Sometimes you read things that simply make NO sense…
Politico is out with a piece that cautions that the American public could NEVER see a fairly complete report on what Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel group have come up with.
I know the piece is based on views of defense lawyers and people who covered Watergate and Bill Clinton’s case…..
Their views are from the legal side folks…
To say that somehow Rosenstein and whoever the Attorney General is sometime next year when Mueller is finally finished is gonna drop the WHOLE case file in a drawer and retire is like saying the earth is flat…
Democrats in the majority in the House aren’t gonna let this go quietly with a 2 page handout….
Rep. Nadler and Nancy Pelosi are ALREADY under YUGE pressure to actually try to impeach Trump….
They are NOT gonna let this just disappear no matter what the legal beagles think…
The media after featuring this story for almost TWO years won’t let go either….
Sure the finished product COULD be anti-climatic…
But to think that the American public will NOT see a good thorough report?
That ain’t gonna happen….
All of this may sound like a buzzkill after two years of intense news coverage depicting a potential conspiracy between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign, plus the scores of tweets from the White House condemning the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt.
But government investigation experts are waving a giant yellow caution flag now to warn that Mueller’s no-comment mantra is unlikely to give way to a tell-all final report and an accompanying blitz of media interviews and public testimony on Capitol Hill.
“He won’t be a good witness,” said Paul Rosenzweig, a former senior counsel to independent counsel Kenneth Starr now working as a senior fellow at the nonprofit R Street Institute. “His answers will be, ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe.’”
For starters, Mueller isn’t operating under the same ground rules as past high-profile government probes, including the Reagan-era investigation into Iranian arms sale and whether President Bill Clinton lied during a deposition about his extramarital affair with a White House intern. Those examinations worked under the guidelines of a post-Watergate law that expired in 1999 that required investigators to submit findings to Congress if they found impeachable offenses, a mandate that led to Starr’s salacious report that upended Clinton’s second term.
Mueller’s reporting mandate is much different. He must notify his Justice Department supervisor — currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — on his budgeting needs and all “significant events” made by his office, including indictments, guilty pleas and subpoenas.
When Mueller is finished, he must turn in a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions” — essentially why he chose to bring charges against some people but not others. His reasoning, according to veterans of such investigations, could be as simple as “there wasn’t enough evidence” to support a winning court case.
Yesterday someone leaked that Mueller will give an early summary sometime after the midterms in two weeks or so, which could start even more questions…..And the investigations still won’t be finished…
One would assume that this is why Rosenstein has NOT be fired by Trump….
With Democrats running the House?
Expect some changes….