Dems mock 'scaredy-cat' GOP, demand Mueller's full 300 pages

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  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2019 1:29 p.m.

    Contrary to democrat media hysteria
    The report is being released - after it is redacted (in accordance to the law and security protocol)

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 30, 2019 12:21 a.m.

    Why didn't Democrats demand all of Hillary's e-mails?

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    March 29, 2019 3:00 p.m.

    The results of the mueller probe confirm's everyone's suspicion.

    Fake dossier + no american's indicted for treason = no collusion.

    The left and their tabloid media have so much egg on their face they should open a denny's.

  • Oh, please! Saint George, UT
    March 29, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    Impartial7 -
    "You have to wonder why Trump goes to great lengths and expense to hide this report, his tax returns and his school grades. He's such a braggart, if things are really so great he'd post them all over the place. I think we all know why he doesn't."

    Why did Obama hide everything about his college experience?

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 29, 2019 12:11 p.m.

    A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within....for the traitor appears not to be a traitor...he rots the soul of a nation...he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    (Trump and his family have worked to closely with Russians to be trusted. It is only a matrer of time before he is fully exposed.)

  • oldbasketball Draper, UT
    March 29, 2019 11:44 a.m.

    Barr is going to release everything he is allowed to by law and he is going to do it correctly so that he doesn't leave himself open for more foolish criticism than he has already received for doing his job correctly thus far. So the democrats should just chill out. And Pelosi says they are just scareby-cats. Boy, what a powerful statement. I haven't heard that one since I was in grade school.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 29, 2019 11:40 a.m.

    The American taxpayers have paid for the Muller Report, now release it!!!

  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 29, 2019 11:20 a.m.

    Why didn't Democrats demand all of Hillary's e-mails or why Obama pardoned tens of thousands convicted criminals?

  • Silvex Salt Lake, UT
    March 29, 2019 11:03 a.m.

    Craig Clark - Boulder, CO
    March 28, 2019 2:55 p.m.

    Investigations can be ugly and are always one sided. If your neighbor accused you of something like that and they interviewed your ex-wife and some of her friends and maybe made your medical history part of the investigation, you would not want all of that made public.

    Demanding the full report is a ruse, because the democrats know very well some classified stuff and grand jury testimony cannot be made public. They will then run around saying "See! See! They're hiding something!"

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2019 10:39 a.m.

    2 bits: "You all know Dems won't be satisfied with the hole report either... right?"

    No, they won't, especially if it has a 300 page "hole" in the 300 page document.

    Let's see the whole thing so that we can move on. It only took 2 days before Ken Starr's report was released, in its entirety.

    Trump wants to vindicate himself and his suspicious actions. The Republicans need to get out of the way and let that happen by releasing the entire report.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    @Leonidas
    "Do the Dems really think Barr's summary is materially different in content than Mueller's report?"

    I think that saying that Trump isn't recommended for indicted (when Mueller's team followed the notion that a sitting President can't be indicted so even if he did something bad enough that he could he wouldn't) but that he's not exonerated when it comes to obstruction of justice suggests there's a wide range of possibility in the report when it comes to obstruction. It could be something on the order of criticism of judgement (similar to that with the Clinton emails), and it could be a report outlining the case for obstruction that builds the road to impeachment.

    Obstruction's rather different than collusion, since collusion can't really be Trump alone, but obstruction, that's all him, the absence of anyone else being indicted (that we know of, pieces have been farmed to offices but those tend to be separate from the principle focus) tends to rule out collusion but doesn't rule out obstruction.

    And some of the point of the release is to figure out what did go on.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2019 9:28 a.m.

    People on both sides want the full report; however, to get the really full report, there must be no redactions. At this point, having seen redactions in other reports, which appeared mostly to cover FBI embarrassments, and after two years, real security issues are highly doubtful.

  • mohokat , 00
    March 29, 2019 8:58 a.m.

    Wouldn't you say there is some hypocrisy at play when the same herd of people can't understand how to reduce a 300 page document to 4 pages are the same ones who only took 36 hours or so to produce and pass a 2700 page health care bill.

