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White House and Justice Dept Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50606"><span class="small">Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Katie Benner, The New York Times</span></a>   
Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:25

Excerpt: "Not all of Robert S. Mueller III's findings will be news to President Trump when they are released Thursday. Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions."

Attorney General William P. Barr plans a news conference on Thursday to discuss the release of the Mueller report. (photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times)
Attorney General William P. Barr plans a news conference on Thursday to discuss the release of the Mueller report. (photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times)


White House and Justice Dept Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release

By Mark Mazzetti, Maggie Haberman, Nicholas Fandos and Katie Benner, The New York Times

18 April 19

 

ot all of Robert S. Mueller III’s findings will be news to President Trump when they are released Thursday.

Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal to the report and strategizes for the coming public war over its findings.

A sense of paranoia was taking hold among some of Mr. Trump’s aides, some of whom fear his backlash more than the findings themselves, the people said. The report might make clear which of Mr. Trump’s current and former advisers spoke to the special counsel, how much they said and how much damage they did to the president — providing a kind of road map for retaliation.

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+4 # tenureme 2019-04-18 10:28
Having just watched Wm Barr's pre-buttal for the release of the redacted Mueller report, three items pop up for a list of gifts he needs: 1) a dictionary so he can have another go at reading the report, or 2) if he understood what it said, a math book so he can put 2 and 2 together, or 3) if his comments were intended to ignore obvious conclusions he actually understood, a time machine to take him back to his mother's knee when she admonished him to always tell the truth. Where is the problem Mr. Barr: language, common sense, or ethics?