Washington (Gallant Gold Media Hill Report | Opinion | March 30, 2019) – During this short week, Barr and the Mueller Report and the public’s perception of both, now seem like a strange concoction of extensive facts outlining Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, extensive connections between Donald Trump, his children and the Trump Organization and Russia, the public’s perception of Trump’s connection to Russia, Trump’s bizarre behavior toward Putin including their secret meetings and conversations, all mixed together in a massive witch’s kettle.
In less than a week, Bill Barr has sent three letters explaining and countering the Mueller Report:
- AG Bill Barr Letter 1, March 22, 2019
- AG Bill Barr Letter 2, a summary, March 24, 2019
- AG Bill Barr Letter 3, clarifying the summary letter, March 29, 2019
After stirring everything together, around and around, and thrashing it out for six days, what do we get?
Are we supposed to factor into the equation that Bill Barr began his career in public service with the CIA and served there for four years, from 1973-1977… the Watergate years and its aftermath? Does this have any bearing on the weird way this Mueller Report release is going down?
The one positive about Barr’s unbelievable summary that revealed “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” despite mountains of information in public domain that highlights the many strong connections between Trump, his business, Russian oligarchs and Putin, leaving any reasonable person to deduce that Trump indeed conspired with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election. Thus, it’s imperative we see the full Mueller Report so we have a better understanding of why Mueller concluded otherwise.
Because Barr is an attorney, and worked for the CIA, we have to hyper analyze the words he chose to express his personal opinion about the Mueller Report in his summary. These may be tactical word choices. We’ll know more when we see the full report. But Trump will continue exploiting Barr’s phraseology to his benefit in the short term.
The silver lining of Barr’s personal conclusion in his summary is that we’re safer right now because of the way Barr phrased his summary. Thus Trump’s white nationalist army didn’t feel compelled to retaliate and slaughter Democrats in the short term, the way they seemed to be plotting if the Mueller Report had immediately been released, and boldly stated that Trump had colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has spent two years heating up this fierce conflict into an intense, raging boil. The mystifying Barr summary seems to have defused the situation, thankfully.
This being said, the American public needs to have the real facts, not selective facts that paint another picture. Has the public ever been this engaged toward a single issue? The internet didn’t exist during Watergate. We know too much to be told so little.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ~ Aristotle
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