    "We have to pass it to find out what is in it."

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 29, 2019 8:54 a.m.

    Are Republicans "scaredy-cats" as charged? Yes, but not in the way one may think. They are afraid NOT to stand by Trump regardless of what he does or says. Moral courage in the GOP is an expendable commodity.

  • Leonidas Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    Do the Dems really think Barr's summary is materially different in content than Mueller's report? Mueller hasn't gone anywhere. He is still around. Do you not think he would be screaming all over CNN if Barr's summary was off base? Come on. Get over it and wipe the egg off your face.

  • Traveller Farmington, UT
    March 29, 2019 8:23 a.m.

    This is just political grandstanding.
    The report isn't being "hidden" or "supressed"- the law says you have to remove sensitive or classified information before making such a report public. AG Barr is just following the law.
    It won't do you any good to keep beating this horse, Dems. It's already dead.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    March 29, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    Guido Pescatore - Layton, UT
    March 29, 2019 6:30 a.m.
    Between Mike Lee's antics and the name calling from the Democrats, it appears that we have lost all sense of decorum in Washington. It's time for us voters to enact the term limits we find at the ballot. Let's stop voting for the 2 major parties!

    ====

    Mr. Pescatore, you forgot the mention the most obvious source of name-calling.

    Why just use the ballot to limit trump's term, too.

    While I do agree with your last sentence, where do we find another one? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could expand the United Utah Party to the United America Party?

  • one old man MSC, UT
    March 29, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    After having called for full release of the report BEFORE the summary, now members of the GOP are strangely silent.

    Why?

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 29, 2019 8:15 a.m.

    "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

    Winston Churchill

    "I bring out the worst in my enemies and that's how I get them to defeat themselves."

    Roy M. Cohn

    (Thid, living in a divided world is not winning.)

  • Guido Pescatore Layton, UT
    March 29, 2019 6:30 a.m.

    Between Mike Lee's antics and the name calling from the Democrats, it appears that we have lost all sense of decorum in Washington. It's time for us voters to enact the term limits we find at the ballot. Let's stop voting for the 2 major parties!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 29, 2019 6:19 a.m.

    Democrats are setting themselves up for yet another huge disappointment! The full Mueller report will show EXACTLY what AG Barr said it said: "No Russian collusion/obstruction by President Trump." But I hope you Demos never give this up, it makes you so easy to defeat in 2020!

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    March 29, 2019 6:03 a.m.

    I waited to comment to see how Trump defenders would react. That was foolish, because any attack on the President is defended in predictable ways.

    First, always perform a "what-about" counter argument. "Hillary!" is the favorite, but there are others. It is hard to think your hero is as guilty as is the subject of your what about.

    Counter-attack with name calling. "Socialists!" another favorite. Invoke a bogeyman to distract. Or insult the Presidential tormentor. Note to Conservatives, this is a Trump tactic. Apparently you like to dish it out, but can't take it. See Pelosi comments that cause such angst in the minds of Trump friends.

    Thirdly, avoid talking about the substance of the controversy. Drag in extraneous, usually doubtful "evidence" into the discussion to obfuscate. This is the obvious corollary to "what about'ism, but needed to deflect the obvious debate away from obvious truth.

    Which brings me to #4, which is to shade and sometimes outright misrepresent the truth of things. I would also add strip any context out of the words or actions of the political debate opponent. Classic Trump'ian tactic learned from the master (Trump).

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    March 29, 2019 5:38 a.m.

    The Republican Party
    The Grand Old Party
    The Party of Lincoln

    The Putin Party

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    March 29, 2019 4:30 a.m.

    Rep. Adam Schiff's response to the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee was spectacular. One rock solid fact after another, boom, boom, boom. Each fact already a part of the public record, and ignored or glossed over by partisan sycophants.

    I don't know who the Repub was that attempted to speak after this devastating fusillade, but I noticed that he wasn't seeking to refute the facts. No, he instead sounded defensive about Schiff's characterization of Trump apologists as being okay with the immoral, unethical, and unpatriotic behavior he'd just detailed.

