New From Seth Meyers: Sarah Sanders Says Congress Is Not "Smart Enough" to Deal With Trump's Tax Returns

KGxvi4/16/2019 10:42:50 am PDT

re: #269 Man, DangerMan

well tax season went away quietly. just the way i like it.

here’s my question for the day:

the ‘white house’ is preparing a “response” to the mueller report.
(likely due out the same moment the joke-of-a-redaction comes out)

so the administration is releasing a counter report to…. its own DOJ report

how exactly are they doing this?
who besides Barr has seen the whole thing unredacted?

if anyone actually has seen it all, then how are they gonna be able to sustain “anyone in the executive branch gets to see the whole report but no one in congress does?”

On that last point, they can argue that there’s nothing in the DOJ regulations governing special counsel that requires release of the special counsel’s report. The only requirement is that the AG provide a report to Congress akin to what Barr produced.

But given the nature of the investigation and the parties who were investigated, they don’t really have much of a choice (in a rational world, anyway) in providing the report to Congress. If Mueller made the decision he couldn’t indict the president because of DOJ regulations/policies (see my page on this), then it must fall to Congress.