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Trump Holds Fire Ahead of Mueller Report

Attorney general may present the main findings to Congress as early as Sunday
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
Attorney General William Barr carries his briefcase as he arrives at his home in McLean, Va., on Saturday evening, March 23, 2019.   (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
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(Newser) – No leaks. Washington continues to wait for the Robert Mueller report, and no new details have emerged about what it might say. Attorney General William Barr is working on summarizing the main findings for Congress, and he could present that as early as Sunday. How much, if any, is made public is up to Barr's discretion. As Washington waits:

  • Pelosi: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats Saturday in a conference call that she would reject the idea of a classified briefing to Congress and instead insist that the full report be made public, reports Politico.
  • Trump: The president has been quiet while at Mar-a-Lago. On Saturday, he golfed with Kid Rock, but he made no public statements about the inquiry he has repeatedly denounced as a witch hunt. Advisers are urging him to wait, the Washington Post reports, a recognition that the report could be damaging even though Mueller is not seeking any new indictments. On Sunday morning, he tweeted, "Good Morning, Have A Great Day!"
  • The aftermath: So what to expect when the report is out? Peter Baker at the New York Times has an analysis that sounds like a safe bet: "Once released, the Mueller report will transform the political landscape, fueling calls for the president’s impeachment or providing him fodder to claim vindication—or possibly, in this live-in-your-own-reality moment, both at the same time."
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