    Then show us you're not okay with it, Trump supporters. I don't hear you refuting the facts of the behavior. You're not pretending these things didn't happen. So present your case. How are these things okay? (FYI, if your instinct is to go to whataboutisms, these aren't a defense. They're an admission.)

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    March 29, 2019 12:55 a.m.

    Impartial7, I trust you don't know that many parts of the report can't be handed out due to restrictions of law. But the law never stopped Democrat liberals. Speaking of tax returns and school grades, I would love to have seen Obama's taxes from day one and find out how a guy that has never worked turned into a multimillionaire and of course we never saw his grades or applications for enrollment at his big time colleges.

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    March 29, 2019 12:16 a.m.

    Schiff and Swalwell are attorneys who should know that the Mueller Report is governed by a different statute than the Starr Report. Mueller and Barr are following the law that governs them in not immediately releasing the entire report just as Starr was following a different statute in releasing his report to Congress.

    Those calling for the immediate release of the Mueller Report are ignoring the law. I believe Schiff, Swalwell, and their ilk know the law but they'd rather engage in demagoguery, getting those ignorant of the law riled up while they continue to lie to the public and think they can apply the law only when it suits them.

  • Lew Elton Jeppson Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:50 p.m.

    Everything Schiff said today in response was true. Everything.

  • Astoria Jim Mamaroneck, NY
    March 28, 2019 11:18 p.m.

    Barr is not an independent jurist...a legal equivalent of General Mattis...who was widely respected across the political spectrum for non-partisanship.
    He applied for his job by writing a glowing memo opposing a special counsel investigation.
    The entire report must be revealed, at least to the Congress.
    After all, if Trump and his team will lie about matters that can be easily refuted...like the size of his inaugural crowd...how can he or his team be trusted about matters that cannot be refuted, such as what the Mueller report really says?
    I would think an innocent man would want the whole report revealed, so the matter would drop and truly be forgotten.
    But if you grew up in Queens County, as I did, and saw how the Trump family conducted themselves for years...even lying about the number of floors in their apartment buildings...you would know how much Donald Trump's assurances were worth.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:19 p.m.

    The Mueller Report was really the obituary for the Democratic Party.
    Some within the family refuse to believe in the death until they read the full obituary, but the deceased cannot be revived no matter how carefully they scrutinize and try to pick apart the words of the obituary.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 9:38 p.m.

    We need term limits BIG TIME!

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 28, 2019 7:22 p.m.

    Anyone who can read should understand what the AG put in his first letter to congressional leaders. He is bound by law, regulation and practice. He will release what meets these guidelines.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 28, 2019 6:51 p.m.

    Release the Mueller report. RIght now, accusing Schiff of anything is a bit like accusing the President of being born abroad just because you don't like him.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 5:04 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    I don't know who HVH refers to; I meant that Trump lies repeatedly. Trump himself says he wants it released (so anyone can take that and say "Trump says he wants it released") but actions don't seem to sync up with that.

    @2bits
    "All I've heard him say is he wants the full report released ASAP!"

    So have I. I've heard him say lots of things that were completely and blatantly false, not even in a partisan view sense, in an objective reality sense. His word, like his promises, as Romney would note, is as useless as a degree from Trump University.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    March 28, 2019 4:34 p.m.

    @2 Bits - shouldn't Adam Schiff be allowed to substantiate the extraordinary claims he's making?

    Or is it in the best interests of the American people to banish the accuser?

    Let's see the report, let's see where Chairman Schiff's committee's work leads before we smother him and disregard the accusation.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    March 28, 2019 4:21 p.m.

    @Harrison Bergeron:

    Rather than taking only the opinion of the police officer, or the chief of police, or the local politican attorney... perhaps the neighbors should be able to access the full evidence of the claim. Right? Just firing the police office wouldn't fully clear your name, would it?

    Rather than calling for Adam Schiff to resign, why won't Republicans allow We the People to view the full report, just like Trump said we should be able to, within the last week?

