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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Under the regulations that governed his appointment and now guide his final acts, Mueller is to provide a confidential report to one person only: the attorney general. The regulations, which were promulgated 20 years ago during the final months of the Clinton administration, do not contemplate any sort of report sent directly from the special counsel to Congress or the general public. To the contrary, the regulations call upon the attorney general, William Barr, to receive the confidential report and then do two things: First, to notify Congress of the investigation's completion and, second, to provide an explanation for certain specifically enumerated actions. There is no requirement for a Barr-edited version of the Mueller report.

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If you get your legal ethics from the likes of Ken Starr just know you aren't getting ethics, you're getting partisan garbage. Of course the American people have a right to know what Mueller has discovered, the rules Starr is pretending that limit his ability to report to the American people are not law, they are just the rules put into place previously by Republican AGs to protect Republican Presidents accused of crimes even bigger than those committed by Trump. They protected them from charges of treason and should be totally ignored and the American people should demand it. Ken Starr is a piece of crap and should be laughed at every time he shows his treasonous face.
I have a feeling that when Barr tries to prevent the American people from learning about the crimes committed by this illigitimate President the push back is going to be much larger than these crooks expect.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-23 05:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"Cannot seek indictment" didn't stop Ken Starr from spouting off tabout Whitewater though, did it?

#2 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-03-23 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

He lost all credibility with Whitewater. Throw in the sexual abuse he covered up and I have to seriously doubt why anyone would give any weight to his opinion whatsoever.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-03-23 12:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If he is subpoenaed by a House Committee, I believe he will be required to answer questions which the Representatives ask.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-03-23 01:51 PM | Reply

I just find it funny that Starr hints that he too finds Trumplethinskin a tad over the top.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-03-23 04:05 PM | Reply

In this day and age everything is on a flash drive. I suspect there are hundred copies of Meuler's report and nearly everyone in the FBI knows someone who has a copy.

I suspect Barr knows full well that he cannot stop the final copy from coming out. If he doesn't release it, someone else will.

I wouldn't be suprised if Pelosi already has a copy and has to pretend she doesn't for a few days just to give Barr a chance to do the right thing.

#6 | Posted by prius04 at 2019-03-23 05:40 PM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY DANNI

mueller wasn't the same entity that starr was. i think starr is saying that it wasn't within mueller's purview to issue indictments..he was supposed to give it all to the AG and it's the AG's place to offer explanations and go forward with any called for legal actions. starr is partisan slime but he's a good lawyer and very calculating in his choice of words

#7 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-03-23 08:38 PM | Reply

If Mueller's report vindicates Trump et al, Trump will want it released. If it doesn't, he won't, but either way it should be released :

But here's the thing: Having vested in an executive branch official the principal authority to investigate the president -- having done so knowing that this official cannot indict the president, and thus knowing also that all he can do is "report" about him -- the report becomes everything. It becomes the only mechanism by which you can figure out why the investigation is over. It becomes the central vehicle for the redeployment of the criminal probe for all of the other democratic purposes we have invested in that probe. At least as regards the president himself, one cannot then read much into the end of the investigation without reference to the text of the report. The report is the investigation and the investigation is the report.

www.lawfareblog.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-24 11:30 AM | Reply

Putin got to Starr?

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-03-24 06:27 PM | Reply

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