UPDATE: Transcript Added – AG William Barr Holds Press Conference on Mueller Report Release – 9:30am EST Livestream…

A much anticipated press conference today with Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as they release the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. When the actual report is released we can FIND IT HERE.

UPDATE: Video and Transcript Added

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[Transcript of prepared remarks] Good Morning. Thank you all for being here today.

On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations.

As I said during my Senate confirmation hearing and since, I am committed to ensuring the greatest possible degree of transparency concerning the Special Counsel’s investigation, consistent with the law.

At 11:00 this morning, I will transmit copies of a public version of the Special Counsel’s report to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. The Department of Justice will also make the report available to the American public by posting it on the Department’s website after it has been delivered to Congress.

I would like to offer a few comments today on the report.

But before I do that, I want to thank Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for joining me here today and for his assistance and counsel throughout this process. Rod has served the Department of Justice for many years with dedication and distinction, and it has been a great privilege and pleasure to work with him since my confirmation. He had well-deserved plans to step back from public service that I interrupted by asking him to help in my transition. Rod has been an invaluable partner, and I am grateful that he was willing to help me and has been able to see the Special Counsel’s investigation to its conclusion. Thank you, Rod.

I would also like to thank Special Counsel Mueller for his service and the thoroughness of his investigation, particularly his work exposing the nature of Russia’s attempts to interfere in our electoral process.

As you know, one of the primary purposes of the Special Counsel’s investigation was to determine whether members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, or any individuals associated with that campaign, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

Volume I of the Special Counsel’s report describes the results of that investigation. As you will see, the Special Counsel’s report states that his “investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

I am sure that all Americans share my concerns about the efforts of the Russian government to interfere in our presidential election. As the Special Counsel’s report makes clear, the Russian government sought to interfere in our election. But thanks to the Special Counsel’s thorough investigation, we now know that the Russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of President Trump or the Trump campaign – or the knowing assistance of any other Americans for that matter. That is something that all Americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed.

The Special Counsel’s report outlines two main efforts by the Russian government to influence the 2016 election:

First, the report details efforts by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian company with close ties to the Russian government, to sow social discord among American voters through disinformation and social media operations.

Following a thorough investigation of this disinformation campaign, the Special Counsel brought charges in federal court against several Russian nationals and entities for their respective roles in this scheme. Those charges remain pending, and the individual defendants remain at large.

But the Special Counsel found no evidence that any Americans – including anyone associated with the Trump campaign – conspired or coordinated with the Russian government or the IRA in carrying out this illegal scheme.

Indeed, as the report states, “[t]he investigation did not identify evidence that any U.S. persons knowingly or intentionally coordinated with the IRA’s interference operation.” Put another way, the Special Counsel found no “collusion” by any Americans in the IRA’s illegal activity.

Second, the report details efforts by Russian military officials associated with the GRU to hack into computers and steal documents and emails from individuals affiliated with the Democratic Party and the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton for the purpose of eventually publicizing those emails. Obtaining such unauthorized access into computers is a federal crime.

Following a thorough investigation of these hacking operations, the Special Counsel brought charges in federal court against several Russian military officers for their respective roles in these illegal hacking activities. Those charges are still pending and the defendants remain at large.

But again, the Special Counsel’s report did not find any evidence that members of the Trump campaign or anyone associated with the campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its hacking operations. In other words, there was no evidence of Trump campaign “collusion” with the Russian government’s hacking.

The Special Counsel’s investigation also examined Russian efforts to publish stolen emails and documents on the internet. The Special Counsel found that, after the GRU disseminated some of the stolen materials through its own controlled entities, DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, the GRU transferred some of the stolen materials to Wikileaks for publication. Wikileaks then made a series of document dumps.

The Special Counsel also investigated whether any member or affiliate of the Trump campaign encouraged or otherwise played a role in these dissemination efforts. Under applicable law, publication of these types of materials would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy. Here too, the Special Counsel’s report did not find that any person associated with the Trump campaign illegally participated in the dissemination of the materials.

Finally, the Special Counsel investigated a number of “links” or “contacts” between Trump Campaign officials and individuals connected with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. After reviewing those contacts, the Special Counsel did not find any conspiracy to violate U.S. law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign.

So that is the bottom line. After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the Special Counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.

After finding no underlying collusion with Russia, the Special Counsel’s report goes on to consider whether certain actions of the President could amount to obstruction of the Special Counsel’s investigation. As I addressed in my March 24th letter, the Special Counsel did not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment regarding this allegation. Instead, the report recounts ten episodes involving the President and discusses potential legal theories for connecting these actions to elements of an obstruction offense.

After carefully reviewing the facts and legal theories outlined in the report, and in consultation with the Office of Legal Counsel and other Department lawyers, the Deputy Attorney General and I concluded that the evidence developed by the Special Counsel is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.

Although the Deputy Attorney General and I disagreed with some of the Special Counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we did not rely solely on that in making our decision. Instead, we accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the evidence as presented by the Special Counsel in reaching our conclusion.

