Rudy Giuliani’s rebuttal to the Mueller report is locked and loaded.

By |2019-04-17T11:17:04-08:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

What there is left of it that is.

Courtesy of Vanity Fair:

When the 400-page Mueller report finally gets released Thursday—with redactions—the Trump administration’s response won’t just come in the form of a “NO COLLUSION!” tweet. The White House, led by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, has been preparing a “counter-report” set to drop alongside Mueller’s findings that will present the administration’s own version of events, focused on the allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice, along with Republicans’ theory that the investigation was tainted from the start by anti-Trump bias at the F.B.I. Though the counter-report has been in the works for nearly a year, though, it still seems to be a work-in-progress just days before its release—as evidenced by a page count that’s been as erratic as Giuliani himself.

Giuliani told Politico journalist Darren Samuelsohn in a 3:00 A.M. text message Tuesday that the report is currently at “34 or 35” pages, adding, “The more concise the better. 400 pages is a novel.” The lawyer must have been up late editing, as just two days before, a Sunday article in the Wall Street Journal quoted Giuliani putting the page count at 140, but adding the president’s lawyers “want to whittle it down to about 50.” The counter-report’s apparent 100+ page hack job is indicative of how the vaunted report’s length has varied wildly since first being announced last summer: Giuliani told the Daily Beast in August that the report’s first half alone was 58 pages, before saying in a September 3 interview with the New Yorker the entire report was only 45 pages and “would likely grow.” Trump then tweeted in December that the report already had “87 pages done”; by March, the Los Angeles Times reported the report was still “roughly” 80 pages, with the potential to be shorter based on Mueller’s findings. “If they exonerate him,” Giuliani said, “we’ll just say congratulations.”

I would not hold my breath about that exoneration thing.

The very fact that Giuliani and Trump’s legal team even have a rebuttal all ready to go has people more than a little concerned.

Those are very good questions.

And it speaks once again to how important it is to see the full report. 

Which it is looking more and more to be a real possibility.

Courtesy of WaPo:

The House Judiciary Committee is expected to subpoena the Justice Department for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s complete report as soon as Friday, according to a spokesman, as Democrats prepare to fight the Trump administration for access to the attorney general’s anticipated redactions.

Well, that is certainly hopeful news.

While all of this is going on Time Magazine chooses Rober Mueller as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

Here is the write-up courtesy of former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates: 

Born to privilege, Robert S. Mueller III has lived his life governed not by a sense of entitlement but of duty. Distinctly apolitical, he confounds those who can’t comprehend a person driven by his all too uncommon values: honor, integrity, humility, service. He is the inverse image of the man he would ultimately come to investigate.

After marrying his high school sweetheart, Mueller volunteered to serve in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with a V for valor during what would be the defining experience of his life.

Soldier, prosecutor, FBI director, and when our country needed someone to untangle Russian election interference, he served again. Taking daily incoming fire, he neither flinched nor retaliated. He just did his job. For Mueller, it’s always about the work, and never about him.

Abhorring self-promotion, while the country held its collective breath during his nearly two-year investigation, Mueller uttered not a single public word. And when he finished, he called it as he saw it. He did his duty.

Hopefully tomorrow we will get to see the result of Robert Mueller’s hard work, and not just some watered down version from Bill Barr. 

I know I’m hyped. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymos April 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    It’s difficult to think that it will be anything but another nothing burger. How many times have we been down this road?
    That so many were indicted along the way, GREAT, but I don’t hold out much hope unless the full unredacted is released to the House Judiciary..

  2. Anonymous in Chicago April 17, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    The latest word is that Trump and his legal team have had the Mueller Report for a while now. So does that mean that Barr coordinated the timing of the release of the report with Trump’s lawyers so they could prepare & release their rebuttal first? Was the copy that Trump received a full report or were there redactions? This stinks!

    Barr has scheduled a news conference PRIOR to the release of the report to Congress. Barr is a joke. I want to hear directly from Robert Mueller after the redacted report is released not from crooked Barr.

    I smell a cover-up.

    • Anonymous April 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      This all smells like one huuuggeee COVER UP !!!!

      I am going to remain confident that we will get trump in the end for all of his crimes.

  3. Anon April 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    I’m afraid I’m going to be very disappointed.

  4. Paul April 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I too am looking forward to the release of the report. The reality, though, is no matter what is in the report, 40% of Americans will still support Donnie Dotard, 53% will still despise him, and the remaining 7% will either have no opinion or will move (temporarily) to one of the camps. One thing that is absolutely 100% certain: Dotard and his supporters will lie, lie, lie about the report’s content and the process used to write the report.

    • Anonymous April 17, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      And the media will report it with a thumb up their butt.

  5. Anon April 17, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Why does Rudy’s penis grow out of his face?

  6. anon April 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/7-reasons-barr-isnt-reliable-source-opinion-mueller-report-vanity-fair/

    “Happy people also don’t issue a rebuttal,” said legal commentator Laura Coates on CNN. If Trump truly believed he was exonerated by the Mueller report, a rebuttal wouldn’t have been necessary. For someone who claims to be so “happy” about it, Trump is behaving otherwise.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/04/william-barr-mueller-report-summary

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