Attorney General Bill Barr has released his summary of the Mueller report.

By |2019-03-24T12:51:06-08:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |39 Comments

Here a link to the entire four-page letter. (Link)

Ultimately it says that the Special Counsel discovered plenty of evidence about Russian interference and about their plans to disseminate stolen date to the campaign and to the American people, but the team could not prove that Trump or any member of his campaign willingly worked to help with that task. 

As for other potential charges, Mueller decided to put all of the information that his team dug up in the report yet decided not to draw a conclusion one way or the other about whether or not the evidence proved obstructionism, or any other crimes however he did say that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it does not exonerate him.” 

Mueller then left it up to Trump’s handpicked Attorney General to determine if a crime had been committed.

As you might expect Barr said this. “I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

So while Robert Muller claims that the evidence does not exonerate Donald Trump, Bill Barr believes it does exactly that.   

So clearly the next step is to demand the release of the full report so that we can determine that for yourself, and then to call Robert Muller in front of Congress and have him produce the evidence that led him to say that Trump was NOT exonerated. 

Update: Trump supporters are already taking their victory laps. 

However, they might want to hold off on the ticker tape parade.


It could be that we are just at the beginning.

Update 2: Right on schedule. 

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39 Comments

  1. F u trump March 24, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    While being bff with a foreign enemy is not good, historically people are taken down by finances.

  2. Complex kid March 24, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Damn this country to hell. It’s run by nothing but traitors. I’m through with it. I sure wish I could move to another country but I’m half dead anyway with kidney disease. Trump will always win.

    • Anon March 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Someone send him some Alaska wild cranberries and glacier water already!

  3. Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    What the report does prove is that Russia absolutely interfered in our election. Are we going to do something about that?

  4. Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    For someone who has religiously avoided publicly discussing his sexuality, Lindsey Graham sure enjoys giving Trump head.in public.

    • Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Doesn’t he though?
      No wonder lard butt disses McCain at every turn.
      Miss Lindsey had one before him.

    • Rawstory March 25, 2019 at 7:53 am

      “The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

      “What’s next, I hope, will be that he will come to the committee (and) release as much as possible of the Mueller report,” Senator Lindsey Graham said, referring to the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.”

  5. Tanja March 24, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I don’t care what the report says, I can see with my own eyes and hear with my ears that Trump is a crook and a traitor. He’s also completely incompetent just as he was the day he took Office. They will be even more brazen and flagrant coming up for the 2020 elección.

  6. PoopTown March 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I feel pretty certain that this new, extremely dumbed-down ‘merikkka that we are living in will give him a second term, but as soon as he is out of office he’s going to face a slew of charges for financial crimes. It’s a shame, he’s going to be a very old man and will only suffer a short term in jail, but I’m pretty sure that’s where we are folks.

    • Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Me “also too.”
      Holy shit, and I came of age Nixon.

  7. Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    He wasn’t exonerated from obstruction of justice…Mueller doesn’t believe a sitting president can be indicted.

    what gets me is now little donnie thinks Mueller is the best guy in the world. I would love to read the so called answer that trump’s attorney’s were preparing before they read the report and bet they would point out all the crimes.

    trump is still a thug and a crook, now he is going to feel emboldened to commit more crimes and I would bet the farm one of the first things on his list is going after Hillary with the help of his buddy the AG and his other new pal, Miss Lindsey.

  8. America the Beautiful March 24, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    So Our Constitution, Bill of Rights are toilet paper. Our flag means nothing. We do not live in a Democracy. The Republican party are all traitors. Trump is king, the capitalist stole all the money and we are all dying of man made disease with no cure. Trump said have a nice day, make America great again. hooray.

  9. Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Well since little donnie says the report states no collusion and no obstruction he certainly won’t have any problem making the whole report public..right.

    So if they don’t make it public, we will know that his buddies, the DOJ et al are LYING.

  10. America the Beautiful March 24, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    The Donald did say he could shoot someone on fifth avenue and get away with it. He did say he love putin and kim and trust them. he said military, law enforcement and bikers are for him, trust knows everything, has the best people. He can rape, steal money, not pay contractors, murder, extort, bribe, hide, traffic, rig, hack and cheat. He is king dicktator. Have a great day, make America great again.

  11. Anonymous in Chicago March 24, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Like everyone else, I’m highly disappointed in Barr’s 4-page summary of the Mueller Report. However, I want to see the full report.

    One of the lines in Barr’s letter that really disappointed me was, “…The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public.” NO SEALED INDICTMENTS! Damn – there goes my last hope that Mueller had something that could be prosecuted in the future, for the orange turd and his family.

    I need a drink. On second thought, make it a double.

  12. Anonymous in Chicago March 24, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Here is Lawfare’s analysis on Bill Barr’s letter:

    https://www.lawfareblog.com/what-make-bill-barrs-letter

  13. anon March 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Let’s stop this party bullshit and behave as one.

    • Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Starts with them, anon, and that will be the day.

  14. Anonymous March 24, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Trump could have his current bank statements in front of him with the dollar amount he has and he’d still like and inflate the number.

