Trump’s nominee to be the new Attorney General suggests that Mueller report might remain secret.

By |2019-01-15T14:41:04-08:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Trump’s nominee for the Attorney General position appeared before the Senate today to face questions before confirmation. 

Here are a few of his answers concerning the Muller investigation courtesy of CBS News:

On whether he will allow Trump or his attorneys to “edit” the report as suggested by Rudy Giuliani:

Barr also committed that he would not allow the president or his attorneys to edit the special counsel report before it is made public. Blumenthal asked Barr, if the attorney general makes deletions to the report, whether he would share with Congress any deletions.

“I will commit to providing as much information as I can consistent with the regulations,” Barr said. However, he said that he would not make a pledge to the president or to the Judiciary Committee that he would not exercise his power as attorney general to be involved in the special counsel investigation.

On protecting the Mueller investigation:

Barr said he believes it is “vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be able to complete his investigation.

Barr said he expects the special counsel is “well along” in his investigation. But at the same time, Barr said, Mr. Trump has been firm that he was not involved in Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 investigation.

“The country needs a credible resolution to these issues,” Barr said, adding he won’t let politics, personal interests or any other improper interest interfere in the investigation.

“On my watch, Bob will be allowed to finish his work,” Barr said.

And finally on releasing the Mueller report:

Despite his promises to provide “transparency,” Barr’s testimony suggests that he may not intend to make Mueller’s final report public.

Under the special counsel regulations, Mueller’s only requirement at the end of the investigation is to submit a final report to the attorney general. The attorney general decides what, if anything, becomes public. Barr has repeatedly testified that he believes the special counsel’s report is confidential, but he may write his own version for public consumption.

“My objective and goal is to get as much as I can of the information to Congress and the public,” Barr said in response to a question from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, adding that he would try to get the information out in accordance with Justice Department regulations.

Barr testified that he expects Mueller’s report will summarize “prosecutive or declination decisions” and that those summaries will be treated like any such material within the Justice Department. Declination memos, summarizing evidence where no charges are brought, are closely held within the department and never released to the public.

This is a little troubling.

However as I have said before I think we are going to see the report, and I think that both Robert Mueller and the House Democrats are going to make sure that we see it. 

Which is good because I have no doubt that Barr is going to be confirmed easily. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    They should ask him about pardons,he was ok with pardoning all the criminals involved in the. Iran-contra fiasco.

    As for the rest,i don’t believe a word coming out of his mouth, trump chose him for a reason..if all the Mueller report is not released there will be an uprising, not necessarily on the streets,but at the ballot box.

  2. Anonymous January 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    OT/
    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/15/schumer-russia-sanctions.html

    “Schumer had 11 Republicans join Democrats and vote in support of his privileged resolution that would stop the Trump administration from easing sanctions against three Russian companies. The number of Republicans who favor what Schumer is doing is probably closer to 70, but as Schumer said, Senate Majority Leader McConnell is putting heat on Republicans to vote no, because he is trying to protect Trump from a humiliating defeat.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/15/rachel-maddow-trump-russian-agent.html

    “The biggest threat to American security and power isn’t overseas. He is sitting in the White House, tweeting, and watching Fox News.”

  3. Anonymous January 15, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    That trump is stacking jhis house with corrupt people like himself who will protect him. I suppose he got advice on how to do that from our russain president vlad.

  4. counterintelligence January 15, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    “The motive is the key to both understanding this president, and what potential actions can be taken against Trump if he broke the law.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/15/adam-schiff-trump-russia.html

  5. anon January 16, 2019 at 8:07 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/16/senator-says-congress-is-almost-ready-to-indict-trump.html

    “more evidence is still required for them to make an air-tight legal case, saying:
    “I do not at all subscribe to the Office of Legal Counsel theory that a president can’t be indicted. I think that if there are crimes that he has committed he should be indicted.”
    “We are certainly in a mode, I believe, of moving toward indictment and charges of the president. But I do not believe, based on what I know― Mueller may know more―that we’re at the stage right now of actually being able to make the charge.”

    “I think that there is a lot of circumstantial evidence that has piled up that one perhaps could take to a jury. But as a prosecutor carrying the burden of persuasion with reasonable doubt on the defendant’s side, I’d want to keep investigating and try to get some really direct evidence.”

  6. anon January 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Is Barr Steve Bannon’s lost bro?
    Creepy, Uncanny resemblance.

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