Mueller's report on Russia and Trump to be made public Thursday

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Mueller's report on Russia and Trump to be made public Thursday
The document is expected to contain substantial portions that have been blacked out by the attorney general for various reason.
By Julia Ainsley and Dartunorro Clark

"Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on the Russia investigation and President Donald Trump is expected to be made public Thursday morning, the Justice Department said Monday."
"(W)hile this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him," the special counsel said in his report, according to Barr's letter."









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We shall see what was seen fit to reveal to the American public that has a right to know about this report.
 
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Barr’s blacked out copy will be available Thursday. It’s remains to be seen when we (or at least congress) will get to see the full report. They can’t keep it hidden forever.

Barr has a long history of obfuscating findings.

On Friday the thirteenth October 1989, by happenstance the same day as the “Black Friday” market crash, news leaked of a legal memo authored by William Barr. He was then serving as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). It is highly uncommon for any OLC memo to make headlines. This one did because it was issued in “unusual secrecy”and concluded that the FBI could forcibly abduct people in other countries without the consent of the foreign state. The headline also noted the implication of the legal opinion at that moment in time. It appeared to pave the way for abducting Panama’s leader, Gen. Manuel Noriega.

Members of Congress asked to see the full legal opinion. Barr refused, but said he would provide an account that “summarizes the principal conclusions.” Sound familiar? In March 2019, when Attorney General Barr was handed Robert Mueller’s final report, he wrote that he would “summarize the principal conclusions” of the special counsel’s report for the public.

When Barr withheld the full OLC opinion in 1989 and said to trust his summary of the principal conclusions, Yale law school professor Harold Koh wrote that Barr’s position was “particularly egregious.” Congress also had no appetite for Barr’s stance, and eventually issued a subpoenato successfully wrench the full OLC opinion out of the Department.

What’s different from that struggle and the current struggle over the Mueller report is that we know how the one in 1989 eventually turned out.
When the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr’s summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion’s principal conclusions.


Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989

Dejavu all over again
 
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