  15. Crystal Sage March 24, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I believe Malcolm Nance. The SDNY will take Trump down on RICO charges. He’s a crook and has always been a crook. He avoided collusion, but he’ll get caught in his own back yard.

  16. Anon March 25, 2019 at 3:43 am

    I am disappointed that Barr’s conclusion is no criminal obstruction. This seems to make it ok to lie to coverup chosen unethical behavior, misconduct and even degrade and slander our justice and intelligence organizations as untrustworthy. I realize that regardless of the determination Trump would have spun it as complete exoneration. I doubt many of his supporters cared to follow the trail of indictments deceit and coverups.
    I am disappointed that there is no bar established or restored for acceptable, ethical and principaled behavior for elected officials including the president.

  17. Beaglemom March 25, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Barr’s summary reminds me of those letters from Don the Con’s doctors attributing the best health in the world to him. Just makes one wonder . . . .

    • anon March 25, 2019 at 7:10 am

      Barr reminds me of steve bannon’s brother from another mother…

    • anonymous March 25, 2019 at 7:36 am

      https://www.huffpost.com/entry/john-dean-william-barr_n_5c983f49e4b057f7330c833d

      @JohnWDean
      Having re-read William Barr’s June 2018 Memo critiquing Mueller’s obstruction investigation and now his summary of Mueller’s Report, it is clear that Richard Nixon would not have been forced to resign his office if Barr had been Attorney General. Barr wants a POTUS above the law.
      8:18 PM – 24 Mar 2019

      He put a little lipstick on something that might’ve been fairly ugly,” A $hitgibbon.

  18. anon March 25, 2019 at 7:00 am

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/03/mueller-report/585631/

    “Trump’s motive for praising Putin appears to have been, in large part, commercial. To enrich himself, Trump promised to realign American foreign policy. This is the very definition of corruption, and it provides the plot line that runs through the entirety of Trump’s political life. The president never chooses to distinguish—and indeed, may be temperamentally incapable of distinguishing—his personal interests from the national interest.

    • anonymous March 25, 2019 at 8:02 am

      https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-is-wmd-times-a-million

      “Mueller is not charging anyone with a “conspiracy” with the Russian government”
      “the Russia scandal differs from WMD in that the actual thrust of the suspicion was true: “The Russians were actively working to secure Trump’s victory. What makes their interference so horrifying is that it involved the theft of information and the active manipulation of public perceptions. All of that is arguably far worse than Watergate.” What is shakier is simply the issue of whether Trump himself colluded to pull this off, not whether Russian interference itself happened. But Foer argues Taibbi’s comparison has merit in one big way: “Just as Saddam Hussein acted as if he possessed verboten weaponry, everything about Trump’s behavior suggested that he was guilty of instances of collusion worse than anything the public could observe. That’s undoubtedly a major reason so many intelligence-community honchos were so worried.””

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/03/unmitigated-success-journalist-explains-muellers-investigation-matters-even-trump-doesnt-go/

  19. anonymous March 25, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Mueller did not clear of obstruction of justice. Trump’s attorney general cleared Trump of obstruction of justice. That is not the same as Robert Mueller finding that Trump did not obstruct justice. Trump finally made the move that everyone has been waiting nearly two years for, but he never expected Democrats to be in an equal position to fight back. Barr’s isn’t the end. It is the beginning of the constitutional crisis that is the Trump presidency coming to a head.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/24/trump-lying-mueller-findings.html

  20. the daily beast March 25, 2019 at 7:13 am

    “Russian lawmakers are celebrating Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, claiming it as proof the investigation was built on
    “two years of unceasing lies.” Barr’s summary claims the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election—however, Barr also said that while the report “does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” Russian lawmakers appear to be ignoring that second part, with Konstantin Kosachev, a senator in Russia’s upper house of parliament, saying: “So, Mueller’s long-awaited report proved what was known in Russia from the very beginning: There was no collusion between Trump and any of his team with the Kremlin.” Russian senator Alexei Pushkov said:
    “From the very start it was a biased, artificial, provocative, conspiratorial, designed-to-fuel-hatred towards Trump campaign.” Democrats are now lobbying to see Mueller’s full report over the coming days, and the Democratic-held House is also expected to call on Barr to testify on how he came to his conclusions on whether the president obstructed justice.”
    +
    “The Supreme Court has refused to hear a bid by a mystery company owned by a foreign government that aimed to contest a grand jury subpoena related to the Mueller investigation, Reuters reports. The company had asked the justices to hear an appeal against a lower court ruling from December that upheld a previous contempt ruling for refusing to fulfill a request for documents made in the subpoena. The case has remained a mystery because the Supreme Court and lower courts have declined to identify the company, which foreign government owns it, or reveal why the subpoena was issued. The company has claimed that it was being treated as a witness, not a suspect, in the special counsel’s probe. It’s known to have a U.S. office but the company has claimed it has no relevant documents in the country. In a previous ruling, a federal judge imposed a fine of $50,000 a day against the firm. The justices’ action from Monday doesn’t force the company to comply with the grand jury subpoena.”

