Per my piece today, a close friend who is a journalist said it would be "too cute" for there to to be sealed indictments with other Federal offices on Russia and just not OSC. Agreed it looks games playing on first sight, but. What if those are just the rules? Barr is a stickler.
Barr had a right and duty to explain where the Special Counsel investigation is. He did so. Including sealed indictments. No more from OSC. He said OSC referred cases off (an action of OSC). All within the regs.
But if sealed indictments exist at other offices, could he say?
See, I don't think Barr *could* say sot. It would be "revealing the existence of an ongoing investigation". Although it is indeed "too cute" at first sight, the only thing Barr is *allowed* to discuss, at all, is actions directly of OSC.
What happened to the referred cases, no.
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