In assessing the President’s actions discussed in the report, it is important to bear in mind the context. President Trump faced an unprecedented situation. As he entered into office, and sought to perform his responsibilities as President, federal agents and prosecutors were scrutinizing his conduct before and after taking office, and the conduct of some of his associates. At the same time, there was relentless speculation in the news media about the President’s personal culpability.

Yet, as he said from the beginning, there was in fact no collusion. And as the Special Counsel’s report acknowledges, there is substantial evidence to show that the President was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks.

Nonetheless, the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, providing unfettered access to campaign and White House documents, directing senior aides to testify freely, and asserting no privilege claims. And at the same time, the President took no act that in fact deprived the Special Counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation. Apart from whether the acts were obstructive, this evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the President had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation.

Now, before I take questions, I want to address a few aspects of the process for producing the public report that I am releasing today. As I said several times, the report contains limited redactions relating to four categories of information. To ensure as much transparency as possible, these redactions have been clearly labelled and color-coded so that readers can tell which redactions correspond to which categories.

As you will see, most of the redactions were compelled by the need to prevent harm to ongoing matters and to comply with court orders prohibiting the public disclosure of information bearing upon ongoing investigations and criminal cases, such as the IRA case and the Roger Stone case.

These redactions were applied by Department of Justice attorneys working closely together with attorneys from the Special Counsel’s Office, as well as with the intelligence community, and prosecutors who are handling ongoing cases. The redactions are their work product.

Consistent with long-standing Executive Branch practice, the decision whether to assert Executive privilege over any portion of the report rested with the President of the United States. Because the White House voluntarily cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, significant portions of the report contain material over which the President could have asserted privilege. And he would have been well within his rights to do so.

Following my March 29th letter, the Office of the White House Counsel requested the opportunity to review the redacted version of the report in order to advise the President on the potential invocation of privilege, which is consistent with long-standing practice. Following that review, the President confirmed that, in the interests of transparency and full disclosure to the American people, he would not assert privilege over the Special Counsel’s report. Accordingly, the public report I am releasing today contains redactions only for the four categories that I previously outlined, and no material has been redacted based on executive privilege.

In addition, earlier this week, the President’s personal counsel requested and were given the opportunity to read a final version of the redacted report before it was publicly released. That request was consistent with the practice followed under the Ethics in Government Act, which permitted individuals named in a report prepared by an Independent Counsel the opportunity to read the report before publication. The President’s personal lawyers were not permitted to make, and did not request, any redactions.

In addition to making the redacted report public, we are also committed to working with Congress to accommodate their legitimate oversight interests with respect to the Special Counsel’s investigation. We have been consulting with Chairman Graham and Chairman Nadler throughout this process, and we will continue to do so.

Given the limited nature of the redactions, I believe that the publicly released report will allow every American to understand the results of the Special Counsel’s investigation. Nevertheless, in an effort to accommodate congressional requests, we will make available to a bipartisan group of leaders from several Congressional committees a version of the report with all redactions removed except those relating to grand-jury information. Thus, these members of Congress will be able to see all of the redacted material for themselves – with the limited exception of that which, by law, cannot be shared.

I believe that this accommodation, together with my upcoming testimony before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, will satisfy any need Congress has for information regarding the Special Counsel’s investigation.

Once again, I would like to thank you all for being here today. I now have a few minutes for questions.

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895 Responses to UPDATE: Transcript Added – AG William Barr Holds Press Conference on Mueller Report Release – 9:30am EST Livestream…

  1. nimrodman says:

    I’m just thankful the Macedonian Content Farmers weren’t further maligned – at least not more ‘n usual

    It’s a hard life, the soil’s parched and leached of nutrients
    Not easy going, by any means

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  2. sundance says:

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    • Thank you SD for posting this.

      Techno calls this shot (coulda put an i instead of an o) for what it is!

      Liked by 2 people

      • arze says:

        Mifsud is mentioned in report; Halper’s name may have been redacted.

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      • Some of Techno Fog’s Twitter responses suggest the Roddy Rosenstein was there to aid Pres.Trump in uncovering all the Criminals at the DOJ & FBI. I DISAGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY. As has been amply reported by Sundance & CTH…Roddy Rosenstein was an Integral Cog in the “Insurance Policy” Wheel. DIRTY Robert Swan Mueller III has TIES to ALL these Criminals for Decades & that includes now FBI Dir. Chris Wray. It has been suggested that the Criminals at the DOJ & FBI chose ‘Bobby 3 Sticks’ which is Ludicrous. DIRTY Mueller has a history of Criminality at the DOJ and FBI even before Bushy ’43 appointing him FBI Director. Example : The PERSECUTION of Lyndon LaRouche, Enhancing the IRAQ WMD theory, Wrongful Prosecution of the Chemist of the Anthrax Letter Scare, Purposeful Misidentifying the Security Guard at the Atlanta Olympics…The list is endless.
        ~ALL those Criminals; including Roddy, at some point were involved in the ‘J. Edgar Hoover WANNABE’ ascension to prominence.~

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        • I can’t disagree with you. Pretty much on target.

