Elder Patriot – Nothing. Absolutely nothing,
President Trump told reporters outside the White House yesterday, as he prepared to depart for a meeting with foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago, “I have no idea about [the] Mueller report. We’re going to see what happens, it’s going to be very interesting…there was no collusion, there was no obstruction — everybody knows it. It’s all a big hoax.”
The president can say that because he knows the truth.
According to rules governing the special counsel, Mueller is required to submit his report to Attorney General William Barr at the conclusion of his investigation. Barr, is then required to notify Congress about Mueller’s findings.
Justice Department regulations do not require Barr to give a comprehensive report to lawmakers. Since most of what is expected is to focus on unproven allegations and defamatory innuendo, expect Barr to squash most of the report as ethics rules require him to do.
Despite the breathless anticipation the mainstream media has fostered around the release of the report, those Kool-Aid drinkers who expect anything incriminating to inure to Trump are virtually assured of being disappointed.
Nine months ago the mainstream media, intent on maintaining the “Trump is a Russian puppet” narrative, ignored a twelve-page letter written by Deputy Attorney General – the one person Mueller reported to at the time – and sent to Chuck Grassley, then-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Finally, Jonathan Karl of ABC News, perhaps in an effort to rehabilitate the fake news network for which he works, acknowledges the letter’s existence:
The letter was in response to Grassley’s demands for more information on the special counsel investigation, offers a brief history of special counsel investigations and actually quotes former and future Attorney General William Barr who appointed three special counsels during his time as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush.
In the letter, Rosenstein makes it clear he believes the Department of Justice will not – and cannot without violating long-standing Department of Justice policy – include disparaging or incriminating information about anybody who has not been charged with a crime.
“Punishing wrongdoers through judicial proceedings is only one part of the Department’s mission,” Rosenstein wrote. “We also have a duty to prevent the disclosure of information that would unfairly tarnish people who are not charged with crimes.”
According to Karl, Rosenstein emphasize this point: “In fact, disclosing uncharged allegations against American citizens without a law-enforcement need is considered to be a violation of a prosecutor’s trust.”
“No matter who an investigation involves — an ordinary citizen, a local or state politician, a campaign official, a foreign agent, an officer of the federal legislative, executive, or judicial branch — agents and prosecutors are obligated to protect its confidentiality.”
Whether or not Rosenstein meant those words at the time that he wrote them we cannot know, although all evidence of coordination between the special counsel, anti-Trump politicians, Christopher Wray’s FBI, and Rosenstein’s handling of the DOJ appear to align.
One thing did change in the nine months since Rosenstein’s letter, a new Attorney General took over. A no nonsense, law and order, by the book guy.
Without the unproven allegations and defamatory innuendo, House investigators under the direction of venile Speaker Pelosi, will be left to carry on their witch-hunt of President Trump without the imprimatur and roadmap that they expected Mueller’s report to provide them.