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The Letter

The letter written by Barr is not the Mueller Report. It’s a selective summary and interpretation.

Barr was selected by Trump because he has a reputation of covering things up that make Republicans look bad, like he did with Iran Contra.

All this letter does is run out the clock. Trump gets to crow that he was exonerated (he wasn’t) and Democrats spend the next 20 months subpoenaing and beating their heads against a brick wall.

The truth will eventually come out. The SDNY, EDVA, NYAG, and DC courts will likely have the last words. The corruption investigations pile up. Michael Flynn still cooperates.

But we all knew when Barr was appointed that his job was to make this all go away for the Republicans. That’s his job, to cover it all up. If it wasn’t his job, he’d just release the full report with minor redactions.

He hasn’t. So we’ll just have to take his word for it.

Sure.

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