I’ve decided to take a page out of the republican President Donald Trump’s book. I’m choosing to believe one of FOX TV’s senior judicial advisers, Judge Andrew Peter Napolitano who’s a frequent guest on its interview/ news shows. In a recent interview on the FOX Business channel’s Neil Cavuto’s show, Judge Napolitano states that the FBI’s 3/22/2019 final report on its Trump-Russia probe led by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller III is 700 pages long.
There’s an update on 3/38/2019 by other news outlets that Mr. Mueller’s final report is about 300 pages. So, I can say with some confidence that this FBI Trump-Russia saga report is anywhere from 300 to 999 pages long.
It doesn’t help that the US Department of Justice’s Attorney General William Barr who is in possession of this final report, has been refusing to disclose this crucial information, as ‘We the People,’ have a right to know how much of Mr. Mueller’s report is being publicly shared with the American taxpayers. It appears that he may have shared this tidbit with the Democratic Party Chairman Rep. Nadler of the House’s Judiciary Committee. Mr. Nadler is expecting Mr. Barr to testify before his committee in the near future. Rep Nadler has stated that the report is less than a 1000 pages.
As per Wikipedia, Napolitano sat on the New Jersey bench from 1987 to 1995, becoming the state’s youngest then-sitting Superior Court judge. But from my own observations, he is a fan of conspiracy theories and a staunch conservative.
As per a March 27. 2019 FOX Business report, “Mueller report ‘undoubtedly’ proves conspiracy, obstruction: Judge Napolitano” by Julia Limitone, “The Mueller probe may not be over just yet. Judge Andrew Napolitano said there positively “some” proof of Trump-Russia conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the 700 page report.”
“In the 700 page summary of the 2 million pages of raw evidence there is undoubtedly some evidence of a conspiracy and some evidence of obstruction of justice,” he told FOX Business’ Neil CavutoOpens a New Window.. “Just not enough evidence.”
“Judge Napolitano said that prosecutors ethically are not able to bring charges unless they can prove it without a reasonable doubt. But Attorney General William Barr never indicated it.”
“The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), said Wednesday (3/27/2019) that Attorney General William Barr would not commit to turning over special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report on Russian links to the Trump campaign — and would almost certainly miss an April 2 deadline set by House Democrats.”
“I’m very disturbed by that,” Nadler told reporters at the Capitol.
“He wouldn’t commit to that,” Nadler continued.”
“Nadler declined to say whether he intended to subpoena the Justice Department for the report, but said that he considered April 2 a “hard deadline” and that “we mean it.”
“Nadler, who described his exchange with Barr in a 10-minute phone call Wednesday afternoon, said the attorney general revealed to him the length of Mueller’s report — which Nadler described as “very substantial.” But Nadler declined to disclose its length, saying he wasn’t explicitly authorized to disclose it. Pressed on whether he considered “very substantial” to be fewer than 1,000 pages, Nadler said, “I would think so.”
“Nadler also said that Barr intended to testify to the House Judiciary Committee “reasonably soon” and that the committee might want Mueller to testify after that.”
“Nadler also noted that he didn’t discuss with Barr whether Mueller’s report includes a counterintelligence component.”
Update: The Palmer Report tweeted following on 3/27/2019:
“Court proceedings revealed today that Robert Mueller’s grand jury is “continuing robustly” in the hands of various federal prosecutors. Mueller clearly wasn’t done with his work, yet he’s suddenly out of a job, and he’s written a final report? Something is very, very wrong here.”
Tea Pain tweeted on 3/27/2019:
“1) Barr writes “President can’t obstruct justice” op-ed. 2) Mueller extends grand jury for 6 mos 3) Barr confirmed, Mueller shuts down month later 4) Barr says Mueller wants him to decide if a President can obstruct. 5) Barr: “President didn’t obstruct justice.”
Gronda, two thoughts. That is a lot of paper to say nothing bad happened. I recall GOP Senator Richard Burr saying the Senate Foreign Relations (at least the GOP version) found no clear evidence of collusion, but a lot of bad judgment on the President’s part. I also recall a CIA agent testifying that a minimum, Trump was as unwitting agent of Russisn influence. Yet, with astone, Manafort, et al, there is a lot of lying ang fraud going on.
The other thought is 700 pages, is 698 more than Trump will read. Keith
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Lawrence O’Donnell on his show was talking about this. He said that the House Judiciary Chair Rep. Nadler said the number of pages was at less than 1000, so Mr. O’Donnell pegged the figure at 999. But he did report that FOX had reported on the figure of 700 pages. So, it’s anywhere between 700-999 pages.
In any event, that beats the Starr report at 445 pages which was forwarded in tact to the US Congress. Monica Lewinsky has shared: ‘If. f–king. only’ a four-page summary of the Starr Report was issued in her case.
Rachel Maddow revealed something interesting on tonight’s show (3/27/2019) that was repeated in Palmer report:
Court proceedings revealed today that Robert Mueller’s grand jury is “continuing robustly” in the hands of various federal prosecutors. Mueller clearly wasn’t done with his work, yet he’s suddenly out of a job, and he’s written a final report? Something is very, very wrong here.”
I suspect that Mr. Mueller punted the rest of the investigation to other US Attorneys’ offices where continuing investigations can’t be shut down.
This story is not over yet.
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As you say, the story is not yet finished. I’m puzzled, though. How has the report gone from 700 pages to now 300 pages? Did they lose 400 pages??? If I thought at some point that Barr was a man of integrity, and I did, then today I have reason to question that judgment.
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Adam Goldman who’s a reputable reporter says that he has a source in the Justice Department who states that there are 300 pages in the FBI ‘s 3/22/2019 final report. The senior legal analyst Judge Napolitano of FOX TV claims that his source is saying there are 700 pages. The US House Judiciary Chair Rep. Nadler who has talked to AG Barr says that the report is under 1000 pages. Thus, I’m saying that there is anywhere from 300 pages to 999 pages that comprise this FBI report.
In my mind, Mr. Barr has proven himself to be a partisan hack.
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