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Mueller has now, as I predicted, resigned from the Department of Justice, and he just stated that he is done speaking about the Mueller Report, as “the written statement speaks for itself”.

Mueller Resigns

If you read the Report, it is clear that Mueller left a roadmap of things that remain to be completed.

Far from it. If you read the Report, it is clear that Mueller left a roadmap of things that remain to be completed. Here are some of them:

1. Witnesses to be interviewed:

  • Mueller (will have to be subpoenaed)
  • White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • Donald Trump, Jr. (scheduled)
  • Rick Gates (scheduled)
  • Hope Hicks
  • Roger Stone (if he sings)

Some of these testimonies will have to wait for court approval, as Trumputin is laying obstructive roadblocks.

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2. Two pending cases (one involving Roger Stone) have been transferred to other U.S. Attorney’s offices.

3. Twelve “Ongoing Matters” have been referred to other U.S. Attorney’s offices, especially the “Sovereign” [Southern] District of New York, mostly ones involving Russian money laundering by the Trump Organization. Also referred to the SDNY were pending matters involving Michael Cohen and Geoffrey Craig.

4. Mueller found the following problems with his investigation:

  • people took the Fifth Amendment who were not candidates for immunity
  • ”Internal DOJ policies” limited pursuit of information from attorneys or people who claimed media
    connections, or legal privilege
  • witnesses provided false or incomplete information
  • practical limits on ability to access relevant evidence: witnesses lived abroad documents were located outside U.S.
  • practical limits on ability to access relevant evidence: deleted relevant information encrypted communications communications with no long term retention of data
  • Inability to corroborate witness statements or fully question witnesses
  • Hampered by using a DOJ “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard that does not necessarily apply to Congress.

Mueller concluded that “the Office cannot rule out the possibility that the unavailable information would shed additional light on (or cast in a new light) the events described in the Report”.

So Mueller punted to Congress, which must now proceed to find the above missing information, once the full unredacted Report is in their hands.

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Then the Fat Guy will sing...

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