Multiple media outlets are reporting that Robert Mueller’s probe has concluded and his report to DOJ is anticipated next week. While the media reports are just that: reports based on sources, the timing does make sense.
For two years CTH has drawn attention to a very specific pattern; the large ‘Sypgate-centric’ releases are always when President Trump is outside Washington DC. Next week President Trump is traveling to Vietnam for a second summit with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un, so the timing fits the historic pattern.
Today President Trump was asked about the possibility of a Muller report release and he stated: “that will entirely be up to the Attorney General”, William Barr. The new AG told congress it would be his statutory role to provide a summary report of the Mueller conclusions with his intent to provide as much substance as possible.
Additionally, the timing of a report next week would fit a need for Speaker Pelosi, Adam Schiff (HPSCI), Elijah Cummings (WH oversight), and more importantly, Jerry Nadler (House Judiciary). Nadler would be the lead House committee chairman to exploit the anticipated impeachment angle.
Congress was openly hoping to use the testimony of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as the seed for the impeachment process. However, Cohen has cancelled appearances three times and is scheduled to report to federal prison on March 6th – time is running out for Pelosi’s preferred sequence. [Note: Pelosi has given Adam Schiff until April 15th to deliver his summer schedule for investigations, subpoenas and general resistance efforts.]
The process of Attorney General William Barr delivering a summary document about the completed Mueller investigation is an aspect we have previously discussed.
At the conclusion of the inquiry, if there is no determination of criminal wrongdoing, the investigator does not outline the investigation in a report to the general public.
The basic premise behind this standard process is simple, it’s the same tenet behind the grand jury process: everyone is innocent unless they can be proven to be guilty.
If everyone who was ever investigated had the internal investigative material made public it would be profoundly unfair to the target. It would be even more unfair if the investigator was allowed to frame a public report, with their own internal biases and innuendo, in lieu of their ability to find criminal wrongdoing.
Now amplify that simple fairness issue x 1,000 and consider how severely political federal investigators might produce such a document against their opposition. It is easy to see how such a report can be weaponized for political benefit. The weaponization and benefit is the goal of the current Democrat leadership.
However, specifically to address these issues, and in an attempt to remove the political weaponization possible within the special counsel statute, the DOJ framed the ending of a special counsel investigation such that a summary of investigative finding is delivered to the U.S. Attorney General, who then puts out a public statement (of sorts) describing the conclusion (the finding).
Pelosi, Schumer and the Democrats do not want William Barr to be able to write a summary, a public statement, based on the report delivered to him by Robert Mueller.
Instead, the Democrats want the report from Mueller, including all the investigative trails that were exhausted, so they can exploit aspects of the inquiry that were not able to be proven, and weaponize “innuendo” and “possibility” for political benefit.
There will likely be a massive and coordinated push by the allied elements within media and resistance institutions to demand full access to the Mueller report. It should be quite a fight…. this is the holy grail for the resistance effort.
If the Mueller report is a nothingburger the media melt-down will be off-the-charts.