I immediately downloaded the Mueller Report from the Justice Department’s website. Unfortunately, the PDF file was not searchable. I went ahead and OCR’ed the entire 448-page report.
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Before they released the Mueller Report William Barr gave a press conference that seemed to be one Trump’s defense lawyer would give and one from our country’s. The Daily KOS’ Mark Sumner reported it as follows.
In a brief press conference, William Barr made blazingly clear what was already apparent: He is not the attorney general of the United States; he is Donald Trump’s lead defense attorney.
After pausing just a moment to introduce an apparently catatonic Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Barr moved straight into the purpose of his press conference: repeating, over, and over, and over, and over, that the Mueller report did not find evidence of criminal collusion. Barr recited the same phrases he used in his March 24 letter to Congress not once, but five times, making this by far the longest part of the report. Barr made an absolute point of adding the phrase “no collusion”—a term that has no legal meaning, but which was clearly there for the benefit of the only audience Barr cares about.
Barr then skated extremely hastily past the relationship between the campaign and WikiLeaks. He quickly outlined how, “under applicable law,” a very narrow set of circumstances would be required to bring charges against the Trump campaign related to the publication of stolen documents and, at least according to Barr’s claims, that extremely narrow set of circumstances wasn’t met. Next.
Finally, Barr mounted an absolutely astounding defense of Trump’s actions in relation to obstruction. Claiming that Trump had a “sincere belief” that the investigation was interfering with his actions in office, and that he was “frustrated” by the scrutiny of the FBI and special counsel, Barr waved away the entirety of Trump’s actions. He did so even though he admitted that Mueller did not explicitly leave the decision on obstruction up to the attorney general.
Shame on the attorney general.