“But Attorney General Barr has released a summary of the report and it says Trump is innocent.”
Well, no, it doesn’t. It says he will not be indicted, which is something Mueller said years ago — that he believes you cannot indict a sitting president. (I clearly disagree with that. There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution to support that idea.)
Barr said that the report does not show “collusion.” Now, keep in mind that, as many conservative scream, there is no law against “collusion.” It’s called “conspiracy.” Saying someone is innocent of “collusion” is like saying someone is innocent of “beating someone up” since the actual law is called “assault.”
But here’s the real thing to keep in mind until the actual report is released:
Barr spent the last year calling the Mueller investigation a witch hunt. He is fiercely loyal to Trump, who was appointed because he was fiercely loyal in order to replace a previous Attorney General who tried to remain neutral and not say anything about an on-going investigation (you know, like lawyers are supposed to do).
A person who clearly sees their job as being a partisan supporter of Trump may indeed not be presenting us with an unbiased summary of the report.
So don’t buy into the Republican spin on this, where they try to diminish the report that has already led to Trump’s closest advisers either indicted or already in jail, including his campaign chairman, campaign aide, campaign adviser, chief of staff, national security adviser, and personal lawyer — not to mention dozens others here and in Russia.
That is hardly the “nothing burger” they are claiming.
Personally, I’ve often wondered if Mueller was just sidestepping getting fired with stating Trump would not be indicted. But that’s another one of those things that is difficult to prove!
How many years did they persecute Bill Clinton only to get him for lying about a blow job, then go on to persecute Hillary? This well known criminal and racist is investigated, labeled as an unindicted co-conspirator, a dozen or so of his close advisors are indicted as well as 30 or so Russian (many of whom were Russian military intelligence), some are in prison and Trump and all the trumplings shout praise for his “no collusion”. Old rich white trash moron gets away with crimes. Like that’s a surprise.