Seth Abramson @SethAbramson @Newsweek columnist. Analyses @BBC. NYT bestselling author of Proof of Conspiracy ( Next: Citizen Journalist (Macmillan). Professor. Attorney. Apr. 30, 2019 1 min read


1/ "Mueller wrote a previously unknown private letter to the Justice Department, which revealed a degree of dissatisfaction with the public discussion of Mueller’s work that shocked senior Justice Department officials, according to people familiar with the discussions." (WaPo)

2/ Kind of makes you feel like all those Trumpists online who told us the Report was a dud were rank bullshitters, huh? And that those of us who called the Report damning, impeachable, *and* the massive disclosure of a *major* and *ongoing* national security risk had it right?

3/ Here's what I *don't* accept: the Post using as sources members of Trump's Department of Justice self-aggrandizingly saying that they had *no idea* Mueller would be at all upset by their gross misstatements on his two years of work. They hid his executive summaries: they knew.

4/ The *moment* we found out that Trump's handpicked Attorney General had deliberately *ignored* executive summaries that had been sent to him for release to the public, it was clear to us that it'd *already* been clear to DOJ that they had *betrayed* Mueller and his whole team.

5/ Barr had *one* job: maintain public confidence in our rule of law. And it's not just that he *blew* it, it's that he deliberately *threw* it. Which only underscores why both he *and* his boss now need to be impeached.

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