‘Some Say,’ Some Said: Mueller Allegedly Wrapping Up

Bob Mueller be like…

CNN, the corrupted news organization we love to hate, reports that Mr. Mueller is wrapping it up:

Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.

“The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.

“The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change.”

Pretty hard reporting there, fellas. I hope no one broke a sweat on that one.

Of course, Comrade Trump and his minions have told us for over a year that Mueller is almost done. Mr. Mueller isn’t saying anything, so this is pretty idle speculation.

So to me, that CNN report sounds like Tiger Beat on the Potomac level gossip, “someone said something!”

But anyway, running with the speculation, Wired presents some scenarios of how it plays out (if it plays out):

  1. “Mueller sends the attorney general a simple ‘declination letter,’ telling Bill Barr that he’s concluded his work as special counsel.”
  2. “Mueller compiles a detailed ‘roadmap,’ providing Congress with an annotated bibliography or index of sorts outlining impeachment-worthy presidential ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.'”
  3. “Mueller authors a detailed novelistic narrative, akin to what the 9/11 Commission wrote or what Ken Starr authored at the conclusion of his Whitewater hearing.”
  4. “He offers both a final round of ‘his’ indictments as well as a detailed report like #2 or #3.”
  5. “He offers a report, but not the report, something more akin to a progress report rather than a single, definitive one.”
  6. “He closes up shop but refers numerous active cases to other prosecutors.”
  7. “Mueller unseals one or more long-standing sealed indictments.”

The real question is what does Barr do with it before releasing it? Does he release it at all? 

Of course, it will leak, or portions of it will leak, and Rep. Schiff will have hearings on it, including under oath testimony from Mr. Mueller. So at some point we will learn whatever it is that Mr. Mueller knows.

But will we know in time to do anything about it before the 2020 Goat Rodeo?


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7 Responses to ‘Some Say,’ Some Said: Mueller Allegedly Wrapping Up

  1. MJG says:

    5 & 7


  2. HarpoSnarx says:

    Or 8:
    OMG our server’s been hacked and the report is MISSING. Oh and we don’t have a copy.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    I’m old enough to remember that Ken Starr’s final report was released to the public. Every. Single. Page.

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  4. 9thousandfeet says:

    One trap Mueller is not dumb enough to fall into is releasing anything in a time frame where he could be plausibly accused of “trying to influence the election”.
    So he’s not going to be keeping anything close to his chest beyond this summer at the latest.
    One thing that bothers me is the sudden proliferation of articles from Punditstan talking about how the “investigations” won’t be ending with Mueller’s work – which they won’t of course, but that suggests to me that there might be a move afoot to prime us all for a huge anti-climax if Mueller’s report doesn’t contain the kind of Kryptonite that so many have come to not only expect, but emotionally rely upon to bolster their hopes that there will soom come a palatable end to this shitshow.
    I’m too curmudgeonly and misanthropic and cynical personally (which is why I feel at home here) to be expecting anything pivotal coming from Mueller, by which I mean anything that Trump and his odious family, with Senate help, can’t survive, but judging by comment threads I scan on most “progressive” websites, a whole shitload of people are expecting Mueller to be the republic’s savior and at least some of the Trump crime family is going to be in orange jump suits before the summer is out.

    If Mueller’s report does play out to be a squib, watch for a big move to get us all to transfer our hopes for redemption to the various House Committees, because if that doesn’t happen and enough folks lose that crutch of hope they’ve been sedating themselves with, the electoral process will destabilize even further and become even more vulnerable to the inevitable waves of carefully targeted Putinesque agitprop that’s headed our way no matter what.

    I’m deliberately employing religious nomenclature here to indicate my observation that the nature and dynamics at work in US politics are increasingly religious in a number of aspects, not least of which is that beliefs have become more likely to determine election outcomes than are empirically verifiable facts. This is a very very dangerous time.

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    • Redhand says:

      Your comments are always insightful, 9thousandfeet. As to,

      judging by comment threads I scan on most “progressive” websites, a whole shitload of people are expecting Mueller to be the republic’s savior and at least some of the Trump crime family is going to be in orange jump suits before the summer is out

      I share your cynicism that T-Rump will be removed following any impeachment because the GOP Senate is all in with him. However, I find it almost impossible, based on what we’ve seen in plain sight, to imagine that there aren’t multiple felonious obstructions of justice counts that can be advanced against Trump and Don Jr., as well as the hush payment campaign finance felonies.

      I’m also fairly sure that he can “connect the dots” showing an outright criminal conspiracy closely if not directly involving Trump and the Kremlin.

      The problem is the GOP itself. Nothing I have seen since the ’18 election moves me off the belief that it is a fascist party at this point, and that McConnell & Co. will do anything to keep Trump in power.

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  5. roket says:

    Curious. How does one end an investigation of a perp who commits crimes on a daily basis?

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