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 3:49 p.m.

    Craig Clark: “GOP attacks on him are because he is touching a nerve that has Republicans fidgeting.”

    Absolutely, it touches a nerve. Weaponizing our national security apparatus for political purposes definitely touches a nerve. It’s that nerve that reminds people of a banana republic where the ruling party uses the military, intelligence agencies and law enforcement to spy on, demonize and subdue the opposition.

    Imagine if you had a neighbor who didn’t like you and was also a police officer. And what if that neighbor used his position of power to tell your neighborhood that he had access to information that proved you were a child abuser? This is what Adam Schiff did with his position on the intelligence committee. So yes, this definitely touches a nerve. It should touch everyone’s nerves who love freedom. If we allow this type of behavior we eventually become Venezuela, Cuba or Russia.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 28, 2019 3:38 p.m.

    mcclark
    nice change of subject – we are not talking about congressional investigations, but investigations by special investigators / prosecutors. Very different animals.

    Frozen
    HVH lies? I often disagree with him, and liberals often state half-truths or put forth obfuscations. Hmm – thanks for the heads up! BO was the perfect example of liberals who had trouble with truth. And nancy would not know the truth if it bit her – especially if it disagrees with her idea of what she wants it to be.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 28, 2019 3:07 p.m.

    @Fred44
    I didn't say what's in the Mueller Report is obvious. I said that this is not just oversight is obvious, and it is.

    Schiff isn't out to protect Americas elections. He's out to get the President, and that's obvious. That's not oversight.

    Oversight isn't trying to take out the President by any means possible. Oversight is reviewing executive decisions.

    Google "congressional oversight definition"...
    ---
    "Congressional oversight includes the review, monitoring, and supervision of federal agencies, programs, activities, and policy implementation"...

    Oversight is not taking out the President by any means possible (Which is Schiff's goal).

    Oversight is reviewing Exec Branch decisions. Not organizing coups.

    Congress oversight is an integral part of the American system of checks and balances. But it's not there to carry out a partisan coup.

    Partisans are ruining the traditional checks and balances oversight by replacing it with partisan witch hunts and endless attempts to take out the President.

    Schff doesn't want oversight. He wants Trump's head.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    March 28, 2019 3:08 p.m.

    Must be tough to be a liberal these days. When Trump joked for the Russians to find the Hillary 33,000 lost email, the dems jumped all over the joke as their best evidence of collusion. When that failed as evident by the Mueller's report - the dems has now zero in on the 300 page long report as their best evidence -Nice!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 28, 2019 2:55 p.m.

    Harrison Bergeron,
    "The Intelligence Committee will be a dysfunctional mess as long as Schiff is there. He could be reassigned to the Climate Committee or something where he can’t really harm our national security or our country. But he has to resign or be kicked from that committee for the good of the country."
    ____________________
    Schiff is not likely going to be forced to resign. GOP attacks on him are because he is touching a nerve that has Republicans fidgeting.

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 2:26 p.m.

    @ Fred44

    You have misread the source of that quote. It’s a direct quote from the LA Times. Go back and read it carefully.

    Schiff used his position of power and access to intelligence for political gain. For two years he ran around saying “I have access to special information that proves Trump is a traitor.” He owns a significant amount of the blame for making a large part or the country actually believe the President of the United States was a traitor and a puppet to Russia. Many who comment here were duped by this hoax, often even using the term “Putin’s puppet” in reference to the President.

    So now he has turned the House Intelligence Committee into a political circus. All nine of the Republicans on the committee “have no faith in [his] ability to discharge [his] duties in a manner consistent with [his] Constitutional responsibility.” This includes Utah’s own Chris Stewart.

    The Intelligence Committee will be a dysfunctional mess as long as Schiff is there. He could be reassigned to the Climate Committee or something where he can’t really harm our national security or our country. But he has to resign or be kicked from that committee for the good of the country.

  • David Centerville, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:54 p.m.

    I feel the country needs to move on and address real issues now.

