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Vidal

(642 posts)
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:38 AM May 2019

Robert Mueller will finally break his silence on Russia investigation Wednesday morning

The Department of Justice has announced that special counsel Robert Mueller will finally break his silence on the two-year investigation he led into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

source:
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/robert-mueller-will-finally-break-his-silence-on-russia-investigation-wednesday-morning/?utm_source=push_notifications

Let's hope this is true. We need to hear from him.

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Robert Mueller will finally break his silence on Russia investigation Wednesday morning (Original Post) Vidal May 2019 OP
WHAT will he say!!?? Shell_Seas May 2019 #1
m$nbc reporting he will take no questions from reporters spanone May 2019 #2
FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t RKP5637 May 2019 #4
That, will prove very interesting! n/t RKP5637 May 2019 #3
Don't get excited. Barr probably ordered him to defend Trump. OliverQ May 2019 #5
I hope not Vidal May 2019 #7
Yeah, could be a total whitewash. I don't trust any of these guys, Mueller included. n/t RKP5637 May 2019 #9
B-I-N-G-O! mazzarro May 2019 #21
he's a dino... Locrian May 2019 #30
It's a master operation, a cult/coup! Lead by Boss tRump! n/t RKP5637 May 2019 #44
I HIGHLY doubt he will do that, but IF he does, Rump's re-election chances fucking SKYROCKET Celerity May 2019 #34
probably to refute Wolf's book shirleye May 2019 #6
You may be right Vidal May 2019 #8
Yep!!! Very likely. He knows he now has to say something. n/t RKP5637 May 2019 #12
He's going to make a statement about Wolff's new book. herding cats May 2019 #10
did trump order him to deny what's in the book? spanone May 2019 #11
The statement was announced by the DOJ herding cats May 2019 #16
trump orders barr, barr orders Mueller....we'll see. spanone May 2019 #35
Oh, definitely. herding cats May 2019 #37
it's just a daily nightmare... spanone May 2019 #38
you are right, but Vidal May 2019 #13
I suspect he'll refute the obstruction indictment claim. herding cats May 2019 #17
My hopes have been dashed so many times, I will be cautious this time and wait. katmondoo May 2019 #14
As have mine. herding cats May 2019 #18
im not getting excited about it...if he was a private citizen i would be more inclined to... samnsara May 2019 #29
Maybe he's announcing he's ending his term as special counsel. herding cats May 2019 #31
Three possible outcomes, none good RedParrot May 2019 #15
Totally correct, LOL -- We do need an impeachment inquiry Vidal May 2019 #23
pondering putting it on? Celerity May 2019 #39
I suspect Barr is typing out Mueller's statement MontanaMama May 2019 #19
I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking StarfishSaver May 2019 #20
We are going to find out what Barr is really... Bonhomme Richard May 2019 #22
Interesting Point Vidal May 2019 #25
This had better be good. Sugar Smack May 2019 #24
Worthless, this is just Mueller reading what Barr tells him to. Thomas Hurt May 2019 #26
He doesn't want to testify publicly Sunsky May 2019 #27
He won't answer questions Vidal May 2019 #28
Very interesting indeed nt Sunsky May 2019 #32
Has anybody heard anything more? Vidal May 2019 #33
No one knows. spanone May 2019 #41
The Guardian has viewed documents concerning Mueller's shelved obstruction of justice indictment Vidal May 2019 #36
Robert Mueller's statement will be 'substantial' and not a response to Michael Wolff's book: WaPo Vidal May 2019 #40
Per Palmer, there are 3 things that could happen. Vidal May 2019 #42
I Expect ... GeorgeGist May 2019 #43

mazzarro

(3,450 posts)
21. B-I-N-G-O!
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:55 AM
May 2019

I have been saying this for a while now. He is a reThuglican and IMO, made the determination to fudge the report in such a way that it is litigous and inconclusive. He is not rabidly political but he knows how to set things up for reThuglicans to take advantage of.

Celerity

(42,088 posts)
34. I HIGHLY doubt he will do that, but IF he does, Rump's re-election chances fucking SKYROCKET
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:10 AM
May 2019


Again, I see almost no chance Mueller does that.

herding cats

(19,518 posts)
16. The statement was announced by the DOJ
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:51 AM
May 2019

The venue is the DOJ. It seems obvious Barr is behind this statement.

herding cats

(19,518 posts)
37. Oh, definitely.
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:12 AM
May 2019

I consider Barr to be an extension of the administrations agenda. I should have been more clear on that part.

