Mueller Report Delivered To AG Barr: NBC News Special Report | NBC News

Mueller Report Delivered To AG Barr: NBC News Special Report | NBC News


DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER AND HIS TEAM INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION AND THE POSSIBLE INVOLVEMENT OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. WHAT HAPPENS NOW INCLUDING WHETHER, WHEN AND HOW MUCH OF MUELLER’S REPORT WILL BE MADE PUBLIC IS IN THE HANDS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEWLY INSTALLED ATTORNEY GENERAL. LET’S FIRST GO TO PETE WILLIAMS. PETE, WALK US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENS NOW.>>SO, TO BE VERY CLEAR. THIS IS ALL WE KNOW. THAT BOB MUELLER HAS SUBMITTED HIS REPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. PERIOD. WE ARE NOT GOING TO HEAR TODAY WHAT THE REPORT SAYS. AS YOU NOTED, LESTER, BARR MADE A COMMITMENT TO GIVE AS MUCH AS HE CAN, BUT WE DON’T KNOW HOW LONG THAT PRASZ WILL TAKE. THAT IS THE FIRST THING. THE SECOND THING, THIS IS IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE, THIS MEANS THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S WORK IS DONE. SO, THAT MEANS BOB MUELLER IS NO LONGER AS A SHORT TIME FROM NOW THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. NO MORE INDICMENTS FROM THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. MIGHT HE AT THE LAST MINUTE FILE INDICTMENTS. THAT DIDN’T SEEM LIKELY. IT DOESN’T SEEM NOW THAT WILL HAPPEN. NO MORE INDICTMENTS AND THAT MEANS DURING THE ENTIRE COURSE OF HIS WORK, ASSIGNED TO DETERMINE WHETHER ANY ONE IN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN MEDDLED IN THE ELECTION, HE NEVER FOUND EVIDENCE TO SUBMIT A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION ACCUSING ANYONE OF THAT. IT DOESN’T MEAN THE INVESTIGATING STOPS BECAUSE REMEMBER ROBERT MUELLER WAS PART OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE SPECIAL COUNSEL OFFICE. THE WORK WILL GO ON JUST AS WHEN IT WAS GOING ON BEFORE ROBERT MUELLER WAS APPOINTED SPECIAL COUNSEL. IT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE U.S. ATTORNEYS IN NEW YORK AND HERE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. BUT ROBERT MUELLER’S WORK IS DONE AND HIS REPORT HAS BEEN HANDED TO WILLIAM BARR. NOW, WE’LL TO FIND OUT WHEN BARR IS GOING TO TELL CONGRESS WHAT IT SAYS. BUT ONE OTHER POINT. ALL THE RULES SAY HERE IS THAT WHEN BARR HANDS HIS REPORT TO, WHEN MUELLER HANDS HIS REPORT TO BARR, IT WILL BE VERY BARE BONES. IF HE FOLLOWS THE RULES, ALL THE RULES SAY IS THAT HE SUBMITS A REPORT SAYING WHO HE PROSECUTED AND WHO HE DECLINED TO PROSECUTE. FURTHER, THE RULES SAY WHEN WILLIAM BARR SUBMITS A REPORT TO CONGRESS, ALL HE’LL SAY IS, ANY TIME THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BLOCKED A MOVE BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. NOW, THAT’S WHAT THE RULES SAY. CLEARLY CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC EXPECT TO HEAR A LOT MORE ABOUT WHAT THE MUELLER REPORT SAYS. BUT THOSE, IF THEY STICK TO THE RULES, THAT’S ALL THAT IS GOING TOP HAEN AND CLEARLY THAT WON’T SATISFY ANYBODY.>>THAT IS A DEBATE TO COME, NO DOUBT, PETE. WE’RE WAITING FOR REACTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. KRISTEN WELKER IS THERE. THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE REPORT MADE PUBLIC IN SOME FORM. ARE WE EXPECTING A QUICK REBUTTAL OR PREBUTTAL, IF YOU WILL.