    But in order to move on, the full report should be released to Congress and possible the entirety released to the public.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 28, 2019 1:41 p.m.

    2 bits,

    You said "This is Way beyond "Oversight" now. That is obvious.

    This is not oversight anymore. This is an attack on the President of the United States."

    Do you know what is in the report? Do you know what the various Democrats on the various committee's may know?

    This looks a lot like an opinion on your part not backed up by any information. Could you share the report or some links to the information that allowed you to obvious to you that this has gone way beyond oversight.

    Sounds like a partisan position to me rather than anything factual you can prove. I personally am not satisfied with Barr's 4 page summary of Mueller's 300 page report especially with Barr's past comments about whether a sitting President can be indicted as well as his comments on the Mueller Investigation before he became the AG. He left a lot of questions unanswered.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:36 p.m.

    @2bits;
    "All I've heard him say is he wants the full report released ASAP!
    You Assume he won't release the report... He's said he wants the report released."

    Yeah, he said he'd sit down with Mueller. He didn't. He said he'd release his tax returns, he didn't. He said Mexico would pay for the wall, they didn't.
    Trump has the authority to release the report, right now. But wait. He'll go to great lengths to keep it hidden. You should know by now, what Trump says and what he does are usually opposites.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:34 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    "And as HVH says, trump wants the report released."

    Except he doesn't. He lies. Frequently. His lawyers and McConnell are taking steps to block it. If he wanted it released it'd be released.

    @endoftimes
    "Mr Muller was the lefts' big hero until the results didn't go the way they want, now a big villain?"

    The left doesn't consider Mueller a villain. And the only reason there are talks about calling him in to testify would only be for informative purposes if the report is kept secret or is heavily redacted, not as any sort of judgment of him. Barr's summary notes there weren't any times when a Mueller request was deemed unreasonable, so I guess if we want false criticism of Mueller, we should be looking at Trump and the GOP that railed against him for two years.

  • Sportsfan123 Herriman, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    Do people really understand the politic's of this govt? The term politics is the debate or opinion or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.

    I think the focus word in this definition is "Conflict", that said I think the democrats are not dumb they have law degree's, they understand the rules of law and they clearly understand that the attorney general is not allowed to release the mueller report in it's entirety, mr barr is required by law to redact and withhold information pertaining to the grand jury and anything regarding national security cannot be divulged in this report to the public, the congress I am sure will be allowed to view in private.

    So for the dems to be making this silly demand is nothing but politics pitting and sewing public discord and conflict among detractors and supporters of donald trump.

    William Barr will release the report as much of it as legally possible when the above said redactions have been completed.

    Then all of the trump haters can actually see for themselves what kind of farce this investigation really was.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    @Lost in DC. It would seem that you are unaware of the seven, thats right, seven Republican led congressional investigations of Hillary. They all found no wrong doing by her.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:29 p.m.

    The thing about the report is that it's operating under the notion that a sitting President cannot be indicted. So of course Mueller was never going to recommend indictment. One should assume that Barr is at least reasonably accurate in the summary. Whatever involvement with Russia there might be is likely mostly indirect and falls somewhere on the order of the criticism of judgment of Clinton for her emails.

    Obstruction though, that one is different. There wasn't an obstruction indictment recommended for Nixon (similar notion, president can't be indicted) and the reports didn't say to impeach Nixon for obstruction. It laid out enough evidence that it built a case for impeachment. Barr's summary noting that it doesn't exonerate Trump with a report that can't indict leaves a wide range. Perhaps it's like the Clinton emails where there's criticism of Trump's behavior but that's about it, or it rises to a level that the evidence laid out in the report could lead to an impeachment case. We don't know.

    Once reasonable redactions (for classified material or isolated other things) are done the report should be revealed in a few weeks.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:10 p.m.

    @JaneB
    RE: "GOP says don't believe your lying eyes"...
    ---
    Where has the GOP said that?

    Give us something we can google to see if it's true or just something you made up in your own mind.