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
13. you are right, but
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:48 AM
May 2019

whatever he has to say will be interesting. but probably nothing to get excited about.

herding cats

(19,518 posts)
17. I suspect he'll refute the obstruction indictment claim.
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:53 AM
May 2019

Since he's taking no questions I expect little else.

 

RedParrot

(112 posts)
15. Three possible outcomes, none good
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:51 AM
May 2019

Three possible outcomes:

1. Mueller shows up wearing a MAGA hat.
2. Mueller pulls a Rod Rosenstein impression.
3. Mueller says “no collusion, no obstruction “ and takes no questions.

The fact that Mueller told Jerry Nadler that he didn’t want to testify in public leads me to believe that he won’t say anything damaging to Trump or Barr.

Congress must hold an Impeachment inquiry.

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
23. Totally correct, LOL -- We do need an impeachment inquiry
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:59 AM
May 2019

Hope you are wrong about your three choices, but I'm sure he won't say anything damaging.

We do need an impeachment inquiry for sure.

 

StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
20. I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking
Wed May 29, 2019, 08:55 AM
May 2019

He still works for DOJ and they announced the statement, so I'm not terribly hopeful he's going to say anything they don't want to hear.

But maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised...

Sunsky

(1,737 posts)
27. He doesn't want to testify publicly
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:02 AM
May 2019

Yet he's giving a press conference signed off by Barr's DOJ. Hmmm

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
28. He won't answer questions
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:04 AM
May 2019

Which means he has a prepared statement, which has probably been vetted by Barr. This could be a letdown but will still be interesting.

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
33. Has anybody heard anything more?
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:09 AM
May 2019

about what he will talk about? There is a lot of speculation, but haven't seen any reporting from the news sources on this.

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
36. The Guardian has viewed documents concerning Mueller's shelved obstruction of justice indictment
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:12 AM
May 2019

This is from another DU post:

The Guardian obtained a copy of Siege and viewed the documents concerned.

According to a document seen by the Guardian, the first count, under Title 18, United States code, Section 1505, charged the president with corruptly – or by threats of force or threatening communication – influencing, obstructing or impeding a pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States.

The second count, under section 1512, charged the president with tampering with a witness, victim or informant.

The third count, under section 1513, charged the president with retaliating against a witness, victim or informant.

Wolff writes that the draft indictment he examines says Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice “began on the seventh day of his administration, tracing the line of obstruction from National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s lies to the FBI about his contacts with Russian representative[s], to the president’s efforts to have [FBI director] James Comey protect Flynn, to Comey’s firing, to the president’s efforts to interfere with the special counsel’s investigation, to his attempt to cover up his son and son-in-law’s meeting with Russian governmental agents, to his moves to interfere with Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe’s testimony …”


Link: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212136809
 

Vidal

(642 posts)
40. Robert Mueller's statement will be 'substantial' and not a response to Michael Wolff's book: WaPo
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:15 AM
May 2019
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/special-counsel-robert-mueller-to-make-statement-on-russia-investigation/2019/05/29/f14fd226-8217-11e9-933d-7501070ee669_story.html

The Washington Post is reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to make a “substantial” statement at the Department of Justice on Wednesday and that it won’t just be a refutation of reporter Michael Wolff’s controversial new book claiming that Mueller had drawn up an indictment against President Donald Trump for obstructing justice.

Additionally, the Post reports that “the White House was notified Tuesday night that Mueller planned to make a statement on Wednesday, according to a senior White House official.”

 

Vidal

(642 posts)
42. Per Palmer, there are 3 things that could happen.
Wed May 29, 2019, 09:21 AM
May 2019

According to Bill Palmer:

Michael Wolff claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller went so far as to write up a criminal indictment against Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, before changing his mind and scrapping the whole thing. Mueller’s office is claiming that no such indictment document exists. This means we have a real problem on our hands.


The trouble is, we don’t have any good way of finding out what really happened here. You can each decide who you want to believe or disbelieve, but there are only a few possibilities here. The first is that Mueller wrote up the indictment, changed his mind, and is now lying about it in the hope of preventing the public from knowing that he pulled his punches. The second is that Michael Wolff made this whole thing up to sell books. The third is that some third party has gone to great lengths to deceive Wolff.


Palmer is right, but maybe we'll find out soon.

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/who-are-we-supposed-to-believe-now/18267/
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