Just another reminder that Trump will very likely try to keep the Mueller report secret.

By |2019-01-08T07:41:38-08:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

I think this is a given.

Courtesy of Bloomberg:

The White House may try to block portions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from being shared with Congress and the public in a fight that could end up before the Supreme Court.

Mueller may submit his findings on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign to the Justice Department as early as February, according to one U.S. official. After that, things could get messy.

Democrats who now control the House have said they’ll demand that the department hand over the report — and that they intend to make it public. The White House may counter by asserting executive privilege to prevent key findings from being turned over, according to people familiar with internal deliberations.

Under the federal regulation that authorizes special counsels, Mueller is required only to submit his report to department leaders. There’s no mandate that any part of Mueller’s findings be provided to Congress or the public.

What happens next would be decided by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker or by William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, if he’s confirmed by the Senate by then. In the past, both have criticized Mueller’s investigation into whether anyone around Trump colluded in the Russian meddling and whether the president sought to obstruct the probe.

My assumption is that Trump thinks this is his ace in the hole. 

When the report comes out he will just scream “executive privilege” and then start shredding. 

Rudy Giuliani all but confirmed this:

“We will look at it and see if the president thinks there is a valid claim and if there is, do we want to make it,” said Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. “We reserve the right. We don’t know if we have to, but we haven’t waived it.”

Giuliani said the White House would be willing to fight in court to preserve material it considers privileged.

And there you have it.

However as I have said in the past I really think that Robert Mueller has already considered this, and has a contingency plan in place. 

And besides that, the new Democratic majority in the House can also call him to testify and then everything that he found will be submitted into the public record.

I have every confidence that we are going to be able to read this report. 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Which obviously begs the question, “what are you so damned scared of?”
    When Giuliani came on board after Cohen, no one smelled the sewage?

    • Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Said it all along,if he is so innocent, what is he afraid of?

  2. Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Donny is looking for a deal to resign the Presidency and save his and his kids asses.

    1. Pence Resigns after admitting he was in on the Russian scam and had full knowledge
    2. Hilary Clinton is made Vice President
    3 The two newest SCOTUS Judges MUST resign immediately
    4.Trump Resigns

    • Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      If this is a test of civics knowledge, you failed.
      No way in hell.

  3. Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    If the trump campaign conspired with putin that includes pence…pelosi becomes the first woman president.

  4. Anon January 8, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Has Mueller looked into Track Palin and Adolph Hitler sharing the same birthday – exactly 100 years apart?

  5. Anonymous January 8, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Russain commenters in full force after trumps 10 minute speil about that damned wall. Oh, yes, there are few of his real american followers too. But who can tell?

  6. Muhammad DeJesus January 9, 2019 at 4:25 am

    1.Chump is an unindicted co-conspirator on a felony conviction. He could be impeached right now.

    This should be the answer for every Democrat when asked if it’s too early to talk impeachment.

    2. If they try to block the report from the American public they should begin impeachment hearings immediately with their star witness Robert Mueller.

    You would only block it if your guilty and have something to hide.

  7. Lady Lindsey January 9, 2019 at 7:28 am

    “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee, William Barr, has said he will allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday. Graham told reporters Barr assured him the investigation would continue.
    “I can assure you he has a very high opinion of Mr. Mueller and he is committed to letting Mr. Mueller finish his job,” “

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