By Breitbart. Washington is bracing for the release of the Mueller Special Counsel report Thursday, with Republicans and Democrats posturing for what happens next.
The White House is planning to release a 35-page counter-report, according to Politico‘s Darren Samuelsohn. According to Samuelson, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani texted him at 2:54 a.m. that the counter-report was “now at 34 or 35” pages. “The more concise the better. 400 pages is a novel.”
Some sources who did not want to speak on the record say they expect the president will not have much to fear, despite the report being nearly 400 pages long. Those who know Special Counsel Robert Mueller say that he is thorough and exhaustive and will likely detail all his investigative steps, and that some of it will be already public information, such as parts of previous sentencing memos stemming from earlier indictments.
Nor do they expect anything particularly explosive to come from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s reasoning on why he did not make a decision on whether the president obstructed justice. There was allegedly disagreement by at least one member on whether to exonerate the president of obstruction, leading Mueller to not take a decision either way.
In addition, Attorney General William Barr has suggested it would be clear from the report why he decided to clear the president of obstruction, based on Mueller’s findings, and has already agreed to testify after the report comes out about his decision. (Read more from “Washington Braces for Release of the Mueller Report” HERE)
Report: Mueller Will Not Attend Barr Press Conference On Russia Probe Findings
By Townhall. Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to hold a joint press conference with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before the full Mueller report is released on Thursday. The conference will take place at 9:30 a.m. EST.
According to The Hill, Special Counsel Robert Mueller will not be attending the press conference. In fact, no one from Mueller’s office will be attending the joint press conference, although they have not said why.
A Democratic aide told The Hill Barr refuses to send the report to Congress until after the press conference takes place. (Read more from “Report: Mueller Will Not Attend Barr Press Conference on Russia Probe Findings” HERE)