          Been following all this stuff before I got more engaged here at the CTH. But taking from SD’s post today, perhaps technofrog has seen the light. You know there are those who thought so and so originally were white hats. I never believed that about any of them.

          I take from SD’s tweet post that TF’s position is different now. Admittedly, I’ve not seen TF’s earlier tweets. So you have a point there.

          If you remember one of SD’s posts within the last year, even he, trying hard not to judge wrongly, was sifting through a lot of deep thought about whether RR was good or bad. I have to credit SD for giving it his best, humble shot to not unfairly judge. Most probably don’t remember that thread. It actually made me respect SD more for at least trying to be fair. But it wasn’t long after that he concluded RR was DS and corrupt. I never doubted from the beginning about RR.

          So again, perhaps TF went through the same process if thought to now know better about RR.

          Really appreciate your input here.

          Shalom

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          • Shalom Angelle…NOT ONLY did Rosie set the table for AG Barr but he KNOWS that when he leaves the gov…HE HAS LOST EVERYTHING — INCLUDING A PLACE IN THE ORDER SEQUENCE OF HISTORY AS A DISGRACED FIB DIRECTOR…He won’t even be able to get a job and his wife, Lisa Barsoomian, is going to be disgraced also. Their lives will NEVER be the same…Hope they have a lot of money stashed!!!

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            • He should go down as a statute in the hall of the disgrace of treason, sedition and shame.

              Our forefathers would have not taken kindly to the likes of these traitors and seditionists.

              I would like to go back in time and present this whole situation to GW, BF and the forefathers of our Republic and just sit and listen to their thoughts about how they would react. Benjamin would probably say….this is exactly what I was talking about when I said…a Republic if you can keep it.

              I don’t even want any of these traitors to be able to slink back and live off stashed away money.

              TYankee, soldier!
              SF!

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        • jimboct says:

          Rosie took the deal offered by Barr. Sing and you don’t go to jail. They had him (Rosie) dead to rights with the classified scope memo. His body language said it all. Looked like a kid who had to take his sister to the prom.
          Rosie has now turned states evidence. May God have mercy on their souls

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  3. henry says:

    Some fools you just cannot pity.

    Liked by 7 people

    • L4grasshopper says:

      Not just a tool….a rusted tetanus encrusted tool…..

      Liked by 7 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      Hey, Toobin….so I guess when you knocked up Greenfield’s daughter and disparaged her, ti was not an act of an innocent man.

      Hard pass, Dude.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Tl Howard says:

      I really hate that guy. Made a living off the OJ trial, fell in love with the cameras, and now makes a living as a puppet for his globalist masters.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Ken Lawson says:

      Toobin says that Trump’s frustration at leaks and investigation are evidence of guilt, but I’d say that Toobin’s constant justification of his own lies and the disinformation he spews is evidence of his lack of integrity and commitment to the Marxist goals of the left.

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      • TMonroe says:

        The fact that he’s willing to display such a departure from logic shows priorities, no? Frustration with leaks is evidence of guilt when the leaks are of things like the dossier which falsely smeared his image and administration while he sought to govern?

        Frustration with no-knock raids on a personal lawyer and seizure of all his info ‘cuz Russia election meddling — a ridiculous and shifting predicate — is evidence of guilt? Sounds like the logix of Soviet show trial lawyers, yet this guy will get a pass from the echo chamber. Sickening stuff.

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    • Toobin, you’ve heard the old age expression…

      Take a long walk on a short pier…

      I’ll add, into shark-infested waters.

      Good luck with that!

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    • calbear84 says:

      I flicked on CNN for about 30 sec this morning and heard someone on the august panel of journolists say regarding the Trump Tower meeting – “just because something ISN’T illegal doesn’t make it WRONG.”
      I almost fell over laughing! That’s all they’ve got folks.

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    • Blue Wildflower says:

      I don’t think the real American citizen will think the same as Jeffrey. If this happened to the President what will happen to them?

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      • mikeyboo says:

        Blue, You have asked the exact right question.
        If this can happen to the President-what can these mother- fluckers do to me?!!!!!
        Let us hope there are enough smart people who ask AND understand the importance of that question!

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    • George 1 says:

      Toobin,
      Don’t expect people who support the President to be upset with the drivel that Mueller dreamed up concerning Obstruction. After all you morons in the media did not care that Obama was a mass murderer.

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    • David Vivknair says:

      “Happy people”? Happy as in, you the duly elected POTUS are the target of an ongoing and deadly serious, soft coup investigation, run by a cabal of corrupt law enforcement officers, lawyers and investigators, based on an entirely fictitious charge hatched and financed by the opposition party and promulgated by an equally corrupt media? Am I happy? Heck no, I’m righteously enraged! In fact, under the circumstances I think Trump exercised considerable restraint. Hopefully, the payback will be fearful! Toobin is a maroon! This is why I got off Twitter.

