Special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report was an immense 400+ pages long, without including supporting exhibits and documents, yet Donald Trump’s Attorney General William Barr was able to release his “summary” of the report in less than 48 hours. Something is going on because Trump is back to attacking the Mueller report this morning and William Barr is walking back his own summary.
Trump claimed this Monday morning that people are now pretending that Mueller “doesn’t exist.” He is trying to imply that no one wants to see the final report, or something. But Trump is saying this in the wake of the House Judiciary Committee announcing today that it intends to authorize subpoenas Wednesday morning for Mueller’s full report.
“Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Others are pretending that their former hero, Bob Mueller, no longer exists!”
Now that the long awaited Mueller Report conclusions have been released, most Democrats and others
have gone back to the pre-Witch Hunt phase of their lives before Collusion Delusion took over. Others are pretending that their former hero, Bob Mueller, no longer exists!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2019
No one is pretending Mueller doesn’t exist. In fact, people are simply calling for the full release of the report, because all we’ve gotten so far is Trump’s hand picked Attorney General’s opinion of the evidence contained in the report. Trump constantly spins and lies about stories that are close to being published, so perhaps Barr missed something in Mueller’s extensive report?
His own words seem to indicate that’s a strong possibility. Barr has issued statements about his summary that are clearly him backtracking. “I am aware of some media reports and other public statements mischaracterizing my March 24, 2019, supplemental notification as a ‘summary’ of the Special Counsel’s investigation and report,” Barr said last week, “My March 24 letter was not, and did not purport to be, an exhaustive recounting of the Special Counsel’s investigation or report. As my letter made clear, my notification to Congress and the public provided, pending release of the report, a summary of its ‘principal conclusions’ – that is, its bottom line…. I do not believe it would be in the public’s interest for me to attempt to summarize the full report or to release it in serial or piecemeal fashion.”
Barr is clearly covering himself with this statement. Is it that crazy to think that he rushed through the report and missed key pieces of evidence after he released his “summary” after less than 24 hours? Of course not, that’s completely possible.
Consider this, why would House Democrats be going as far as issuing a subpoena for the full report if they thought the full report didn’t have any damaging information about Trump? Something is definitely going on, because Trump is clearly not happy that Democrats are still pursuing the release of the full report, which he has claimed he doesn’t mind. That was obviously another lie, Trump doesn’t want the full report released because there is something in there.