Donald Trump thinks that his Attorney General, William Barr, has cleared him of all charges of collusion from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It doesn’t matter that Barr is serving as Trump’s personal lawyer instead of serving the people of the United States — Trump has claimed victory, and almost immediately started gloating.
Now that the Mueller probe has ended, and Bill Barr sent his summary letter to Congress, Donald Trump and his allies believe they have a winning issue for the 2020 election. But that may not be true.
Now that Bob Mueller has delivered his report to William Barr, the fight against Donald Trump and his criminal family and businesses will move to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig said on CNN this morning that the statement by Robert Mueller that he is too busy to comply with a request to unseal redacted documents has revealed something big is in the works at the special counsel’s office.
Under guidelines set out by the Department of Justice (DOJ) special counsel Robert Mueller must submit a report on his findings of criminal conduct to Attorney General William Barr. He may or may not release the so-called “criminal report” to Congress and to the public.
J.T. Smith II, executive assistant to Attorney General Elliot Richardson during the Watergate scandal, writes in this morning’s New York Times that current Attorney General William Barr must reconsider the Justice Department (DOJ) policy against indicting a sitting president.
Over a two-thirds majority of American voters want the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to be released to the public once it is completed, according to the results of a new public opinion poll released on Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller on Saturday released a sentencing memo for former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. But the memo did not follow Mueller’s past practices of including many details which could have shed light on who Manafort was conspiring with when he worked with Russia to help Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016.
“Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.”
Rhode Island Democratic Congressman David Cicilline told CNN’s New Day this morning that the American people deserve to see the Mueller report. And he also said that he will take any and all steps necessary to make sure that happens. He said that he will even begin impeachment proceedings in the House to assure that Mueller’s report is made public.
William Barr as the new Attorney General of the United States, will make the call about who gets a copy of the final report issued by special counsel Bob Mueller. But if he tries to stop Congress from using Mueller’s work for its own probes, he will have a major fight on his hands, according to House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY).
Editor’s Note: The idea of indicting a sitting president is still a matter of debate.
The fate of Donald Trump — and the nation — may lie in the hands of his next attorney general, William Barr. Since Justice Department policy prohibits indictment of a sitting president on criminal charges, the only way for Trump to be forced from office is impeachment.
House Democrats are investigating acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to determine if he has ever improperly shared information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with President Trump or his lawyers.
The debate over making special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is rapidly heating up and may soon come to a boil.
There is some evidence that Mueller may finish his investigation soon, and while most Americans and members of Congress want to see the probe’s results, not everyone agrees that this is required, or even a good idea.
When Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham asked William P. Barr, Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, whether it would be a crime if “the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely,” Barr was very clear in his answer, saying simply: “Yes. Under an obstruction statute, yes.”
Donald Trump has called prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller on the Russia probe “angry Democrats.” Even though most of them have been lifelong Republicans, he has pointed out that in the past some of them gave political donations to Democrats as proof that they are biased against him.