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Rachel Maddow Just Went After Attorney General Bill Barr, Demands Him To Act On Mueller Report

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The investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into President Donald Trump, his Organization, his White House, his administration, his close circle and his White House seemed like it was going on for many lifetimes. It certainly feels like much longer than two years ago that the Justice Department (specifically, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein) found itself forced to commission the former Director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, to set up a probe to investigate Trump.

Now, of course, the Mueller report is complete and Attorney General William Barr has released a summary of the findings which he has presented to Congress, which makes for truly shocking reading. Incredibly, it essentially claims that there is no evidence of Trump or the campaign team having actually done anything wrong, and the word “exonerated” is even being thrown around, which is beyond belief given everything that we have learned over the last two years.

It is not a surprise then that more and more people are now calling for the actual Mueller report to be released in full for journalists and the public to read, so that we do not have to rely on the probably biased verdict of William Barr and the other senior Trump allies across the administration. The whole point of the probe was to hold the Trump team to account. How can we do that if they have monopoly control over all the information gathered by the independent inquiry? And that is not something they are going to give up easily. Barr, Trump and co know exactly what is at stake here, so they are flat out refusing to comply with the request to publish the report in full.

Of course, there are many people who are utterly furious about that, and perhaps the most valiant and heroic group of people to stand up and call for action here have been the folks over at MSNBC. First, we had Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell explaining sensibly but very firmly on the Rachel Maddow Show why it is vital for America that the Mueller report gets published, and soon (you can watch the clip of that below). Soon after, Steve Benen penned a brutal op-ed in which he did not take any prisoners:

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. We need more of this.

 


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