Published: Mon, March 25, 2019
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Attorney general reviewing still-secret Mueller report

Attorney general reviewing still-secret Mueller report

The imminent release of the special counsel's report marks a moment of reckoning that may deflate Trump critics' sky-high expectations.

PBS "Newshour" White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reported the vow on Saturday.

Attorney General William Barr will not be providing Congress with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings on Saturday.

The Justice Department has a policy that sitting presidents can not face criminal charges. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the review process. It's expected to focus on whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to sway the election and whether President Trump later sought to obstruct the investigation.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wa., a member of the Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said this is perhaps an "unparalleled" moment in the country's history and Mueller's work is just the start.

The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Pavel Koshkin of Russia's Institute for the US and Canada tells The Associated Press: "If Russia's interference is proven, the Kremlin might see a lot of problems".

We already know how Republicans and Democrats will spin it.

US President Donald Trump. "But in reality, I think (the Kremlin) does care".

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

He received special counsel Robert Mueller's final report on the Russian Federation investigation Friday afternoon.

"The important thing to remember is that nearly everything Donald Trump did was in the Southern District of New York", John S. Martin Jr., a retired federal judge who was the United States attorney in the Southern District during the Carter and Reagan administrations, told The Times.

"If Lindsey's speaking, I want to come down here, for two reasons", Trump said.

New York Democrat Jerry Nadler delivered opening remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Google on December 11, 2018.

Barr says he could notify Congress of Mueller's "principal findings" as soon as Saturday.

Despite this, Democratic leaders in Congress have pledged to keep probing Trump and his campaign.

As Democrats go it alone, they lose that stamp of impartiality, and expose themselves to Trump's constant cries of "presidential harassment" or "witch hunt".

He previously led the Justice Department during the administration of President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, during which time he was Mueller's boss, when Mueller was in charge of the Criminal Division at DOJ.

Trump took White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Emmet Flood with him to Florida.

The single conclusion that can be drawn from the limited information available about the Mueller report, of course, is that no further indictments can be expected.

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