According to the latest polls, most Americans are still having a difficult time buying into the abbreviated content within Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. As a result, Barr is now claiming that it wasn’t really a summary after all, and wishes to release a longer one in order to appease the general public.
A big part of the issue with the summary is that it conveniently excludes the grand jury material Mueller allegedly laid out in his report in order to make a detailed case to Congress and the public about the Trump regime’s collusion and obstruction. And even if a revised summary were to be issued, you can bet that Barr still wouldn’t want that material included for release to the public, especially considering grand jury materials aren’t typically required to be made public.
However, luckily for the American people, former Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski set a precedent to change that, particularly when those materials pertain to an investigation into a sitting president. Fortunately, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press are well aware of this and claims it is already going to court in order to push for the public release of ALL grand jury materials outlined in the Mueller report.
BREAKING: @rcfp has asked the federal district court for the District of Columbia to authorize the release of grand jury materials "cited, quoted, or referenced" in the report submitted to Attorney General William Barr by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. https://t.co/iR2WH3jMYU
— Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (@rcfp) April 1, 2019
Additionally, Federal Judge Beryl Howell has set a filing date for the court battle to proceed.
DC Judge Beryl Howell, petitioned today to authorize release of Mueller grand jury materials, sets * April 12 * filing date for a proposed briefing schedule from @rcfp, USDOJ https://t.co/ynBnBxi5ZZ pic.twitter.com/P9X7cB2c7L
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) April 1, 2019
Regardless, make no mistake about it, William Barr will likely try to hold onto the grand jury materials contained in the Mueller report on legal grounds, but if the judge rules that the materials be released to the public, Barr will have no choice but to adhere.