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Thursday, February 21, 2019

"According to people familiar"

For John, BLUFI am sorry, Virginia, but there appears to be no there there.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

While I found this item in The Boston Globe, it is really from the WaPo, The Washington Post.  And who did they talk to?  "People familiar."  How familiar?  The Charlady or some nameless, faceless bureaucrat?

From The Boston Globe! by Washington Post Reporters Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey and Matt Zapotosky, 21 February 2019

Here is the lede plus two:

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials are preparing for the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and believe a confidential report could be issued in coming days, according to people familiar with the discussions.

The investigation has consumed Washington since it began in May 2017, and it increasingly appears to be nearing its end, which would send fresh shock waves through the political system.  Mueller could deliver his report to Attorney General William Barr next week, according to a person familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Regulations call for Mueller to submit to the attorney general a confidential explanation as to why he decided to charge certain individuals, as well as who else he investigated and why he decided not to charge those people.  The regulations then call for the attorney general to report to Congress about the investigation.

The article notes that CNN has reported "that [Special Counsel] Mueller could send a report to Barr as early as next week."  Great.  Just as President Trump is sitting down with Chairman Kim.

Does anyone think this will be the end of it?  Not even a Trump victory in the 2020 Election will end it.

Regards  —  Cliff

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