    ===

    RE: "The GOP wants to sweep this under the rug, saying there's nothing to see here"...
    ---
    Can you show us where anybody in the GOP said they want to sweep this under the rug?
    Can you show us where anybody in the GOP said there's nothing to see here?

    Are these Assumptions? Assuming you know what they are thinking? Or did they actually say the things you pretend they said?

    ===

    Some Democrats are becoming unhinged. Which is strange that they would become even more unhinged, when Mueller and even the liberal media (not just the GOP) said the investigation "Categorically found there was no collusion with Russia".

    Obstruction is still out there. But if Mueller couldn't draw a conclusion... how can you?

    ===

    RE: "Congress has a constitutional responsibility for oversight"...
    ---
    This is Way beyond "Oversight" now. That is obvious.

    This is not oversight anymore. This is an attack on the President of the United States.

    Mueller was oversight. This is beyond oversight.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:08 p.m.

    "What part of NO crimes do the socialist lefties not understand?"

    Ah yes. "Socialist."

    The new boogy man of the right wing.

    How much dumber can this all become?

    I'm afraid we're gonna find out.

  • fani wj, UT
    March 28, 2019 1:05 p.m.

    The dems are desperate for good news after promising indictment and impeachment... now they discover 300 pages long is their next "savior", hilarious!

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:56 p.m.

    Yup. Bring it.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:54 p.m.

    The only people who don't want it released are those that would want things to stay hidden.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:52 p.m.

    You all know Dems won't be satisfied with the hole report either... right?

    When they get the whole report... they will just want more.

    The full report is just the map for where to dig. Who/what needs subpoenas to appear before them so they can question them more and more in hopes of breaking them or getting something they can use in the media for a few days, or for the election.

    They will want all the underlying documents next. Every email, every conversation, every deposition, every rumor, every bit of information that can be used...

    It's just destroying our country IMO.

    And yes I know Trump is not a good-guy. But is it worth destroying our country and dragging America through all this to get your "Enemy"?

    Just wait for the election Dems. It's not that urgent.

    ===

    Who has done more damage to America and our confidence in our leaders? Dems in Congress? Or Russian Trolls writing derogatory articles about Hillary Clinton?

    I think Russian Trolls buying $100,000 in advertisements on facebook did less damage to America than 2 years of non-stop attacks on our leaders from the Adam Schiffs in Congress and people in the American press working this agenda every day.

  • eldonp Parowan, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:52 p.m.

    To make an informed decision based on the report, it is necessary to read it in its entirety. Otherwise, "conclusions" are based on hearsay, speculation and a vague and self-interested summary.

    That this is even an issue shows the depths to which we have descended. Do you want to be told what something means or actually do the research for yourself?

  • UtahBruin Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    @Impartial7

    Trump didn't hide any report. And with regards to school grades, do mean like the way Barry sealed his transcripts? Oh yeah I get it now. It's only bad to not come out with anything if it is on the other side of the isle. Open mind much?

    @JaneB

    First of all, you and not one other person on the earth "saw it with your own eyes." It is pure speculation at this point until proof and facts are available. And if there were proof and facts, you should know that it would not have been kept under wraps. Personally, I don't care if it does or does not get released.

    But since you bring up the oversight committee. I tell you what, how about we release the report when we can get Hillary's emails she destroyed, and her phones, and the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 28, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Barr's synopsis that cleared President Donald Trump of campaign collusion with Russia and criminal obstruction of the federal probe "condescending" and "arrogant."
    ____________________
    Speaker Pelosi is showing more restraint and temperance than I would. Barr's four page summary is starting to sound more like a smokescreen if not an outright coverup.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 28, 2019 12:36 p.m.

    @Impartial7 7:10
    RE: "You have to wonder why Trump goes to great lengths and expense to hide this report"...
    ---
    What great length or expense has Trump taking to hide this report? Details please.

    All I've heard him say is he wants the full report released ASAP!

    You Assume he won't release the report... He's said he wants the report released.

    You Assumed he was about to fire Mueller... yet he never did.

