There's less blacked-out than I thought. There are some pretty substantial things that pretty much link to the celebrity being a scumbag.
I thought there was complete and total exoneration?
I thought this was still an hour away. First glance I see a lot of redacted areas regarding trump's campaign and staff with the reasoning that it would harm an ongoing investigation. And the sections get blacked out once any discussion around trump starts.
That said a lot of trump's interview stuff is available in the C appendix if you're interested. A whole lot of "I do not recall" and "I had no knowledge of"
Mueller’s report leaves open the possibility that Trump could at
least in theory face prosecution for criminal acts after he leaves
office. Mueller’s prosecutors decided, therefore, that a criminal
investigation of the president was appropriate.
However, Mueller’s team said making a decision about whether crimes
were committed would have gone too far. Long-standing DOJ legal guidance
dating to Watergate says a sitting president can’t be indicted.
So 2020 maybe for an official criminal investigation? Assuming he doesn't win his second term.
If Trump had any brain power left he'd resign now and get Mike to pardon him, thus completing the cycle.
Page 30 is my personal favorite.
Those white dots imply a lot of things.
A full hundred pages are devoted to links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. An entire second volume dedicated to obstruction of justice. Just the table of contents alone is pretty damning evidence.
And MAN is this gonna take a while to read in full.
Neato little tidbit on pg. 393.
I really had high hopes at the beginning, hardly anything was blacked out. Now...
Page 290 if you're looking for it, under the obstruction section of the report. Also the rest of that section is hilarious with even Bannon basically telling trump that he's being a moron.
Peter Smith died in 2017
Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.
Yeah basically because they couldn't actually prosecute the president, it was carried out as simply a fact finding mission. Get all evidence they could so it could be turned over to Congress for Congress to decide as only Congress could prosecute the president. But instead Barr interfered to prevent Congress from seeing the evidence or being able to make a determination. Barr entirely lied to Congress and hid the report to protect Trump.
HOYL FUCK IM WINNING ^_^
oh shit, it really says they appointed a special counsel. Im so fucked
im crying. i m gonna be impeached. oh fuck oh fuck i need to email putin and demand a redo
So Barr was openly lying.
Beyond the "should Trump be impeached?" question, this report is forming a pretty solid casus belli against Russia. Their scale of interference was massive, and the extent is such that it can only be considered an act of war. We obviously cannot respond with military force (which I think we obviously would have, were it not for the nuclear stalemate), but I think it is clear we must now reciprocate in kind. It should become the primary goal of the United States to disrupt and destroy the existing Russian government - this being necessary for our own continued survival as a free, democratic state, and arguably to the betterment of people under the thumb of Putin and the other oligarchs. The cold war has started again - the question now is, have we lost before we even knew we were under attack?
Flipping through the Glossary of relevant names, it's interesting to see they redacted several but still left the black mark in alphabetic order. Going to be some of those that are possible to figure out, and combined with other HOM redactions, some smart journalists or pundits that've been keeping up are going to be able to figure out some of the redacted content, or at least what it's about.
We've been in a second Cold War for awhile now.
was really hoping the parts about russian cyber operations were less redacted. wanted to get more of an insight into GRU cyber tradecraft
Yes, but this is the first government documents released directly confirming a Russian attack. If I'm wrong please correct me.
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