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    • David Vicknair says:

      “Happy people”? Happy as in, you the duly elected POTUS are the target of an ongoing and deadly serious, soft coup investigation, run by a cabal of corrupt law enforcement officers, lawyers and investigators, based on an entirely fictitious charge hatched and financed by the opposition party and promulgated by an equally corrupt media? Am I happy? Heck no, I’m righteously enraged! In fact, under the circumstances I think Trump exercised considerable restraint. Hopefully, the payback will be fearful! Toobin is a maroon! This is why I got off Twitter.

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    • Logger says:

      The left said the same about Kavanaugh (“his anger is due to some deep-seated guilt”). I remember a marketing ditz coming to our meeting all abuzz about Kavanaugh’s testimony. She said, “I just don’t like the way he presented himself.” (I LOVED everything he said – true and filled with righteous anger.”) She asked what I thought, and I said, “He will be confirmed and he will be a great judge.”
      It is completely right and sound for a man unfairly and viciously attacked to become angry and fight back. And it is completely wrong for others to judge him out of that context.

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    • Deb says:

      Innocent men become frustrated with investigations that inconvenience them and those around them, costing them real time and money. Especially when the investigators perform illegal leaks to make them look guilty.

      It’s amazing how much victim blaming the left does when they are caught abusing people.

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  4. cheryl says:

    New York Times’ Eric Lipton – “There’s a lot of public interest in the absence of the special counsel and members of this team. Was he invited to join you up on the podium? Why is he not here? This is his report, obviously that you’re talking about today.”

    Barr – “Not it’s not. It’s a report he did for me as the attorney general. He is required under the regulation to provide me with a confidential report. I’m here to discuss my response to that report and my decision to — entirely discretionary to me — to make it public since these reports are not supposed to be made public.”

    Barr schooled those press chumps today.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      New York Slimes propagandist Eric Lipton – “There’s a lot of public interest in the absence of the special counsel and members of this team.”

      Sorry pal there is NOT a lot of interest in that. In fact the only people who care are you dumb journalists and your buddies in the democratic party.

      People are wondering why that lady crime boss on the right who was pushing the phony “17 intelligence agencies agree” nonsense about Russian collusion with the Trump Campaign is still out on the streets stirring up societal discord?

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Ken Barr on Laura Ingraham stated it would be totally inappropriate for Muller to attend the presser. He said Mueller is a “hired hand” of DoJ not an employee and only DoJ should be there.

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    • TMonroe says:

      Lipton was a guy on the metro beat for the WashPost years ago. Was not impressed with him then either.

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  5. henry says:

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  6. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    Waiting for someone, anyone in DC to find on paper in the Mueller Report that those “17 intelligence agencies” were wrong. The Russians were NOT conspiring with the Trump Campaign to help him get elected.

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  7. sundance says:

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  8. Tiffthis says:

    EPIC! Barr is so black and white with his answers, I personally appreciate it because that makes it easy to understand. And I appreciate that the press hate it because it leaves them no ability to spin the narrative. Anyone else think RR looked like a sad zombie on stage?

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  9. Bubby says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/17/nbcs-chuck-todd-doj-briefing-wh-lawyers-on-mueller-report-is-actual-collusion/

    FTA ““This is actual collusion!”..He added, “By the way in case you’re wondering what does collusion look like, it looks like the attorney general’s lawyers briefing the president before Congress or the public.” Chuck Todd yesterday.

    “Consistent with long-standing Executive Branch practice, the decision whether to assert Executive privilege over any portion of the report rested with the President of the United States. Because the White House voluntarily cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation, significant portions of the report contain material over which the President could have asserted privilege. And he would have been well within his rights to do so…Following my March 29th letter, the Office of the White House Counsel requested the opportunity to review the redacted version of the report in order to advise the President on the potential invocation of privilege, which is consistent with long-standing practice. Following that review, the President confirmed that, in the interests of transparency and full disclosure to the American people, he would not assert privilege over the Special Counsel’s report.” – AG Barr

    Chuck Todd is loathsome and an idiot. How could President Trump exercise his legal right of Executive privilege without first seeing the report before it is issued? Anyone believe Chuck Todd will issue a retraction today? Of course not. He just spews leftist propaganda all the time. Only loons watch him.

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  10. Just Steve says:

    I’m sure this has been mentioned a few times. WHAT did the President try to obstruct? If there is no underlying crime, the “investigation ” therefore a hollow hoax, how in the world can anyone obstruct anything? And I used to think Seinfeld, a show about nothing, was as vacuous as it could get.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Boomer says:

      Because he obstructed they could not do a full investigation. Had there been no obstruction they would have found “the crime”.

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    • Revelation says:

      Its all BS. You can’t classify protesting your innocence, especially when you are actually innocent, as obstruction.

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      • Mongo says:

        Well, it is obstruction, just not obstruction of justice.
        Obstruction of an illegal lynching.
        Obstruction of the lynch mob.
        Obstruction of the media narrative.

        To the idiot media Trump’s biggest crime is being not guilty of any crime.
        That is unforgivable…and ‘unprecedented’.

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    • Kitty Myers says:

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    • Pokey says:

      Seinfeld was a situational comedy. It was about comedy and making people laugh at stupid stuff. My opinion is that occasionally it hit the mark with that intention. I was sometimes very entertained by this so called show about nothing. Don’t pass a judgement on one of the most successful TV sitcoms of all time, says I. 🙂

      I totally agree with your assessment that, if there is no crime, how can there be an obstruction of justice? Anyone who doesn’t see that is probably vacuous.

