Robert Mueller Went Ahead and Filed His Report

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After many, many false starts, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally filed his report on whether or not the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election, according to a Justice Department spokesperson. The investigation, which concluded Friday, was also concerned with whether the president and his associates later obstructed efforts to investigate that possible coordination. Mueller was named special counsel in May of 2017, after President Trump abruptly fired former FBI director James Comey; he is also the “Mueller” so referenced on your mother’s “Mueller Time” mug.

The report isn’t public (and may never become public), but here’s some of what’s been reported so far, from the Washington Post:

The Justice Department notified Congress late Friday that it had received Mueller’s report but did not describe its contents. Barr is expected to summarize the findings for lawmakers in coming days.

The submission of Mueller’s report marks the culmination of his closely held inquiry, a case that has engulfed the Trump administration since its inception and led to multiple guilty pleas from former advisers to the president. With the closing of his investigation, Congress and the newly empowered Democratic House majority will soon assess his findings – and determine what steps to take next.


Mueller’s investigation has so far also led to the indictment of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, and the convictions of ostrich leather jacket-fan Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn.

Life is full of anticlimaxes, and crime time continues. We’ll update this post as the story develops. 

Senior editor, Jezebel

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Guesses anyone? I’m guessing that there’s plenty of smoke, but no major fires. Maybe enough for a congressional rebuke, but not enough to sink the administration. Plenty of very shady activity, but with just enough cover that someone with a vested interest in seeing innocence will see it assuming some major obtuseness. Certainly enough to clothe any other president in shame and scandal, but just another odious day for this man-child who would be king. I’m putting my faith in the state prosecutors now. He may not see the inside of a jail while he’s in office, but I’m hoping him and all his filthy confederates (yes, that includes his idiot children and in-laws) are wearing jumpsuits that match his skin when his administration has run its course. I only hope I’m alive to see it especially since the furious backpedaling among the conservatives to distance themselves from Trump is going to generate enough to completely wean us off fossil fuels.