interview notes and other evidence,” reports Bloomberg.

On an episode of “This Week” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler “The Justice Department has made clear in the last few weeks that it may hide from the American people the conclusions of the Mueller investigation,” and vowed to fight to make them public.

Mueller’s 34 Charges by the Numbers:

  • 25 Russians

  • 5 Trump Aides

  • 3 Russian companies

  • 1 each Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn

“Did Trump’s campaign collude with the Kremlin to sway the 2016 presidential election in favor of the celebrity businessman? Also, did Trump take steps later, including by firing his FBI director, to obstruct the probe?” the AP begs the questions which will remain until the public knows more.

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“During his confirmation hearing, Barr called it ‘vitally important’ for Mueller to be allowed to complete his investigation. But he rankled Democrats when he did not fully commit to releasing any final report in its entirety,” The Hill reported in February.

Barr wrote a 9-page memo in June 2018 detailing why he believed President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey should not constitute obstruction of justice. President Trump nominated Barr in December. He was confirmed in January.

Barr’s net worth is at least $20 million, and he is married to Christine Moynihan Barr. His daughter, Mary Daly, works at the US Department of Justice.

After reviewing the report, AG Barr hopes to update lawmakers over the weekend.

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