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      • Moray Watson says:

        An investigation is supposed to be in respect of a crime that has been committed. The Special Counsel was not given a crime to investigate. The entire ruse was about process. The Swamp will not allow you to obstruct their process. However Trump has shown up, and their process is now in tatters.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      “it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
      Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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  11. MaineCoon says:

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  12. rustybritches says:

    Well as of this morning We know two things for sure first ANN Coulter is going to vote for Burnie Sanders and We also know that After Two years and months The witch hunt is finally over and no matter what the Media or the Dems say, Our President is a free man and nothing they can say or do is going to change the fact that he did nothing wrong an thank god for all the things he didn’t do
    Fire Mueller or go after RR and Jeff Sessions
    I said from the very beginning when I heard Jeff Sessions in his conformation hearing and then the day he Recused himself I just saw the man as a real dirt bag and didn’t change my opinion threw out his time as AG but I do believe he was worse than any of us knew and that will come out later .
    I watched Hannity last night and Laura and really felt the same as them when the night was over

    There was a few people like them who truly stuck by the President and they put it all out there night after night.. could not watch anymore than 5 mins of Fox and Friends this morning though
    Bonginip is a great guy but the three people who anchor Fox and friends every day seemed to be less than certain about what they were being told.so will leave it at that and hope for the best today
    God bless our President and his family and friends

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    • Ann Coulter is a miserable Commie witch who has revealed her true colors.

      She is just another treasonous malcontent who’s upset that our President Trump didn’t make her part of his Team. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. Wonder what happened to her?

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      • steph_gray says:

        Isn’t she involved with Bill Maher?

        That might be your answer.

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        • steph- I don’t know, anything’s possible. I just don’t understand how she could lose her mind like this. She seemed to be a true supporter of our President.

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        • Ken Lawson says:

          She dated him for a short time about 15 or more years ago, but she’s also dated some other hardcore leftists. But she’s also a Connecticut conservative, and they aren’t really usually conservative. They’re mostly Romney-like.

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        • dd_sc says:

          That was years ago when Bill Maher’s show was on late night TV. He was more libertarian then, and his show was pretty decent. He and Coulter just went out a couple times. She was a frequent guest on the show.

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      • listingstarboard says:

        Coulter sure sold her soul cheaply.

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          How could she vote for “Open Borders Bern” when her whole one-trick pony show has been closed borders? She just lost her base and crapped in her own nest. She’ll never sell another book.

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      • Dutchman says:

        WHO? Ann,…who?
        Didn’t she used to be somebody?
        What we used to call a POSER?

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      • Blind no longer says:

        Seneca I despise the BEE eye ITCH now!! Talk about a crazy lunatic imposter…that’s psycho Coulter now…she would vote for Sanders who wants every illegal in the country and then legalize them. What a damn lying fool who apparently doesn’t really want immigration to change!!! Ann is politically dead to me now!
        What a lying sack of bullsh*t she is….FEEL the burn Ann- you’re washed up now and you did it to yourself!

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      • bertdilbert says:

        Ann is a chameleon. If the wind blows such that being a conservative Trump supporter gets her on TV, that is what she will become.

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    • Ann Coulter is just a media hack, pay no attention. I d’ rather listen to Jessie Coulter.

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  13. henry says:

    When will the press start asking POTUS if he will pardon any of those who are involved with Russian collusion narrative?

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  14. L4grasshopper says:

    For all the Leftists upset about Barr….they conveniently forget this quote from “Fast and Furious” Eric Holder, Obama’s AG:

    “ I’m still the President’s wing-man, so I’m there with my boy.”

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  15. Firefly says:

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    • jbowen82 says:

      As we practicing Christians tend to be Republican, you can rest assured that the correspondence of the two events has occurred to many others.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Truthfilter says:

      Wow. That is so true.

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      • Dutchman says:

        So, pharisees and saducees, which are the press, and which are the republicons?
        Is graham judas?
        The parralels ARE striking, sorry having difficulties with my mental spell check this a.m.

        Well, more difficulties than usual.
        “Cerebral flatulence”.

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        • Deb says:

          The Uniparty and Deep State are the Sadducees. Obsessed with maintaining their power. They are slaves to the system and maintaining the DC power structure, much like the Sadducees sought to maintain the Temple and the power structure associated with it. They consider themselves the elite who are entitled to run things.

          The press are mostly Pharisees. They think of themselves as elite and value power, but they are also much more ideologically driven, treating anyone who disagrees with them as heretics who deserve to utterly destroyed.

          In the Republican Party, the establishment would be the Sadducees and the NeverTrumper “true conservatives” would be the Pharisees.

          But it really doesn’t matter, the sadducees and the Pharisees played for the same team, manipulating the common people and using the “mob” to do their dirty work. Just like the Uniparty and Deep State today.

