As the Mueller Report Drops, a Transparency Fight Begins - Hit & Run


Meanwhile, there's little indication at this point that either Barr or the White House will seek to hide the report.

Even if DOJ chooses not to prosecute additional individuals, the underlying findings must be provided to Congress and the American people. According to the Washington Examiner, Trump was briefed fully on the report - including that Mueller recommended no further indictments - and is being kept appraised of updates to the investigation by attorneys on site. 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. Gidley declined to say whether Trump had talked about the Mueller report while golfing.

The U.S. attorney general's summary of a special counsel report on an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow will not be delivered to lawmakers on Saturday, an official said, as Democrats vowed to investigate beyond the inquiry.

Pavel Koshkin of Russia's Institute for the USA and Canada tells The Associated Press: "If Russia's interference is proven, the Kremlin might see a lot of problems". "There's too much assuming going on, on the other side, and we shouldn't fall into that trap", Giuliani said. "But in reality, I think (the Kremlin) does care".

Catholic priest stabbed while celebrating mass in church
Prosecutor Geneviève Bélanger said they requested the psychosocial evaluation to get a sense of the suspect's mental state. Joseph's Oratory at Mount Royal led Mass on Friday morning at the church in Montreal , Quebec, police said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for public briefings instead of private in regard to special counsel Robert Mueller's report findings.

And there is nobody from the Department of Justice leaking anything to the Democrats right now.

The report is the culmination of two years of investigation by Mr Mueller. "Do you accept that no member of the Trump team engaged in that kind of criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation?"

Under Department of Justice regulations, Barr is empowered to decide how much to disclose publicly. "First of all, we don't know what indictments are forthcoming from other investigations that have been spun out by the special prosecutor to the Southern District of NY or the Eastern District of Virginia". The person requested anonymity to discuss the private call.

Stacey Abrams being debated as Biden's VP pick
Meanwhile, The New York Times is also reporting that Abrams is being considered as an early choice for running mate, with Sen. His office did not respond to a request for comment about whether he is working for Biden now.

Among her many tweets on the Mueller probe, journalist and national security analysis Marcy Wheeler (@emptywheel), who has followed the investigation closely, noted Friday evening that "Barr's willingness to issue quick public summary probably means it is not that damning towards Trump".

Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General Bob Barr on Friday, concluding an investigation that lasted almost two years.

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.

President Trump has denied any collusion and disparaged the investigation as a "witch hunt".

Doubts over the safety of Australian Gallipoli visitors
So I understand the deep offence Australians would be feeling about this. "I think it's our job here, Alan, not to escalate this". An FFA spokesperson told Goal: "Football Federation Australia is aware of the situation and will continue to monitor it closely".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that the next steps are up to the attorney general and the White House will let the process take its course.