Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has concluded and Mueller has submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr. Attorney General Barr submitted a letter to congressional leaders telling them he will consult with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to determine what information he can release to Congress and the public, although Barr says he could brief them on principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.
AG Barr to Congress: “I am reviewing the [Mueller] report and I anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusion as soon as this weekend.”
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) March 22, 2019
— Chad Day (@ChadSDay) March 22, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and a host of other Democrats are calling for Mueller’s full report to be made public.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) March 22, 2019
Releasing a full report (or as much as possible without comprising any classified intelligence) would be in keeping with past Special Counsel reports:
Every Congressional office, and of course media, was given copies of the Starr Report. No reason this should not happen with the Mueller Report.
— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) March 22, 2019
While the end of Mueller’s investigation means no new indictments are expected (including sealed indictments), we still don’t know what the report says.
It remains unclear whether the report Mueller has given to Barr contains:
1) New information
2) Classified information
3) Grand jury information
5) Many or few pages https://t.co/9Jw0WbkYHK
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) March 22, 2019
And we don’t know what will become of the Southern District of New York’s investigation into Trump’s activities will yield.
This isn't surprising. If Mueller wanted to indict anyone else, he would have done so already.
This does not tell us whether Mueller found that Trump committed a crime but could not be indicted because he is president. It also says nothing about the SDNY investigation. https://t.co/hGPR6FZxGX
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) March 22, 2019
What we do know, is how many crimes and shady operations Trump and his cronies have already been implicated in.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 27, 2019
No matter what comes next, let’s not forget that Trump’s campaign manager, deputy campaign manager, foreign policy advisor, fixer, political strategist and national security advisor have been indicted, convicted, or plead guilty of serious crimes.
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 22, 2019
Or put another way by basically everyone on Twitter:
BREAKING: Mueller indicts Trump’s campaign manager, personal lawyer, foreign policy aide, National Security Adviser, and closest confidante for lying to investigators about the campaign’s contacts with Russia as they were interfering with the election on his behalf.
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) March 22, 2019
Waiting for the Mueller Report to confirm collusion is like waiting for the review to confirm that you saw a movie.
— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) March 22, 2019
The Mueller report could be very damning if it contains any of the things we’ve seen the President do and say in public.
— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) March 22, 2019
I wonder if the Mueller report will have anything REALLY explosive in it, like Donald Trump standing in front of reporters and asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) March 22, 2019
And we also know how Trump and his Republican allies, including the right-wing propaganda machine that is Fox News, will react:
CNN: Mueller report
NBC: Mueller report
NYTimes: Mueller report
Runner's World: Mueller report
Boy's Life: Mueller report
Guy taking bottles from my recycling bin: Mueller report
Fox News: welcome back to our 24/7 coverage of young progressive women we both lust for & hate
— Devin Nunes' Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) March 22, 2019
lindsey graham furiously trying to swallow the entire report
— Jake Beckman (@jakebeckman) March 22, 2019
So I guess we’ll all just have to sit tight until there’s any additional information available.