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  16. Stormyeyes says:

    https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

    HERE IS THE REPORT 448 pages

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  17. Bull Durham says:

    If Mueller’s investigation was really thorough, he would have “uncovered” the Ukrainian interference in the election in behalf of Hillary.

    Thus, all he was after was to prove the phony 17 Intel Agencies fabrication that Putin and the Kremlin were interfering in the election. He found nothing to prove that. He found a Russian private money-making operation to use Facebook to make money.

    The Ukrainians are deeply involved in the crimes of the Podesta-Clinton machine. We know the crimes and we have seen the evidence.

    What we will never see is the prosecution of the Ukies, Dems and FBI and Brits, all in the conspiracy.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The ObamaAdmin was knee deep in the overthrow of the duly elected government in the Ukraine and helped start a civil war there. That’s a whole ‘nother can of worms.

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      • Dutchman says:

        D V;
        Just as they were crotch deep, in the ‘arab spring’, overthrow of regimes in the middle east, which led directly to the muslim diaspora flooding Europe.

        I fully understand the concept of ‘unintended consequences’, but at a certain point, especially given Hillarys involvement, I find myself thinking;

        Once is happenstance,
        Twice? Coincidence.
        THIRD time; Enemy Action.

        We have all ASSUMED that with Hillary,
        “Its all about the $.
        I’m becoming convinced thats a fallacy;
        the $ is just a means to the end goal.
        She’s an ideologue, as are Obama, and they came SOoo close to pulling off a complete destruction of America, it is breathtaking.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      We will end up having to take care of that ourselves.

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  18. rashomon says:

    As in the Jussie Smollett case, when are The UniParty Scriptwriters, Actors and Producers going to reimburse the American taxpayer for every darn penny of this charade? As in hard, cold cash — not some credit to The Treasury that disappears into The Swamp for underwriting future stageplays that defraud us again.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      An IRS refund to each taxpayer and senior citizen seems in order. Take the money from the DNC who started this whole mess with their phony Steele Dossier. Oh, and nothing for the millions of slackers & looters who never worked a day in their miserable lives.

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  19. ~Julian Assange of Wikileaks & by Extension Roger Stone’s Case is MOOT.~
    Under applicable law, publication of these types of materials would not be criminal unless the publisher also participated in the underlying hacking conspiracy.–>Wikileaks did (NOT) Participate in the DNC-HACKING only the Dissemination.

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    • Logger says:

      And the press should be relieved to learn this. If Assange is in jeopardy for publishing these materials, they, too, are guilty. Many on both left and right don’t like Assange or WikiLeaks because they say releasing classified information put agents in grave danger. The same is true for NYT and WaPo. They, too, have published articles that risked agents’s lives.

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  20. Rose says:

    Collusion isn’t a crime, and you can’t obstruct justice when an investigation is founded on dirty evidence planted by the very agencies tasked to investigate a non-crime. All those involved in the witch hunt should be charged under Rico for fraud and corrupting public offices.

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  21. blognificentbee says:

    Report is issued. Here’s the link:
    https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

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  22. Palmettoman says:

    Democrat talking points…these little lap-dog reporters do nothing but repeat what they’ve been told by their masters in the Democrat Communist party. Fake news. Propaganda. (Katherine Herridge is the only one who asked an intelligent question about whether the AG wanted to discuss the genesis of the investigation.)

    The fake news media is in for a world of hurt as the details are released. They were not only complicit, but actively orchestrated the narrative with the democrat party against POTUS.

    And. they. can’t. stop. it.

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  23. Sherri Young says:

    Mueller Report Part 1 of 2:

    https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

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  24. lansdalechip says:

    Wonder what, if anything, was going through Rosenstein’s mind as he stood stone silent watching the conference. He, who reportedly offered to wear a wire, now watching the whole scam come down around his accomplices.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      “I shoulda wore that wire….”

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      • Dutchman says:

        “I HOPE Barr is an honorable man, that heeps his promises.
        He TOLD me, if I stood up here, and kept a straight face, that he would take these d*#! Vice grips off my testicals, when it was over!
        WHAT is taking so long,..d*#! Reporters!”

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  25. vikingmom says:

    Wouldn’t it be lovely for Sarah Sanders to mention Barack Obama’s assertion of Executive Privilege that shut down the investigation into Fast & Furious? Seems like President Trump is perfectly willing to let the American people know all the details, while his predecessor did all he could to hide facts…and the press never said a word! Seems like the actions of a man who knows he is innocent of the charges vs one who knows he, and his administration, are guilty!

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  26. Anonymous says:

    Barr is a pimp daddy. Totally unflustered by buttlocked reporters or Democrat Congressmen. Been there, done that. Love the water drinking.

    He’s also a smart guy. You would not be surprised how many people in DC really aren’t. For instance, Comey. Barr is capable of reading long documents, writing his own reports, etc. You just tell, he is an actual smart guy. Can see the gears turning. Comey/Brennan on the other hand are lightweights. Not really capable of deep reading or analysis.