>>WE ARE EXPECTING A QUICK RESPONSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM. WE HAVE NOT YET GOTTEN THOSE STATEMENTS. WE ANTICIPATE THE STATEMENTS WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT HAS NOW BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND WILL SAY THAT THEY WILL WEIGH IN MORE ONCE THEY KNOW MORE IF, IN FACT, THAT DOES HAPPEN. SO, WE ARE CHECKING AND REFRESHING OUR PHONES TO TRY TO GET THOSE STATEMENTS, LESTER. JUST TO PUT THIS MOMENT INTO CONTEXT, THOUGH, THERE IS NO PERHAPS OTHER ISSUE THAT HAS LOOMED LARGER OVER THIS WHITE HOUSE THAN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN THE 2016 ELECTION. IT HAS LOOMED OVER THE PRESIDENT’S FOREIGN POLICY, VARIOUS TRIPS THAT HE HAS TAKEN. HIS DOMESTIC POLICY. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW BEFORE HE LEFT HE WENT IN AND UNLEASHED A NEW ROUND OF ATTACKS REFERRING TO IT AS A WITCH-HUNT AND AS A HOAX. THIS IS THE TYPE OF LANGUAGE WE HAVE HEARD FROM THIS PRESIDENT. IT IS A POLITICAL STRATEGY FOR THIS PRESIDENT. AND IT GIVES YOU A WINDOW INTO WHAT WE CAN EXPECT AS HE PREPARES TO HIT THM CAMPAIGN TRAIL TO FIGHT FOR HIS RE-ELECTION. AS YOU SAID AT THE TOP, LESTER, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CALLED FOR THIS REPORT TO BE MADE PUBLIC BUT UNDERSCORING WHAT PETE HAS SAID, ULTIMATELY, THAT WILL BE UP TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, LESTER.>>KRISTEN, WE’LL STAND BY WHEN WE GET WORD OF A WHITE HOUSE REACTION. MEANTIME, HOST OF “THE BEAT” ON MSNBC JOINS ME. PETE NOTED NO MORE INDICTMENTS. WERE NOT SEALED INDICTMENTS WE WOULD EXPECT TO FIND OUT WHAT THOSE WERE ABOUT. >>IF THERE WERE ANY OTHER SEALED INDICTMENTS, WE WOULD EXPECT THEM TO BE UNSEALED VERY SOON. AS PETE WAS NOTING AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND. IF THE MUELLER REPORT IS SUBMITTED TONIGHT NOW AND NO MORE INDICTMENTS OR OTHERS IN THE NEXT MOMENTS THEN WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT IS THE SNAPSHOTS OF 20 MONTHS OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS. WHAT ARE THOSE? 27 TOTAL INDICTMENTS TO DATE AND MANY OF THOSE HAVE PROCEEDED AS DISCUSSED. THIS MEANS THE NEXT THING THAT WOULD HAPPEN, ONE, THE DOJ LOOKS AT THIS MATERIAL AND FIGURES OUT WHAT MIGHT BECOME PUBLIC AND SHARED WITH CONGRESS AND NUMBER TWO OPEN CASES. VIEWERS WILL REMEMBER ROBERT STONE AWAITS TRIAL. THE D.C. PROSECUTORS AND THE OTHER REGULAR MACHINERY OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE FORWARD. IT IS A BIG DEAL THAT AFTER 20 MONTHS, THIS IS WHERE BOB MUELLER GOT TO AND IF THERE ARE NO OTHER UNSEALED INDICTMENTS, IT WOULD SUGGEST THAT HE FOUND A LOT OF PEOPLE DID CRIMES AS YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN. BUT THAT HE NEVER ULTIMATELY CHARGED ELECTION CONSPIRACY OR COLLUSION.>>WE HEARD ALL ALONG THAT A SITTING PRESIDENT CANNOT BE INDICTED. IF THERE IS SOMETHING, THIS IS A WIDE-OPEN QUESTION. SOMETHING THAT BAR DEEMS IMPEACHABLE IS HE REQUIRED TO GIVE THAT INFORMATION SPECIFICALLY TO CONGRESS?>>HE IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE MORE THAN THE ENDING AND ANY AREAS WHERE HE OR PREVIOUS ATTORNEYS GENERAL HAVE DISAGREED WITH BOB MUELLER. SO, IN THE QUESTION YOU POSE, IF THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO DO SOMETHING TO GO AFTER SAY THE PRESIDENT OR HIS FAMILY AND BOB MUELLER WAS OVERRULED, WHICH COULD BE LEGALLY ALLOWED, CONGRESS WOULD LEARN ABOUT THAT . >>THIS IS DIFFICULT FOR US TO FOLLOW FOR EVEN THOSE OF US WHO FOLLOW IT AS A LIVING. THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, FEDERAL PROSECUTOR HAS BEEN LOOKING AT A CASE THAT MAY IMPLEMENT THE PRESIDENT. THAT CONTINUES ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.