William Barr’s ‘Summary’ Of The Mueller Report Just Blew Up On His Face
As Democrats prepare the subpoena hammer to force Donald Trump’s handpicked Attorney General William Barr to release the entire Robert Mueller report, Barr has suddenly lost control of the “no collusion” narrative.
The general public was supposed to believe Barr’s claims that Mueller found no evidence of collusion, and that Mueller took a pass on whether Trump committed obstruction. Of course, no one outside of Trump’s base believed this at all.
Barr, who has spent the past five days trying to convince us that his misleading four-page document released earlier this week was somehow an honest summary of the Mueller report, is now singing a different tune and he’s suddenly decided that his initial summary wasn’t actually a “summary.” No, really.
The conflicted Attorney General sent a public letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler today, complaining that the media and the public have been “mischaracterizing my March 24, 2019 supplemental notification as a ‘summary.’” Yep, that’s right, now that Barr’s summary has crashed and burned, he’s insisting it wasn’t a summary, and he wants a do-over. This is about to blow up in his face spectacularly.
You can’t say “Here’s my summary” and then after no one believes it’s legitimate, turn around and say “No wait, that wasn’t my summary, here’s my real summary.” Yet this is precisely what William Barr is attempting to do here.
Barr has lost control of the narrative, and he’s not getting it back. This will cause his next dishonest “summary” to be viewed even more skeptically than his first dishonest “summary.” Yes, he’ll get eaten alive for this, by the media and the public.