If I'd Ever Thought the Mueller Investigation Was Serious, I'd Be Very Disappointed Right Now

Attorney General William Barr is testifying before the House Appropriations Committee today. Aaron Rupar has an excellent thread with video clips, if you want to catch up or follow along.

Rep. Nita Lowey opened the hearing by saying that Barr's handling of the Mueller report has been "unacceptable." She told him: "All we have is your four-page summary, which seems to cherry-pick from the report to draw the most favorable conclusion possible for POTUS... It's more suspicious than impressive." Damn!

Later, Barr told the committee "that he offered Special Counsel Robert Mueller a chance to review his conclusions on the investigation between [Donald] Trump and Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election and that Mueller declined."

What a fucking joke.

I am grateful to the Democrats for trying to force the members of this administration to stop being authoritarian pigshits. They are unlikely to succeed, but I am damn glad they are trying. A slim chance becomes none without the effort.

Once again, I will note that a strong majority of the U.S. public wants Mueller's report to be disclosed in full. That Republicans are resisting that disclosure, in contravention of the will of a majority of voters, is yet another indication that they don't fear having to answer to those voters in the next election. Shiver.

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