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RedState 04-04-2019 02:09 AM

GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
The Mueller team has been silent for 2 years, making comments about being misrepresented here speaks major volumes.


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But members of Mueller’s team have complained to close associates that the evidence they gathered on obstruction was alarming and significant.

“It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject’s sensitivity.

They prepared a public summary for Barr! but he chose to ignore it so he could attempt to cover up their findings.

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Some members of the office were particularly disappointed that Barr did not release summary information the special counsel team had prepared, according to two people familiar with their reactions.

“There was immediate displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,” according one U.S. official briefed on the matter.

Summaries were prepared for different sections of the report, with a view that they could made public, the official said.

The report was prepared “so that the front matter from each section could have been released immediately — or very quickly,” the official said. “It was done in a way that minimum redactions, if any, would have been necessary, and the work would have spoken for itself.”

Mueller’s team assumed the information was going to be made available to the public, the official said, “and so they prepared their summaries to be shared in their own words — and not in the attorney general’s summary of their work, as turned out to be the case.”
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“It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject’s sensitivity.

This is definitely a shot across the bow directed at Barr. There's just no way these sources would have gone to the press like this without the approval of the Mueller team members, who clearly are significant members of the team.

"Tell the ****ing truth or we will. Period."

There is no way this would have leaked without Muellers consent. No doubt everybody on that team is already preparing to testify to congress.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...96e_story.html

AZRWinger 04-04-2019 09:37 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
It's not the team's responsibility to make certain materials released comply with law, that is Barr's responsibility. Mueller hand picked Trump hating zealots for the team so it's not surprising anything short of lynching disappointed some of them. ;)

There is no basis for the claim Mueller approved the leak of dissatisfaction with Barr's letter, if in fact there is a source for the article at all. The investigation is over so they cannot be fired for leaking to the Resistance media desperate to salvage the Russian collusion hoax. :thumbsup

It's amusing to the scramble to redefine terms such as collusion and the hysterical proclamation that any so-called evidence proves Trump guilty. Mueller was touted as the great defender of the rule of law, perfect in every respect until the report came out. :nahnah

Hairy Jello 04-04-2019 09:41 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
Sorry, libs, y'all lost. Ya can either move on to your next conspiracy or keep beating this deceased horse.

https://media.giphy.com/media/RL0xU1daTlMoE/giphy.gif

GottaGo 04-04-2019 09:48 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
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Originally Posted by RedState (Post 966482)
The Mueller team has been silent for 2 years, making comments about being misrepresented here speaks major volumes.

They prepared a public summary for Barr! but he chose to ignore it so he could attempt to cover up their findings.

This is definitely a shot across the bow directed at Barr. There's just no way these sources would have gone to the press like this without the approval of the Mueller team members, who clearly are significant members of the team.

"Tell the ****ing truth or we will. Period."

There is no way this would have leaked without Muellers consent. No doubt everybody on that team is already preparing to testify to congress.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...96e_story.html

Anonymous sources, again....

IMO, there would be to obvious a situation for Barr to prevaricate. He could be called on it so easily.

Interesting, the headline used for this thread contradicts what apparently the article contains.
'GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team' One could almost say that Mueller's team is saying the GOP isn't covering up a thing.... but maybe that's just my perception.

Should be interesting if this goes anywhere.

FrancSevin 04-04-2019 10:02 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedState (Post 966482)
The Mueller team has been silent for 2 years, making comments about being misrepresented here speaks major volumes.





They prepared a public summary for Barr! but he chose to ignore it so he could attempt to cover up their findings.






This is definitely a shot across the bow directed at Barr. There's just no way these sources would have gone to the press like this without the approval of the Mueller team members, who clearly are significant members of the team.

"Tell the ****ing truth or we will. Period."

There is no way this would have leaked without Muellers consent. No doubt everybody on that team is already preparing to testify to congress.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...96e_story.html

Are these the same un-named or anonymous sources that have been leaking false information to the media for the last 2 1/2 years? Or just the same media that makes up crap and claims it came from un-named anonymous sources?


We are going to see the report in less than two weeks from now. So I have to ask,,," at this point, what difference does it make?"

Dog Man 04-04-2019 12:50 PM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RedState (Post 966482)
The Mueller team has been silent for 2 years, making comments about being misrepresented here speaks major volumes.





They prepared a public summary for Barr! but he chose to ignore it so he could attempt to cover up their findings.






This is definitely a shot across the bow directed at Barr. There's just no way these sources would have gone to the press like this without the approval of the Mueller team members, who clearly are significant members of the team.

"Tell the ****ing truth or we will. Period."

There is no way this would have leaked without Muellers consent. No doubt everybody on that team is already preparing to testify to congress.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...96e_story.html

Why doesn't the Lib media just release their interpretation of Muellers report now? You know it is written and ready to go.

