If Mueller’s report is great news for Trump, why can’t we see it?



Over the last 48 hours or so, Americans have seen quite a bit of coverage about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia scandal. What they have not seen is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia scandal.
Literally everything we know about the document has come from a brief summary of the report, written by Attorney General William Barr, handpicked by Donald Trump to lead the Justice Department. Barr, a Republican lawyer who’s only been at his post for about five weeks, has offered his assessment about Mueller’s findings – but that’s all he’s prepared to share.
Last week, the House voted 420 to 0 on a measure calling for the attorney general to release the actual Mueller report to the public. It’s against this backdrop that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) tried yesterday to pass, by unanimous consent, the same resolution in the upper chamber. That didn’t work.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked an effort by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to unanimously pass a non-binding measure expressing that Congress wants Robert Mueller’s report outlining the results of his Russia investigation be made public. […]
“Whether or not you’re a supporter of President Trump or not, whatever you feel there is no good reason not to make the report public,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Monday. “The American people deserve to see the documentation, what did they do? Who did they approach? What happened?”
McConnell objected to Schumer’s effort.
It’s worth emphasizing that the vote was a non-binding resolution. If passed, it would’ve had no force of law. For all intents and purposes, it’s a measure that says, “We think it’d be a good idea if the public got to see the Mueller report.” That proved to be too much for the Senate’s Republican leader.
For two days, Americans have been told that the special counsel’s findings are great news for Donald Trump and his party. As the story goes, the Mueller report makes the media look bad, it makes Democrats look bad; and it makes the president look innocent.
Doesn’t it stand to reason, then, that Republicans should want us to see the document?
To be sure, it’s possible Barr and his GOP brethren are correct. Maybe the Mueller report is everything the White House wants it to be.
Or maybe not. There’s really only one way to know for sure.
This morning Trump took to Twitter to blast the mainstream media in the aftermath of the Mueller report, calling them the true enemy of the people.


“The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion. They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!”
For eight years the MSM gave Obama a pass, ignoring scandal after scandal (gun running, benghazi, etc).
For the last two years they’ve been all in pushing a phony scandal against Trump. And now that it’s over, they refuse to apologize:

Rudy Giuliani on Monday called on CNN to apologize for its two-year coverage of alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign after a summary of Robert Mueller’s report was released.
Giuliani likened the coverage to “torture” during an appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time.
“You guys on this network have tortured this man for two years with collusion and nobody’s apologizing,” Giuliani said. “Before we talk about obstruction, apologize.
Chris Cuomo, the host, refused to apologize. Giuliani fired back: “Of course you’re not because you’re not being fair.”
Cuomo insisted that he and his colleagues were asking questions that needed to be asked. He asked Giuliani: “Do I ask you to apologize for everything the president says that isn’t true?”
Giuliani, who is the president’s personal attorney, repeatedly blasted CNN for doubling down on “collusion,” before adding that the New York Times, the Washington Post and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ought to apologize as well.
None of them are going to apologize because to do that they’d have to admit they are guilty, and they aren’t gonna do that. Even the despicable James Clapper is saying he has no regrets and he called Trump a traitor.

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