    You make so many Assumptions that don't pan out. Is that from listening to Democrat Talking Points in the media? Or were they your own Assumptions?

    ===

    Adam Schiff sees the US President as the "Enemy" (same as Russia). Trying daily to shake our confidence in our leaders, and our institutions (same as the Russians).

    Do we want people who see our government and our leaders as the "Enemy" in Congress?

    It's gone beyond oversight for Adam Schiff. He sees Trump as the Enemy (not ISIS or Russia).

    When we have people in congress trying to undermine our leaders (same thing Russian Internet Trolls were trying to do)... that's a problem.

    It's not oversight to him anymore. Taking out our President has become his full time job (same as Russian trolls).

    He should step down.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 28, 2019 12:21 p.m.

    Full and complete Ken Starr report was released, including with grand jury info. So yes, we need to see the full report, and all of the evidence and grand jury info. All. of. it.

    The GOP wants to sweep this under the rug, saying there's nothing to see here. But obviously there's a lot to see. Else why would Mueller specifically say that he did not exonerate Trump on obstruction. We know there was obstruction because we saw many instances of it with our own eyes.

    GOP says don't believe your lying eyes.

    Congress has a constitutional responsibility for oversight. Let them do it.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    March 28, 2019 12:18 p.m.

    Three hundred plus pages, not one of which has been provided to Congress, much less to the American public. Barr offers as a substitute his own four page summary and we're supposed to see that as providing Congress all that it needs to determine if there are evidentiary grounds for impeachment?

    No reasonable person is going to swallow that.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 28, 2019 12:10 p.m.

    Harrison, when you said "If they choose to plow forward, they will look like unhinged conspiracy theorists hellbent on proving themselves right." I thought for a minute you were talking about Donald Trump and his birtherism.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:53 a.m.

    @ WeThePeople

    "300 pages? that's way too long. How could anyone have time to read that?"

    Some people consider intellectual curiosity a strength.

    Other people prefer Robert Mueller drew a few pictures with crayons.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:39 a.m.

    Cougfan60
    No indictments of hilary – of course not, holder and lynch were political operatives who declined to press charges. The only hypocrisy was from holder and lynch.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    Release the entire report. Let the people decide if they want to re-elect Dear Leader.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:25 a.m.

    300 pages? that's way too long. How could anyone have time to read that?

    I'm grateful to the attorney general for telling us the important information. Trump is Innocent. NO COLLUSION. Now can we move on?

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    March 28, 2019 11:16 a.m.

    @Impartial
    Because he's not required to. Period

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    Consider this from the LA Times:

    “…no matter how disappointed the Schiffs and Swalwells are now, they must issue mea culpas for dividing the country – to begin to heal this nation today and prepare a clean slate for the next Democrat to occupy the Oval Office. If they choose to plow forward, they will look like unhinged conspiracy theorists hellbent on proving themselves right. Schiff in particular ought to, at a minimum, step down from the House Intelligence Committee. Honestly, he should probably just resign from Congress in shame.”

  • endoftimes Salt Lake City, UT
    March 28, 2019 10:46 a.m.

    You have to wonder why Shiff goes to great lengths and expense to continue to investigate the NO collusion, No obstruction report. Mr Muller was the lefts' big hero until the results didn't go the way they want, now a big villain?

    As far as the investigation, since when does anyone have the right to request FISA, (foreign intelligence surveillance) warrants (illegally I might add)? Mike Flynn was trapped with a procedural so called lie to the FBI, McCabe. Flynn asked if he would need a lawyer, macabe said no, just a few questions, we'll talk right here in the white house. That's entrapment, he had no time to prepare because he could not immediately remember a technical question. An honorable US General officer that served his whole life, now in $5M in debt.

    By the way its not illegal to do international business with any country like Russia when you have international hotels, golf courses and resorts. The President pulled out of operational duties before the election.

    What part of NO crimes do the socialist lefties not understand?

  • Utefan60 , 00
    March 28, 2019 10:40 a.m.

    lost in DC - West Jordan, UT, aren't you being a little bit hypocriticasl here?

