Here’s a question for you, folks, one I especially commend to other journalists.
The Mueller Report listed over two dozen sealed cases, either referred by Mueller to other federal prosecutors, or ongoing in his main investigation.
None of them have been unsealed.
It’s not Bill Barr, who leaked the name of one of these cases to Trump, per his own testimony.
And the cases have not been stopped or abandoned. Ask @xychelsea, if you can visit her in jail.
And (good guess though @nowell_ben) it’s not because the cases are ongoing, except for “United States vs @Wikileaks, et al” which (my scoop) is both the Chelsea Manning and Mystery Witness case. The referred cases have already been indicted under seal. https://patribotics.blog/2019/05/09/did-mueller-report-trump-will-be-found-guilty-fbi-will-prove/ …
Why would prosecutors, working with Robert Mueller, who received his referrals, BY THE DOZEN, and indicted those cases under seal....
... months later, not have unsealed a single one of them?
As a corollary: WHY did Bill Barr tell @realDonaldTrump the name of a sealed case?
Clue: the reason Bill Barr obstructed Justice by telling @RealDonaldTrump the “name of a case”, and the reason prosecutors working with Mueller still keep his cases sealed, is THE SAME REASON.
Not all of the sealed cases involve Trump’s ostensible allies. Tony Podesta, for example, is indicted under seal. It’s still under seal, however.
The Mueller Report was months ago. Trump can’t pardon co-conspirators. But he will try. Federal Prosecutors want to avoid a crisis.
Apparently I wasn’t clear enough; prosecutors are keeping Mueller’s cases sealed because @SpeakerPelosi is failing in her duty to begin impeachment proceedings - which would make it clear beyond even Bill Barr’s interference that Trump attempted pardons could not stand.
nobody except Bill Barr, @DevinNunes and @RepMattGaetz thinks @realDonaldTrump can pardon a co-conspirator, but Mueller feared @SpeakerPelosi @HouseDemocrats might not do their duty; “in cases of impeachment” removes Trump’s ability to cause chaos.
No impeachment = no unsealing.
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