>>EXACTLY. AS YOU SAY. A SEPARATE MATTER THAT GREW OUT OF THIS PROBE AND HANDED TO NEW YORK BECAUSE MICHAEL COHEN INITIALLY SAT DOWN WITH BOB MUELLER’S INVESTIGATORS. THE PRESIDENT’S FORMER LAWYER AND AS THEY FOUND THINGS THAT THEY THOUGHT WENT OUTSIDE OF THIS INVESTIGATION WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THREE THINGS. ATTEMPTED COLLUSION OR CONSPIRACY AROUND THE ELECTION, ANY CRIMES RISING OUT OF THAT WHAT PEOPLE HAVE HEARD ABOUT AS OBSTRUCTION AND THEN THIS ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY THAT BOB MUELLER GOT TO GO INTO PAUL MANAFORT AND LOOK AT HIS ACTIVITY WHICH WAS AUTHORIZED. ANYTHING ELSE THEY HAND BACK OUT. SO, AS YOU SAY, THE PRESIDENT’S FORMER LAWYER, MICHAEL COHEN, AND ANYTHING ELSE IN THAT PROBE CONTINUE IN NEW YORK. THE ROGER STONE CASE CONTINUES IN WASHINGTON. WHAT WE HAVE HERE THAT AMERICA HAS BEEN WAITING FOR IS WHAT APPEARS TO BE IN BOB MUELLER’S VIEW, THE RESOLUTION OF HIS CASE OF WHAT HE WAS LOOKING AT, ELECTION RELATED CONSPIRACY, KNOWN AS COLLUSION AND THE CRIMES RISING OUT OF IT, THE OBSTRUCTION. IF HE FOUND THINGS THAT ARE NOT CHARGEABLE BUT HE THINKS BOB BARR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT, THEY SHOULD BE IN THAT REPORT. WE DON’T KNOW AT THIS HOUR WHAT HE HANDED IN TONIGHT BREAKING NEWS MOMENTS AGO. A FEW PAGES, 50 PAGES OR SOME FORMAL REPORTS HAVE BEEN HUNDREDS OF PAGES.>>AND JUST TO CATCH FOLKS UP WHO MAY BE TUNING IN. THE HEADLINE OF THE HOUR HERE IS THAT THE MUELLER REPORT IS FINISHED. IT HAS BEEN UNDER LAW DELIVERED FORMALLY TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE. WANT TO GO RIGHT NOW TO FORMER CIA DIRECTOR AT NBC NEWS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST JOHN BRENNAN. JOHN, THIS ULTIMATELY WAS A NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION. IT REALLY CENTERED ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION. ARE YOU AFRAID THAT POLITICS MAY GLOSS OVER SOME OF THE IMPORTANT INDICTMENTS IN THIS CASE SO FAR?>>UNFORTUNATELY, I THINK POLITICS HAS TAKEN OVER THE WHOLE DISCUSSION OVER THE LAST TWO PLUS YEARS. I THINK WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO BE QUITE CONCERNED ABOUT FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTIONS AND I’M HOPING THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO DO SOME THINGS THAT WILL ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE SHORTCOMINGS THAT ALLOW SOME OF THOSE FOREIGN ACTORS AND OTHERS TO TRY TO SHAPE OUR ELECTORAL LANDSCAPE. SO, I’M GLAD THAT BOB MUELLER WAS ABLE TO CARRY OUT HIS MANDATE. WE ARE NOW MOVING TO THE NEXT PHASE. WE KNOW HIS WORK IS COMPLETED AND HANDED OFF A FAIR NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIVE THREADS TO U.S. ATTORNEYS AND NOW I THINK IT’S GOING TO REALLY BE UP TO WILLIAM BARR WHO WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE AS MUCH INSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY INTO THIS, GIVEN THAT IT HAS CONSUMED THE NATIONAL NARRATIVE OVER THE LAST TWO PLUS YEARS.>>AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT MUELLER HAS DONE HIS JOB HERE AT A TIME BATTERED BY A HURRICANE OF POLITICS AND PICK WHATEVER YOU WANT. IS THIS A GOOD DAY FOR U.S. JUSTICE NO MATTER HOW THIS PLAYS OUT?