Attorney General Barr heads in to work as nation awaits Mueller report
- Author: Angelo Rivera Mar 25, 2019,
Mar 25, 2019, 0:31
Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Beto O'Rourke used on March 23 their campaign rallies to demand the release of full Mueller report. Like most Americans, the people of Maryland's Sixth District want and deserve the fullest possible disclosure of the results of their investigation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement to her Democratic colleagues in advance of their call asking that any briefings about the Mueller report be "unclassified so that members can speak freely about every aspect of the report".
Lawmakers are expected to receive the principal conclusions from Barr this weekend in reference to the Mueller investigation. "The American people have a right to know everything".
Political analysts expect the Mueller report to have a significant impact on the 2020 presidential campaign - how Democrats might be able to use it stop Trump being reelected and how Trump could use it if he is cleared of wrongdoing.
As part of their effort to make sure the report sees the light of day, the ACLU launched a petition directed at the Justice Department.
Mueller filed a confidential version of the document to Attorney General William Barr on Friday. We have yet to find out whether, but for Justice Department policy against indicting a sitting president, Trump would have been charged with obstruction or other crimes.
The DOJ was "determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgement", Mr Nadler said on Twitter.
However, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, told ABC's "This Week" that his panel has a particular obligation to determine whether Trump was "compromised in any way, whether that is criminal or not". It's possible other investigations are being conducted quietly, as well.
During an appearance on ABC's This Week, Republican Representative Jim Jordan of OH defended and deflected criticisms of President Donald Trump and speculated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference wouldn't be the "bombshell" Democrats were hoping for.
USA lawmakers drew battle lines on Sunday over how to handle a special counsel long-awaited report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump's presidency and raised questions about collusion between his campaign and Moscow.
I have wished that this whole thing was actually an investigation into the DNC-Clinton Russian collusion - and not into Trump - and that the whole thing was kept under wraps. As of Friday evening, the White House had not received or been briefed on the report.
But Republicans, feeling vindicated that Mueller's report will show no further indictments, are ready to turn. Sen. "Why there's been no indictments, we don't know", said Nadler.