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  27. CM-TX says:

    Exposing the fraud behind investigation is NOT Obstruction. It would’ve also required some level of criminal intent, ie., “consciousness of guilt”… like we’ve seen in other cases where there was actual Destruction/Tampering of Evidence, or withholding of same. [cough, cough!]

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  28. Blaze says:

    Sessions truly is a POS. He really let our president down….. Fox right now.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Bull Durham says:

      DJT refused to fire Comey on day 1. Sessions highly recommended during the Transition and at the start of the administration to fire Comey.

      DJT refused the advice. He caused his own problem. Sessions had to recuse once the issue arose linking the campaign to the Russian “investigation”.

      DJT fell in the trap of his own judgment error.

      Blame DJT for DJT’s mistake.

      He did the same with General Flynn. He fell in a trap from which he cannot extricate himself. The CIA lies to him, as Flynn warned.

      All preventable.

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      • Truthfilter says:

        I have considered how different the situation might have been if POTUS would have fired Comey and several others the day after his inauguration. We expected him to go in and fire people. He was, after all, famous for saying, “You’re fired.”

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        • Bull Durham says:

          Bingo.

          Lock her up, Build the Wall, Drain the Swamp.

          We got none of it.

          We got some very good things, SC Justices, tax cuts, but not the essence of MAGA.

          Comey was the first head that should have been on a pole.
          He could have said it was for screwing over Hillary and the Dems would have voted for repeal and replace and Wall $$$ and end to sanctuary cities. They hated Comey.

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          • Kalena says:

            Was it clinton or obama that fired EVERY US attorney when they took office? That happened.

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          • trialbytruth says:

            Bull
            You are dreaming if Trump had stood up and declared reparations for every democrat, free health care for all and renamed the White House The Former Residence of the great and powerful Obama. they still would have called for his pillory.

            More importantly spell check is underlining Obama as a misspelling ??? WOW the rabbit hole is getting bigger

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          • Truthfilter says:

            I don’t think the DEMs or the Rino wing would have given him anything, no matter what he did. I certainly don’t think he would have gotten the wall or immigration reform or healthcare. I blame the Rinos for all of the above.

            Sessions might not have been a pit bull regardless. He told Congress he wouldn’t go after HRC and this was before his decision to recuse. At least most of the small group coup members have been fired, forced out, or demoted. We can thank Jordan, Nunes, Ratcliffe, Meadows, etc. for that.

            Firing Comey and other Obama leftovers on January 27th 2017 might have at least handicapped the ongoing “Resistance” movement within the DC bureaucracy. We might not have had a Mueller investigation —or we might have had it sooner.
            I’m not sure how it would have turned out. The MSM were already saying that he was an autocratic fascist. I think PDT was naive and ill advised in the beginning. Somebody convinced him that it would be politically costly to go in and clean house. It would have given some validity to what the fake news was already saying.

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  29. Lady Justice says:

    It’s really disturbing to me about the media the fourth estate going on and on about collusion. Why the President just does not begin to file harassment libel and slander suits against these criminals is beyond me? The Office Of the Presidency being sullied and denigrated every single day cannot continue like this unabated with no justice. We’re just swinging poo around on both sides of the divide with no voices of reason.

    Hell I was talking to a friend the other day and was told I was a racist for speaking out against Ihlmar Oman and her actions. My tolerance level for being called racist is about over.

    We need Lady Justice to make an appearance like now!!

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  30. Barr appeared cool calm and collect while Rosenstein looked nervous, uncomfortable and “sweating bullets.” Rosenstein must be worried about his appearances before house and senate judiciary committees. I am sure both sides want a piece of Rosey.

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  31. Beigun says:

    Rat Rossy looked like he met Vlad the Impaler!

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  32. thedoc00 says:

    “Although the Deputy Attorney General and I disagreed with some of the Special Counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we did not rely solely on that in making our decision. Instead, we accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the evidence as presented by the Special Counsel in reaching our conclusion.”

    AG Barr was being nice and tactful. Rosenstein was 100% in on the “Obstruction” take down of the president as well as the shadowy 25th Amendment Take down effort. There is no doubt that no matter how AG Barr acts on other matters, in this instance, his appointment may have saved the presidency and for sure put a major temporary crimp in the Democrat Assault. I find it inexcusable and outright dangerous that Mueller was allowed used a “theory of the crime approach” in his final report, as part of the shut down compromise obviously struck by somebody.

    It also confirms we are unlikely to see any major perp walks, except for a few minor fall guys.

    The abruptness of Mueller’s exit also make one wonder how much dirt in the Epstein case there that would force Mueller and his band of scum to quit so quietly. Of course the entire Mueller team is going to be called before House Committees to perjure themselves, so that part is not over.

    Let’s see how much clean up occurs in DoJ and the FBI.

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  33. jeans2nd says:

    Michael Tracey’s twitter feed is hilarious – all against Fake News

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ray Runge says:

      This is another sterling example of the unprocessed grief experienced by this wench since the election of POTUS Trump. This wretched creature has not made it past the denial stage in personal and social functioning.

      Denial does not permit one to asses the world as people and events so present.

