BREAKING: William Barr releases the summary of the Mueller Report

BREAKING: William Barr releases the summary of the Mueller Report

Well, here it is.

You can read Barr’s letter here.

According to Barr, Special Counsel Robert Mueller punted on the question of whether Donald Trump and his campaign obstructed justice. Also, there was no clear case of collusion to influence the 2016 election.

To say these conclusions are stunning is an understatement.

However, what we have is Barr’s summary, not Mueller’s report. Now it’s up to Congress (read: the Democratic-controlled House) to subpoena Barr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Mueller, and the report and underlying evidence.

I’m not going to lie. This is the worst we were expecting. But, again, this is Barr’s summary, not the report itself.

Let it all out in the comments.


POSTSCRIPT

OK, now that the first wave has passed, I have this to say.

This is not 2016.

Let’s be perfectly frank with each other: in 2016 we thought the Obama years would just continue. Certainly no one would vote for that orange moron!

We were wrong. We had eight years under a superlative president, and we blithely assumed it would go on in perpetuity.

But a lot has happened since 2016. We are all battle tested. We’ve been hardened.

This “letter” is what we could have expected. This regime will do whatever it needs to do to escape accountability.

But we have the ultimate power of accountability. We displayed that power last November. We’ll keep displaying up until November 2020.

People have the power. That is the lesson of our Republic. Not Mueller. Not Barr. Not Trump. Not the Koch Brothers. Not the Mercers.

So, if you need to be here to vent, make yourselves comfortable.

But, as I said in the comments, this is a war of attrition. There will be very few clear-cut victories, because that’s the way things go. Recharge yourselves, rejuvenate yourselves, and keep fighting. This country is worth the struggle.



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