>>I THINK IT IS. I THINK WE ALL OWE A DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO BOB MUELLER AND DESPITE WHAT MIGHT BE SAID ABOUT HIM BY DONALD TRUMP, BOB MUELLER HAS CARRIED OUT HIS RESPONSIBILITIES WITH TREMENDOUS PROFESSIONALISM AND KEPT A TIGHT HOLD OVER THE INFORMATION. I THINK WHAT WE NOW NEED TO BE PREPARED TO DO IS ACCEPT HIS FINDINGS AND MOVE ON SO THAT WE CAN, IN FACT, ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT I THINK MOST AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT.>>LET ME GO, IF I CAN, BACK TO PETE WILLIAMS. THE TIMELINE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS AND HAS A CLOCK BEGUN TICKING THAT HE HAS TO OFFER SOME OF THESE FINDINGS TO CONGRESS OR IS IT OPEN ENDED?>>OPEN ENDED NO REQUIREMENT IN THE SPECIAL COUNSEL RULES ON HOW HE COULD TELL WHAT THE REPORT SAYS. HE HAS SUBMITTED A ONE-PAGE LETTER THAT WILLIAM BARR, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SUBMITTED TO THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES AND HE SAYS, I MAY BE IN A POSITION TO SHARE WITH YOU, THAT MEANS THOSE FOUR PEOPLE, TO ADVISE YOU OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S PRINCIPAL CONCLUSIONS AS SOON AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT THAT MEANS. WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, LESTER. WHAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL RULES SAY WHEN MUELLER SUBMITS HIS REPORT TO BARR, HE WILL REPORT ON WHAT CASES HE PROSECUTED AND WHAT CASES HE DECLINED TO PROSECUTE. LET ME JUST READ YOU THIS PARAGRAPH. THE SPECIAL COUNSEL SUBMITTED TO ME TODAY A QUOTE, NOW HE’S QUOTING FROM THE RULES. A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT EXPLAINING THE PROSECUTION OR DECLINATION DECISIONS. MEANING THE CASES HE DIDN’T PROSECUTE. THAT HE HAS REACHED AS REQUIRED BY, AND THEN HE CITES THE RULE. I AM REVIEWING THE REPORT AND ANTICIPATE THAT I MAY BE IN A POSITION TO ADVISE YOU OF THE PRINCIPAL DECISIONS THIS WEEKEND. THAT IS A VERY SMALL CATEGORY OF INFORMATION. THAT IS JUST WHAT IS IN THE RULES THAT CASES DECIDED TO PROSECUTE AND NOT PROSECUTE. BUT THEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL GOES ON TO SAY SEPARATELY. IN OTHER WORDS, BEYOND THAT. I INTEND TO CONSULT WITH DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROB ROSENSTEIN AND SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER TO DETERMINE WHAT OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE REPORT CAN BE RELEASED TO CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC CONSISTENT WITH THE LAW INCLUDING THE SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS AND THE DEPARTMENT’S LONG-STANDING PRACTICES AND POLICIES. I REMAIN COMMITTED TO AS MUCH TRANSPARENCY AS POSSIBLE AND I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF THE STATUS OF MY REVIEW. THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH, AS YOU RECALL WHAT BARR SAID DURING HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING IN JANUARY THAT HE FEELS IF HE WILL FOLLOW THE RULES AND THE LAW ABOUT HOW MUCH HE CAN SHARE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES GENERALLY SAY YOU DON’T RELEASE PUBLICLY PEOPLE WHO WERE INVESTIGATED BUT NOT CHARGED. HAVING SAID ALL THAT, HE SAYS, I’M, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION AS I CAN AND I’LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT. BUT HE DOES NOT SET A DATE FOR THAT, LESTER. HE DOESN’T SAY WHEN HE WILL GET BACK TO TELL CONGRESS WHAT MORE HE CAN TELL THEM BEYOND THE BARE FACTS OF WHO MUELLER DECIDED TO PROSECUTE, WHICH WE ALREADY KNOW. AND WHO HE DECLINED TO PROSECUTE.