Lost on most is the fact that the Trump Organization and Inaugural Committee are both under investigation in the State of New York. Is it possible when writing his report, Mueller acknowledged that Double Jeopardy might come into play and by foregoing indictments on the Federal level, he was able to refer matters to New York State for additional prosecution? Is is possible, Mueller not only eliminated the issue of double jeopardy but also moved matters outside the reach of Trump's pardon powers? THIS alone should worry the Trump camp - and despite their positive spin relating to Barr's Summary, Trump, his entire family and business may be brought down for insurance, banking and tax fraud. If this is the case, then did Mueller do what was needed - create a path for State prosecutions clear of Trump's interference?
When asked how I feel about the Barr Report, I have put it plainly - if I was watching a sporting event broadcast by the home team with the home announcers we only hear how their team can do no wrong due to their "Homer Bias." As a result, I prefer to reserve judgment on Mueller's Report only when I can have full access to review it. I am willing to bet some of the conclusions Barr has made may not jive with the evidence produced by Mueller. This alone is enough of a reason to demand the full report be published to the public. After all, when Rudy Giuliani says he was surprised the Mueller's Report wasn't as bad as he thought it might be, then shouldn't we be demanding to see the report in its entirety? And who provided Giuliani with the Mueller Report when we are being told no one in the Administration has gained access to it? (See: news.yahoo.com/trump-lawyer-says-mueller-report-better-expected-202948646.html). NO one should base their final opinions on the (potentially partisan) Barr Summary.
The bottom line is clear. Trump claims he was "exonerated" when the actual report and Barr's Summary say he was not. Of course, Trump has lied about this as have his supporters in the media. Democrats will be labeled as nut jobs for pursing criminal investigations of the president - despite plenty of evidence warranting same. Please note - Obstruction of Justice may not be indictable in Barr's opinion, but the House of Representatives has the final say. Unfortunately, if they can prove Trump obstructed justice (and perhaps is a white collar criminal for various frauds), the GOP Senate will kill it in its tracks. Perhaps the GOP thinks it cannot stand to have another president in the form of Nixon? I guess we shall see. One thing is for sure - 2020 is the opportunity to rid America of Donald Trump and his divisive nonsense. I can only hope a majority of Americans (and those in States that move the Electoral College) agree. Try to have a great week!