  21. aNOn March 25, 2019 at 7:21 am

    “The president doubled down on those comments as he boarded Air Force One to return to Washington, describing the investigation as an “illegal takedown that failed”, adding late Sunday that he hoped “somebody is going to be looking at the other side.”
    ” Trump allies, however, were more blunt in their assessment of the report. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), a frequent critic of the Mueller investigation, said on Friday that the report represented “the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in American history…[that] began as nothing more, nothing less as a Clinton/Obama operation with a bunch of dirty cops at the FBI.”

    Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, said it was now time for Democrats who had pushed the investigation to apologize.

    “You would think they’d have the decency to say ‘I was wrong, I made a mistake’” Giuliani told Fox & Friends on Monday morning. “Even if they want to move on now to this other stuff, they’re going to look at and embarrass themselves, at least stop and say ‘I was wrong.’”<NOPE DOPE.

    https://thinkprogress.org/trumpworld-celebrates-mueller-report-and-looks-for-retribution-04c06cd48706/

  22. anonymous March 25, 2019 at 7:31 am

    What Barr’s letter doesn’t mention is that less than a year ago, he’d criticized Mueller’s focus on obstruction of justice in an unsolicited 19-page memo to Justice Department officials – Barr’s June 2018 memo to his now-subordinates Rosenstein and Steve Engel, the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, makes clear, the attorney general has a very narrow view of what counts as obstruction.

    “Mueller’s core premise ― that the President acts ‘corruptly’ if he attempts to influence a proceeding in which his own conduct is being scrutinized ― is untenable,” Barr wrote in the 2018 memo. Barr said that the president would not be transgressing any legal limitation if he exercised his “supervisory authority” over cases dealing with his own interests. “It may be in some cases politically unwise; but it is not a crime,”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/william-barr-obstruction-justice-mueller-report_n_5c980df0e4b0a6329e18308f

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-judiciary-committee-ag-barr-testify_n_5c97e843e4b057f7330c4a6c

    “discrepancies”? ya think?

  23. anon March 25, 2019 at 7:41 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/william-barr-mueller-report-what-to-know_n_5c9827b2e4b057f7330c7bea

    Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that Sunday was a “good day for the rule of law” and that the “cloud hanging over President Trump has been removed.”

    Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a more muted tone, thanking Mueller’s office but warning of an ongoing Russian effort to “interfere with our democracy.”

    “I look forward to the continuing work of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the threats posed to our democratic institutions by foreign interference,” McConnell wrote.

  24. Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Ex-Justice Official Fears “Whitewash” in Barr rejection of Trump Obstruction Charges…

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/william-barr-neil-katyal-trump-bostruction-mueller_n_5c980a07e4b0a6329e182d53

  25. Things are not what they seem March 25, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Pompae went to Jerusalem first. Then comes home. Then Netiyahoo comes to US. So all agreed to shhh about Nick. Russia already agreed destroyed some evidence. Shipping record pics tell all.

  26. Anonymous March 25, 2019 at 8:29 am

    A Large Slate:
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/mueller-report-barr-summary-obstruction-conspiracy-close-reading.html

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/mueller-manafort-kilimnik-no-collusion-how.html

    “Why in the dang heck did the special counsel’s office just go out of its way to accuse former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of discussing Russia policy in 2016 with someone who had ongoing ties to Russian intelligence … if it was also about to conclude that no one in the campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”? “He’s called Person A here, but other reports identified him as Konstantin Kilimnik.”

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/william-barr-did-exactly-what-trump-hired-him-to-do.html

    “Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has noted, it is hard to understand how Barr, or Mueller, or anyone, could gauge Trump’s intent, because the president has not been interviewed about his intentions. Why not? We know at least one person vigorously opposed to compelling Trump to submit to an interview: Bill Barr, whose 2018 memo declared that Mueller could not legally do so.”

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/william-barr-four-sentence-mueller-report.html

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/william-barr-doesnt-get-to-exonerate-donald-trump.html

    “One can’t help but question whether Barr’s letter amounts to an attempted usurpation of the constitutionally assigned authority of the House to determine whether the president engaged in an impeachable offense.” “it is all the more clear that all of the evidence regarding the president’s conduct adduced in the Mueller inquiry must be transmitted to Congress in connection with its investigation of whether Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/mueller-report-trump-tower-meeting-no-indictment-first-amendment-2020.html

    “Despite this seemingly strong case, Mueller never indicted Trump Jr. or anyone else for federal campaign finance violations, which seem much more serious than the unrelated “hush money” campaign finance violations to which former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty and which have implicated the president. Indeed, according to the Barr letter’s characterization of the Mueller report, “The Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.””

  27. anon March 25, 2019 at 9:29 am

    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/mueller-report-summary-reaction/index.html

    Releasing such a scant and hollow summary enables the continued threat to our democracy from within and without — by allowing outrageous partisan rumor and insidious enemy subterfuge to continue to worm their ways through our already traumatized electoral system.

  28. Anonymous March 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    If you checked out Colbert. Love his white board.

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