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FOX: Mueller did not exonerate Trump - Barr acted as judge and jury. Now Congress needs to do its job

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FOX News: Politics abhors a vacuum and Attorney General Bill Barr filled it Sunday when he tried to exonerate Donald Trump using the “Mueller report” as a fig leaf. Barr acted as judge and jury in a three page letter deeming Trump’s innocence without any evidence, explanation, or even the Mueller report itself. First, let me start with a fact. We have not seen the Mueller report. Let me repeat that…We have not seen the Mueller report. Not one page. Not one paragraph. Not one period. Nothing. So, we have no idea what is in it, what Mueller did, what Mueller said, and what, if anything, Barr used from it to make his decisions. Speaking of decisions, if Barr is to be believed – and that’s a big if – then Mueller wrote a report that didn’t make one decision regarding any crimes he examined. Is this possible? It is hard to believe and highly unusual, if true.

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We can all take comfort in being told by Mr. Trumps appointed AG that Muellers investigations into tampering with U.S. elections found "no Collusion" by President Trump. AG Bar should receive a Freedom medal for following the script with such precision. By extension we should conclude that all these foolish thoughts about money laundering, obstruction, Bank fraud, insurance fraud, emoluments violations, campaign finance violations etc, are just vindictive sore loser democrat, stupid, made up BS. Right?

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Carol you are right about "money laundering, obstruction, Bank fraud, insurance fraud, emoluments violations, campaign finance violations etc," however the DNC and the Hilary campaign was exposed as well and as for the same anti citizen policies the Democratic party is part and particle of and has been for over thirty decades now. All elected politicians are hooked line and sinker, blackmailed, threatened with finding, supporting and funding against them if they get out of line. I wrote an article on this; Democrats have Lost, the War, the People and all Three Branches of Government . The citizens have lost their country in the process on both sides of the aisle. We are seeing the end of Empire and quite possibly Assured Mutual Destruction of all human life at the least.

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I hope the full report is released so all the "liberals" will finally shut the hell up about the Russiagate fantasy, which was created by the Democratic Party to divert attention from its own crimes and incompetance.

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There is a law against yelling fire in a theater or large congregations of people for obvious reason of placing people in harm's way, Russia gate was yelling fire on a much grander scale than a few hundred gathered citizens. Maybe this will generate even more looking into legit internal governance issues legal and illegal and who really has a hold involvement in it, it isn't the citizens. The Empire really has no clothes.

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One fantasy was that Robert Mueller would come riding in on a white horse to save us from Trump with a long list of impeachable offenses. Another fantasy is that the entire narrative of the Russian government attempting to ratfuck the elections of 2016 is a fiction created by the DNC in "collusion" with the Deep State for the purpose of excusing the sorry loss of their anointed candidate, re-igniting the cold war and affecting a coup d'etat against a president who refuses to play ball with the DS.

Too many "liberals" are married to the first fantasy. Too many "progressives" are wedded to the second. Meanwhile, the central problem that is the subject of the Mueller investigation goes unabated.

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Maxwell, could you enlighten on us the mystery, "the central problem that is the subject of the Mueller investigation goes unabated"? Or, was that an incomplete thought?

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It's OVER. Beating this dead horse will only give Trump more credibility to his supporters going into 2020. Is that what the Russia-gaters want? It would appear so.

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One need not watch the full video here, just a quick "jump through" should suffice, though I recommend the whole thing, and once again Jimmy Dore, months and years ahead of the MSM, speaking from his garage in LA click here

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Whenever I read am OpEd such as this I can only wonder if the author has any grasp on reality at all.

Marsh says, "Barr acted as judge and jury in a three page [sic] letter deeming Trump's innocence without any evidence, explanation, or even the Mueller report itself." This is a falsehood and she has to know it. Barr received the Mueller report on the 22nd and published his summary on the 24th.

She then goes on to say ""Mueller wrote a report that didn't make one decision regarding any crimes he examined." This is another apparent falsehood as Barr's letter states, "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." But these certainly aren't the only problems with this OpEd.

First, she hypothesizes the "approach" Mueller took and then claimed to have the only reason he would take such an "approach." It's complete fiction.

After admitting she knows nothing of the report itself, which she cannot because none of it has been released, she none-the-less believes she's more then qualified to declare Barr's letter "isn't based on the Mueller report" which is something she certainly wishes, I have no doubt, but cannot possibly know.

She says, "Most Americans saw Trump repeatedly deny having any business interest in Russia during the campaign, yet he signed a letter of intent for a Trump Tower Moscow during the primary campaign in 2015."

And yet "during the primary campaign in 2015" is a totally different animal from the Presidential Campaign which started in Jul 2016. Apparently, she doesn't really care about the accuracy put forward anywhere in this piece.

She essentially finishes up by demanding the Mueller report be made public: "All of it. All the evidence. Every document, every interview, every transcript, every tape, everything should be provided."

Yet she must know this simply is not possible and will not be done. Federal law demands that some of these proceedings be kept secret. It really doesn't matter how many people demand that it all be made public.

Most of the rest if this is nothing but a mish-mash of political hackery.

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