Social media sites are exploding in outrage as the Dept. of Justice minutes ago sought to head off speculation by announcing a redacted version of the long-awaited Mueller report now will not be released to Congress until Thursday. Early last week Attorney General William Barr promised it would be available within a week, leading many to speculate it would have been out this past Friday or today at the latest.
Of note, however, is that the DOJ will also release a version to the public on Thursday. It’s unclear currently if both versions will be the same.
On MSNBC former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, Frank Figluzzi, just said experts believe 50% – 70% of the report will be redacted.
And MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell notes the timing is curious, coming the day before Good Friday and Easter weekend.
Delay, delay, delay: Barr will release the redacted Mueller Report on Thursday morning
— What’s Normal? (@ThinkTwice2019) April 15, 2019
Barr’s version of the Mueller report is going to be coming out Thursday morning
We don’t know:
1. How much Barr will redact
2. What legal standards (if any) Barr is using to justify his redactions
3. How much Barr has consulted with the White House during the process
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 15, 2019
Per MSNBC: Barr to release his redacted cover-up version of the Mueller report to Congress and the public on Thursday.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) April 15, 2019
FFS. This isn’t “the Mueller Report.”
Please, please, please figure out a way to distinguish Thursday’s redacted report from the actual, unredacted report that Mueller filed.
We already did this with the Barr Letter. Do not make the same exact mistake again. https://t.co/ztthT4mhSb
— Dan Lavoie (@djlavoie) April 15, 2019
It will take Barr 4 full weeks to release Mueller’s report. Expect it to be redacted to shreds – we need to not let up one bit until the American people see the FULL report! https://t.co/RpO12f72IO
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 15, 2019
BREAKING! Mueller report drops on Thursday mornin’! Just in time to be drowned out by Passover, Easter and a Congressional recess.
The ultimate day for the ultimate cover-up.https://t.co/OOrKtG7IUZ
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) April 15, 2019
Ok, so the public and Congress will see the (redacted) Mueller report on Thursday morning.
When will the White House see it?
Or do they already have it?
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 15, 2019
For crying out loud: Seeing multiple media outlets and media people on Twitter announcing “the Mueller report being released on Thursday.” No. It is not. The redacted version from Barr is being released. This is the Barr letter all over again.
— Barbara Morrill (@BarbinMD) April 15, 2019
Got my hands on an exclusive preview of Thursday’s Mueller Report release pic.twitter.com/YYA1X92emo
— Double Double Mohel and Trouble🔥 (@Pale_0ntologist) April 15, 2019
If Congress does not receive an un-redacted report to one of its joint committees then its time to #MarchOnWashington
Mueller Report Will Be Released Thursday, Justice Dept. Says https://t.co/BTYN0XaqiQ
— Christopher Nugent (@c1nugent) April 15, 2019
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Seven Florida Republicans File Slew of Anti-LGBTQ Bills
Seven Florida Republican lawmakers have filed four bills attacking the LGBTQ community.
NBC News reports “the bills would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender children, repeal municipal and county ordinances protecting LGBTQ workers, and legalize so-called gay conversion therapy in places that had banned the medically debunked practice.”
Conversion therapy has been compared to torture by those who have been victims of it, and states have been banning the practice given its ties to suicide and attempted suicide.
The lawmakers are Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Sen. Dennis Baxley, Rep. Bob Rommel, Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Michael Grant, Sen. Keith Perry, and Rep. Byron Donalds (images above, in order of NBC’s reporting.) (NCRM has added links to their Twitter accounts.)
Orlando Weekly’s Solomon Gustavo reports on House Bill 136, filed by Sabatini and Baxley, “which would make it a second-degree felony for health care practitioners to administer treatment for transitioning or changing a child’s sex.”
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Investigation Into Legality of Trump Tipping Off Mar-a-Lago Guests to Soleimani’s Killing
Elizabeth Warren is calling for financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Trump broke the law when he told guests at his Mar-a-Lago resort to expect something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq, The Daily Beast reports.
“Individuals who were guests at President Trump’s resort may have obtained confidential market-moving information,” a letter Warren sent to agencies read. “These private individuals … would have had the opportunity to obtain significant profits simply by being guests or members at President Trump’s private resort.”
Read the full report over at The Daily Beast.
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“Kathryn and James’ views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known,” said a spokesperson for the couple. “They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary.”
James Murdoch is CEO of the investment firm Lupa Systems but sits on the board of News Corp, which publishes more than 140 newspapers in Australia, and his brother Lachlan runs the Fox News Channel in the U.S.
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