Special Counselor Robert Mueller Set to Release Findings in Russia Investigation: Report

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller, aka Omar Little in the White House’s The Wire, is expected to once-and-for-all confirm release the findings as to whether or not Russia colluded to help President Buster von Loonius steal the Oval Office from the American people.

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According to Bloomberg, Omar is expected to pull his findings out of his trench coat after the November midterms amid increased pressure from the White House to issue indictments or shut it down.

Here’s what Omar is expected to render judgment on, Bloomberg reports:

Whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Mueller’s findings would be made public if he doesn’t secure unsealed indictments. The regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.

The question of timing is critical. Mueller’s work won’t be concluded ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when Democrats hope to take control of the House and end Trump’s one-party hold on Washington.

But this timeline also raises questions about the future of the probe itself. Trump has signaled he may replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the election, a move that could bring in a new boss for Mueller. Rosenstein also might resign or be fired by Trump after the election.

Rosenstein has made it clear that he wants Mueller to wrap up the investigation as expeditiously as possible, another U.S. official said. The officials gave no indications about the details of Mueller’s conclusions. Mueller’s office declined to comment for this story.

So there it is. Now we wait, though we all know Russia probably colluded with its favorite Russian operative President PeePee Von Spankdat, aka Trumponoski.

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DISCUSSION

On some level, we are all just guessing as to what will ultimately happen with Mueller and his investigation, but I think we would be served well to side eye any news report that cites “two anonymous U.S. officials” as its only sources. This could very well be Trump admin officials adding more public pressure to Rosenstein to button this whole thing up - the one way to tell if this is so is to look at who stands to benefit from a given story. Is Rosenstein actually trying to get Mueller to wrap this up in the next 60 days or so? I don’t know. Does Trump want that to be the case? Absofuckinglutely. Something else I know - Mueller and his team don’t leak, like at all. Any insights into that investigation is most definitely not coming from him. Mueller has only spoken thru indictments and guilty pleas, and they always come out of fucking nowhere.

My guess:  wait to see what happens with the midterms.  If Congress continues to have majority R control, Mueller will be handcuffed due to lack of support.  He may issue a report on his findings to Rosenstein and let him figure it out.  If Ds take at least the house (Senate is not impossible, just much more difficult), then I would expect Mueller to immediately go after at least Roger Stone, Don Jr. and Jared.  There’s a lot of moving parts to this - Kavanaugh, federal vs. state charges, what SDNY is doing w/ Michael Cohen, Manafort’s plea deal, etc. but that’s where I’m at now.