Throughout the 24/7 news cycle, a legion of Democrats is hyperventilating over the release of the Mueller Report. To a person, they are making fist-pounding demands that Attorney General Robert Barr release the report IMMEDIATELY. They express their mythical “right” to see not only every word of the Mueller Report, but all the backup notes, documents, transcripts, tax returns, tapes, social media postings, files, school records, lists, emails … and Stormy Daniels private phone number.
As proof that the Democrats and the media have not yet learned their lesson, they are out there speculating and hypothecating what MIGHT be in the Report itself. They allege that MAYBE – their favorite sentence starter – Barr has misrepresented what the Report actually says. MAYBE Mueller did not absolve Trump and his campaign from colluding with the Russians. MAYBE there is other information in the Report to show criminality on the part of Trump. MAYBE Muller did not want his bosses at the Justice Department to decide the issue of obstruction of justice. MAYBE he wanted the Report to go to Congress.
They are being entirely disingenuous when they demand the entire report. They know that is not even legally possible. It will be redacted regarding “sources and methods.” There can be no transcript from the secret Grand Jury hearings. No information can be revealed that involves ongoing investigations. There can be no controversy over these issues, but there are other potential redactions.
It is against the rules and policies of the prosecutorial community to reveal any personal information – including derogatory information – about folks who are not indicted. That is why former FBI Director James Comey was severely reprimanded by the agencies’ Inspector General for his Hillary Clinton press conference. And contrary to the opinion of some Democrats, breaking rules does not establish a precedent – as much as the kids may wish that to be true.
If the rules are followed, there can be nary a discouraging word about the President, Donald, Jr., Ivanka, Jared Kushner, Jerome Corsi and a bunch of others who Mueller had no cause to indict – much to the shock of the members of the Trump Resistance Movement, who are currently in mourning.
Then there is the issue of Executive Privilege to be exerted by the President. Regardless of the legitimacy of the action, there will be official objections, and the matter will head to the courts.
What is both strange and offensive about the Democrats’ and the press’ angry demands for the Report is that the Attorney General – from day one – has said that he WILL release the Report “as soon as possible” – a matter of days or weeks, but not months.
Virtually everyone – including the President – has expressed the opinion that the Report should be made public. The only difference is that the rational people are patiently waiting for the AG to do the necessary work and the politically unhinged are running around helter-skelter to get the AG do what he is already doing.
All those indignant demands we see on television are nothing but political posturing – just another false political narrative. Of course, there will be another chorus of outraged Democrats and news personalities when the Report is released – no matter what is says. As the MSNBC slogan says, “It is who they are.”
So, there ‘tis.