    The investigations into Hillary have gone on for years and ZERO, yes ZERO convictions or indictments.

    Mueller's is two years long and 34 individuals associated with Trump have been charged in 199 indictments.

    And you claim that Mueller didn't find anything?

    Trump said he would release his taxes. He has NOT! That is a lie in my book, and that of honest, decent, and moral people who hold this man accountable

    It takes a massive amount of cognitive dissonance and deflection to say otherwise.

    Nice attack on Imperial7. Trump has not released his taxes. He brags about his grades but wont release them. And one of his former instructors said things about him that are not printable in the Deseret News.

    Trump doesn't want the Mueller report released. Saying that he does tells us he is unable to have it done? Why? Is Mitch covering for him?

    Release the whole report to the American public. Let Congress address the issues of obstruction that Mueller left wide open. And then your side can go investigate Hillary again. Jared and Ivanka are using non secured emails. Why?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 28, 2019 10:01 a.m.

    Let the dems keep up their drumbeat, sounding and looking sillier all the time.

    "I would hope the attorney general would not be acting as a political operative for the president," said Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.,

    Oh, you mean the way holder and lynch were for BO, or the way the IRS was for BO?

    Imperial7
    What do your accusations about his taxes and school grades have to do with this report? And as HVH says, trump wants the report released.

    There you go
    And dems attacked the GOP house committee doing their job investigating hilary. What’s your point? Do you honestly think schiff does not have pre-conceptions regarding trump?

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 28, 2019 10:01 a.m.

    Thid,

    For a minute there I thought you were giving the Republican Senators good advice as they prepare to launch another round of Clinton investigations. I would think that 20 years of investigating the Clinton's and not being able to bring a single charge would be enough, but no, it looks like Lindsey Graham is going to let Trump convince him to launch another round of investigations.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    March 28, 2019 10:01 a.m.

    Trump doesn’t have the ability to collude with his staff. Why would anyone think he has the ability to do so with a foreign power?

  • Hal 9000 Vernal, UT
    March 28, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    420 folk want to see it? What a great perspective looking through a fog of political bias. hate and smoke. ugh

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    March 28, 2019 9:17 a.m.

    The gop attacks a member of Congress for doing his job.

    Pathetic.

    The pre-conceived premise behind barr's quick 48 hour assessment of a comprehensive 2 year investigation is that a sitting POTUS cannot be indicted.

    Perfect.

    Robert Mueller's conclusion simply left the door open for the Congress to debate the issue of obstruction.

    With regard to the issue that a sitting POTUS cannot be indicted...the republican individual currently occupying the WH will not be sitting in the WH forever.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 28, 2019 7:53 a.m.

    . . . and people in Hell want ice water. . . So the Dems don't want to acknowledge the time it takes to review and redact items relating to national security, grand jury testimony, and other pertinent issues. Too bad. They lost on the 'insurance policy' but they did have two years of significant distraction and bad MSM attention to Trump The Democrats obviously don't care if Barr follows the law relating to the special counsel or not; just like emotional children, they want what they want, when they want it.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 28, 2019 7:49 a.m.

    There is an old but wise saying often attributed to the Lakota Tribe that says: " If you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount"! The Mueller report killed your "horse"! There was no Trump-Russian collusion/obstruction! Continuing to beat your dead horse is futile. But on the other hand, what else to you have? No plan, no hope, no vision and no future, only a dead horse!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    March 28, 2019 7:16 a.m.

    420 Folks want to see it.

    Trump "claims" he want's it released. (maybe like his taxes)

    Mitch is blocking it.

    Mitch appears to have more power than the president.

    Release it. And remember Nixon wasn't ever found guilty of knowing/orchestrating the break in, but for obstruction of justice, the part of the Mueller report being ignored by Donald and the right wing.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 28, 2019 7:10 a.m.

    You have to wonder why Trump goes to great lengths and expense to hide this report, his tax returns and his school grades. He's such a braggart, if things are really so great he'd post them all over the place. I think we all know why he doesn't.