This view from the people who did the actual investigations was coming ….
On Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s watch there where no leaks….
There will be….
And they are bound to be more critical of the President….
The investigators will NOT be bound by Justice Department lawyers view that a sitting President can’t be labeled a crook…
A majority of the public want to see the actual report form Mueller and they do NOT believe AG Barr’s view of things….
Barr and Trump seem to be lumped together in the ‘doubt’ column right now….
Despite Trump’s comments?
The Mueller Report is NOT over yet….
If the investigator’s are correct?
(Mueller will be testifying before one or more House committee’s)
The worst for Donald J. Trump is yet to come….
The investigators do just that….
The lawyers then check for that turned up and over to them for criminality….
Some of these people are the best the government have….
And a lot of them HAVE experience with criminal operations…
All along there have been mentions of similarities with criminal enterprises….
All along Donald Trump, a businessman who has been show publicly in the media to skirt the rules , has attacked the very people this government has in place to find and catch criminals….
They have been muzzled by Mueller…
But one could reason that they would at some point want to get THEIR views out against a guy who was supposed to support his own countries law enforcement professionals and intelligence community…
From the NY Times piece?
There seems to be a difference of opinion on how ‘compete and total ‘ Donald Trump has operated legally in several instances….
Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations.
At stake in the dispute — the first evidence of tension between Mr. Barr and the special counsel’s office — is who shapes the public’s initial understanding of one of the most consequential government investigations in American history. Some members of Mr. Mueller’s team are concerned that, because Mr. Barr created the first narrative of the special counsel’s findings, Americans’ views will have hardened before the investigation’s conclusions become public.
Mr. Barr has said he will move quickly to release the nearly 400-page report but needs time to scrub out confidential information. The special counsel’s investigators had already written multiple summaries of the report, and some team members believe that Mr. Barr should have included more of their material in the four-page letter he wrote on March 24 laying out their main conclusions, according to government officials familiar with the investigation. Mr. Barr only briefly cited the special counsel’s work in his letter.
However, the special counsel’s office never asked Mr. Barr to release the summaries soon after he received the report, a person familiar with the investigation said. And the Justice Department quickly determined that the summaries contain sensitive information, like classified material, secret grand-jury testimony and information related to current federal investigations that must remain confidential, according to two government officials.
Mr. Barr was also wary of departing from Justice Department practice not to disclose derogatory details in closing an investigation, according to two government officials familiar with Mr. Barr’s thinking. They pointed to the decision by James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, to harshly criticize Hillary Clinton in 2016 while announcing that he was recommending no charges in the inquiry into her email practices.
The letter, by Attorney General William P. Barr, details the main findings of the special counsel’s two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The officials and others interviewed declined to flesh out why some of the special counsel’s investigators viewed their findings as potentially more damaging for the president than Mr. Barr explained, although the report is believed to examine Mr. Trump’s efforts to thwart the investigation. It was unclear how much discussion Mr. Mueller and his investigators had with senior Justice Department officials about how their findings would be made public. It was also unclear how widespread the vexation is among the special counsel team, which included 19 lawyers, about 40 F.B.I. agents and other personnel….
As in the military…
Special operators outside the chain of command are frowned upon….
One can be sure, as the NY Times points out, that the Barr Justice Department probably had issues with the Special Counsel’s office and people , who where NOT beholding to AG, Sessions, Whitaker or Barr……(All of which where under pressure from Trump to slow or stop the probing into his campaign and other things Trump)
One might also understand the friction with Deputy AG Rosenstein, who was always having to dance with Trump, to keep the President happy and keep his job….