Waiting for them to read the report is just a worthless formality.

cnredd 04-04-2019 01:13 PM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
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Originally Posted by FrancSevin (Post 966501)
Are these the same un-named or anonymous sources that have been leaking false information to the media for the last 2 1/2 years? Or just the same media that makes up crap and claims it came from un-named anonymous sources?

That was my thinking...

They used anonymous sources to make up crap before the report...Why stop now?...:yawn

Jeerleader 04-05-2019 02:11 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
And the funny thing is they aren't paying any attention to real people who know, speaking on the record. John Dowd, Trumps lawyer did two podcasts with Byron York (of course being it is conservative media, such things hide in plain sight, totally ignored by echo-chamber dwelling leftists).

York reports Dowd describing Trump's full and complete cooperation with Mueller:


"Dowd stressed that the Trump White House fully cooperated with Mueller's investigation, and that on more than one occasion Trump instructed Dowd to inform Mueller that the president respected the prosecutor's work. But how could one say Trump fully cooperated when the president was, at the same time, loudly denouncing the probe as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax," and bashing Mueller's prosecutors as "17 angry Democrats"?

The answer lay in Trump's longtime habit of operating on two levels. On the surface, Trump sets off controversies, often using Twitter to say something outrageous that sets the media agenda and leaves some commentators with their hair on fire. At the same time, below the surface, Trump is actually taking steps to get a particular job done.

That was true with the Russia probe. For public consumption, Trump was denouncing Mueller and trashing his team. Behind the scenes, Trump was cooperating and making sure his staff did the same. . . .

Dowd said Mueller understood that Trump had to mount a political defense on the Russia issue. "Bob understood this, it was political," Dowd said. " [Trump] had to handle the political side, and that was his way of doing it with his tweets and his comments ... Bob was a big boy about the political side of it. He understood the president had to address the politics of it. He couldn't just say nothing. People were pounding him about this thing every day, both privately and publicly, and he had to take [Mueller] on."

Mueller's only real concern about the president's rhetoric, Dowd said, was the worry that it might send a message to Trump's side not to cooperate.

"Early on, when the president started teeing off on Mueller, Mueller indicated to me that he was worried that some people might not cooperate," Dowd said. "I said, well we've encouraged everyone to cooperate, and if you want me to say something publicly about that, and the president, we're happy to do it. And we did. We encouraged everyone who was asked to cooperate ... Bob was satisfied with that. It never came up again."

In the end, Dowd said, Mueller "acknowledged that all the witnesses told the truth, all the documents were there, there was nothing missing, no documents destroyed." The level of cooperation, Dowd said, was "truly remarkable," all while the president distracted the world with his tweets."

The reason that the document production was so complete is because of an interesting privilege agreement that relied on a remarkable level of trust:


"Dowd explained that fellow Trump lawyer Ty Cobb came up with an idea for the White House to turn over the documents under the terms of an informal understanding with Mueller. The idea was this: Mueller was in the executive branch. The White House was in the executive branch. The White House would hand over the material, one executive branch entity to another, without claiming any privilege, provided Mueller would agree that, if he intended to use the material in any public way, he would first consult the White House.

"It was the idea of Ty Cobb to fashion this so that we could expedite the production of documents and testimony," Dowd said. "You can imagine what a nightmare it would be to take document by document and assert the privilege, because most of it was within [executive] privilege, and indeed the White House communications privilege. I thought it was a great idea. Ty got Bob's and [top deputy James] Quarles' promise that if they needed to use any of it publicly, they would come back to the White House."

I asked how that might work in an adversarial relationship. After all, Mueller's staff were prosecutors. They might want to use the material to indict the president (against Justice Department policy but discussed publicly at the time), or to create a road map for Congress to impeach him. How could Trump go along with that? Was that evidence of an extraordinary level of trust?

"It was," Dowd said. "I would not call it adversarial. That comes when you charge. This was more inquisitorial. Bob was simply investigating, inquiring into certain matters that had been brought to his attention ... and there was indeed more trust in our relationship than in any in my entire career.""

This is going to be such an interesting couple weeks . . .

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RedState 04-05-2019 03:26 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
The Mueller Report reportedly includes detailed accounts of Trump campaign contacts with Russia and paints a picture of a campaign whose members were manipulated by a sophisticated Russian intelligence operation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/don...ll-new-n990776


It sure looks like Mueller laid out all the evidence for Congress to take up. And it sure looks like Barr unduly inserted himself into this and put his own spin on that evidence. But it sure looks like Congress & the American people will have the last say here. As they should.

RedState 04-05-2019 04:31 AM

Re: GOP Coverup of Muellers Findings is refuted by Mullers team
 
"Barr's handling of the Mueller report has confirmed the worst suspicions of his critics, and is doing further damage to the reputation of the Department of Justice,"

https://www.thedailybeast.com/barr-l...a=twitter_page



It's obvious Barr is doing all he is able to protect tRUmp.

But then again, that's precisely the reason he was hired: he promised to protect tRUmp.


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