Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said on Saturday that attorney general William Barr’s four-page summary is essentially meaningless and that Robert Mueller’s actual report will likely be a “dramatic” document containing compelling evidence of Trump’s crimes.
In an interview on MNSBC’s AM Joy, the former federal prosecutor said, “Bill Barr’s summary assertion will mean nothing at the end of the day because the evidence will speak for itself.”
“In those 400 pages, without even counting the attachments, Bob Mueller will have done a thorough job and we will all see what it is he found,” Kirschner added. “And when he can’t clear the president of obstructing justice, I suspect what he found is going to be pretty dramatic.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) March 30, 2019
I would say, Joy, that’s contrary to the May 2017 appointment letter which set out the jurisdictional mandate, the scope, if you will, of Bob Mueller’s investigation. And it was worded much more broadly than that. In the first of three paragraphs, it said that Bob Mueller is directed to investigate any contacts or coordination between members of the Trump campaign and Russia. That’s a fairly broad mandate. So I don’t understand and I don’t think any of us will ever understand until we see the full Mueller report. Why Bill Barr would try to constrict the actual scope of Bob Mueller’s investigation? But what I remain confident of is that in those 400 pages, without even counting the attachments, Bob Mueller will have done a thorough job and we will all see what it is he found. And when he can’t clear the president of obstructing justice, I suspect what he found is going to be pretty dramatic.
Innocent people don’t stage massive cover-ups
All along, through his Twitter tantrums and repeated efforts to obstruct the Russia investigation, Donald Trump has behaved like a man who knows he’s about to be exposed as a criminal.
William Barr’s four-page summary – which he is now backing away from – may have painted a rosy picture for Trump, but if it was so reflective of the full Mueller report, then they would have released all of the special counsel findings immediately.
Instead, the administration is behaving as they have all along, like people who know they’re guilty and are working tirelessly to conceal the facts.
The longer the Trump administration refuses to release the full report to Congress and the American people, the more hollow their victory laps look and the more it looks like they’re staging a massive cover-up.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.