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  34. MIKE says:

    Happy with the report and Barr’s assessment that Trumpnation is off the hook, but disappointed that Mueller lies in saying “no Americans colluded/obstructed” ;
    Thus the softening of the deep state treason crimes begins. I know l cannot count on AG Barr to open a new investigation on Brennan Comey Lynch Clapper Rice Power Halper Ohrs Strokes Page Carlin Yates McCord Jacoby Simpson Priestap McCabe and the grand finales Clintons Obama’s.
    Apologies to the several hundred other treasonous and seditious actors I omitted here.

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  35. thedoc00 says:

    This is not over. The fight for exposure of the evidence is about to commence. The President will also have to endure testimony by the entire Mueller team for next 2 years.

    Then there is the NY AG assault that is just as dangerous as the Mueller probe.

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  36. emeraldcoaster says:

    Rudy Giuliani just succinctly summed up the case for obstruction, the SC team used a ridiculous standard: President Trump was pressed to prove he didn’t obstruct. Can’t wait for the other shoe to drop.

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  37. Hmmm... says:

    The Mueller report is an absolute joke. Their intent is so obvious that it is laughable. Leave as much dangling as possible and rehash all the talking points. It’s astonishing how similar some of it is to media articles. Almost like they were working off the same talking points.

    Liked by 4 people

    • mikeyboo says:

      Mueller Report:”It’s astonishing how similar some of it is to media articles. Almost like they were working off the same talking points.”
      Peculiar, ain’t it.-or as Arte Johnson said Verrrrry Interesting!

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  38. Concerned Virginian says:

    And on this day many years ago:
    “April 18 of ’75,
    Hardly a man is now alive
    Who remembers that fateful day and year:
    THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE.”
    RIDE ON, MR. PRESIDENT! WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK1

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  39. eric says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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  40. Niagara Frontier says:

    Brett Baer and Chris Wallace have dutifully done their part this morning shilling for Deep State. I can’t imagine both them are not on the secret payroll.

    Liked by 3 people

  41. SR says:

    PTrump, now you are free man. Please show us some indictments of deep state, previous admin and fake msm folks. I am tired of defending/debating in front of liberal elite friend/family. They have no idea about fake FISA, U1, Ukraine, illegal spy and leaking.They will know only by indictments.

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  42. Here it is, hot off the presses. Can’t wait to see Sundance’s preliminary analysis.

    https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

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  43. Jambo says:

    Rudi is either a fool or doing a good impression.

    No idea who Mifsud is, no idea about the CIA/UK/Aus origins, no idea about anything.

    He’s either the best actor in the world or President Trump needs to cut him loose now.

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  44. henry says:

    Now, how can POTUS turn the tables on Nader, Schiff and Waters?
    I would love to see them squirming for the next bunch of years.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. ParteaGirl says:

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  46. Ausonius says:

    SR above says the president is “now a free man”…

    But NO!!!

    CBS News has this: “Report concludes president committed no crime, but does not exonerate him”

    Pure Orwellian DoubleThink at work! Absoultely fascinating, appalling, and frightening that they think the average viewer will read that not be confused or awake to their evil duplicitiy.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ausonius- I just began to look at the actual report, beginning with the index.

      If you just read the chapter headings, including gems like these, you will see how easy it’s going to be for the Dems and traitorous scum to continue with their pogrom against our President Trump and the Deplorables.

      “Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials”
      “Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign”

      There is no doubt in my mind that as per usual, the Dems and their lackeys will use this POS report for their own nefarious ends.

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  47. henry says:

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  48. Jambo says:

    McGahn is pure swamp.

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  49. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    The most notable feature of that press conference wasn’t with Barr or his statement/responses…it was Rosenstein’s posture and demeanor…very very odd, stiff, and awkward. Almost like a hostage….anyone else? Ive gone back and looked, and it was BIZARRE….

    Liked by 2 people

    • jmclever says:

      Noticed that as well. He looked terrified and like he was about to cry. My theory is that there are people controlling the DoJ/FBI small group who aren’t going to be happy about this report going sideways w.r.t. their plans to impeach. Given how many times AG Barr gave co-responsibility to him, RR may be nervously awaiting his Arkancide. I almost felt sorry for the guy…almost. Then i remembered his smug “Let me assure YOU” to Congress and I got over it.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        BINGO.
        ROSENSTEIN will now have to—pronto—come up with a plan to make sure the large, red target on his back from the CLINTONMACHINE doesn’t end up with his name getting onto the Clinton Body Count list.
        Don’t know what strategy Rosenstein can use: COMEY is doing the “I’m not wrapped too tight, I talk to trees” thing; CLAPPER is trying to throw Barack Obama under the bus; BRENNAN is blaming everybody for “I got bad advice”. PAGE and STROZK have apparently gone underground and may end in up South America with cosmetic surgery and under assumed names.

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        • NO ONES GOING TO OFF ROSIE…AND SURELY NOT BY THE CLINTON CRIME MACHINE!!!

          Rosie and wife are NOW under PROTECTIVE CUSTODY…NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM…

          besides, they might be bait food like the tribesmen use in Africa…Tie a rope to someone and let the ‘gators try to get them!!!!

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