March 24, 2023

A top federal prosecutor just ruined Trump’s Mueller report victory lap

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While the Trump administration is racing to paint Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the 2016 election as an unmitigated victory for the president and the GOP in general, the full report still hasn’t been released.

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All we have so far comes from a summary of the report written and released by Trump’s hand-picked Attorney General William Barr, which states that Mueller did not find enough evidence of collusion to pursue the issue further and that Mueller decided not to bring charges of obstruction of justice against the president. At the same time, the report explicitly did not exonerate Trump.

In other words, it’s quite possible that the full Mueller report is incredibly damaging to the president, but simply lacks enough evidence for immediate criminal proceedings. The fact that the Republicans have not released the full text already only makes this seem more likely. If the report was flattering and fully vindicating for Trump you can be sure we’d already have it in our hands.

Until the full report is released this story is not over. The American people deserve the truth and there is still a good chance we will get it. The Associated Press is now reporting that a grand jury that was convened to pore over evidence turned up by Mueller’s probe is continuing its work “robustly” and will be permitted to collect evidence all the way into July.

The revelation came from prosecutor U.S. Assistant Attorney David Goodhand during a court hearing centered around a decision on whether or not to unseal filings from Mueller’s investigation related to an as yet unknown foreign company.

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While it’s not immediately clear what specifically the grand jury will continue digging into, the news is certainly good for those Americans who care about the rampant corruption on display from this administration since the day Trump first slithered into the Oval Office.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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