>>PETE, BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND KRISTEN WELKER. I UNDERSTAND WE’RE HEARING FROM THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM.>>LET ME READ YOU THE STATEMENT. THIS IS FROM RUDY GIULIANI WHO SAY THIS, LESTER. WE’RE PLEASED THAT THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL DELIVERED ITS REPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUANT TO THE REGULATIONS. ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE NEXT STEPS. NOW, I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS RESPONSE HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR SOME TIME, AS THEY HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE WAITING GAME RIGHT ALONG WITH THE REST OF US. THEY WERE ANTICIPATING THAT THE REPORT WOULD BE RELEASED IMMINENTLY AND SO HERE, AGAIN, IS THE STATEMENT. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. AGAIN, THEY HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW MUCH, IF ANY, OF THIS REPORT THEY ARE ABLE TO REVIEW. WE DO KNOW THAT THEY HAD A COUNTER REPORT PREPARED, LESTER. BUT THEY’RE NOT SURE THAT THEY’RE GOING TO RELEASE THAT. WILL THEY RELEASE IT IN THEIR ENTIRETY? THEY’LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. AGAIN, THE STATEMENT RIGHT NOW FROM THE PRESIDENT’S LEGAL TEAM IS THAT THEY ARE PLEASED THAT THIS STEP HAS BEEN TAKEN. AGAIN, NO OTHER ISSUE HAS LOOMED LARGER OVER THIS PRESIDENT. NO OTHER ISSUE HAS MORE THAN THIS SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION. SO NOW THEY WAIT TO SEE HOW MUCH OF THE REPORT ALONG WITH THE REST OF US THEY’RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY REVIEW, LESTER.>>KRISTEN, THANK YOU. THE PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, NOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HE TRAVELED TO FLORIDA EARLIER TODAY. KELLY O’DONNELL IS DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW. KELLY, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THERE?>>AND, LESTER, THE PRESIDENT’S PRESS SECRETARY IS ALSO TRAVELING WITH HIM IN FLORIDA AND SARAH SANDERS HAS JUST TWEETED THE NEXT STEPS ARE UP TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE PROCESS TAKING ITS COURSE. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT RECEIVED OR BEEN BRIEFED ON THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT. SO, KRISTEN WAS TELLING US ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL LAWYERS. THAT IS THE STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT IS HERE AT HIS MAR-A-LAGO RESORT FOR THE WEEKEND WHERE HE TODAY MET WITH CARIBBEAN LEADERS. BUT TONIGHT PERHAPS A COINCIDENCE OF TIMING. THE PALM BEACH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY IS HOLDING ITS LINCOLN DAY DINNER AT MAR-A-LAGO AND AMONG THOSE SPEAKING IS LINDSEY GRAHAM, WHO IS THE SENATE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN, ONE OF THOSE FOUR INDIVIDUALS THAT PETE WILLIAMS HAS BEEN EXPLAINING WOULD POTENTIALLY GET A BRIEFING, SORT OF THE FIRST LOOK ABOUT WHAT WAS IN THE MUELLER REPORT, WHAT HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. ON THE PRESIDENT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE, THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT HE IS TO ATTEND THIS DINNER, BUT, AGAIN, IT IS BEING HELD AT MAR-A-LAGO. AND ONE COULD SEE A SCENARIO WHERE IF THE PRESIDENT FEELS GOOD ABOUT THESE INITIAL REPORTS THAT HE MIGHT WANT TO BE AMONG REPUBLICANS GATHERED AT A FUND-RAISER ON HIS OWN PROPERTY OR CERTAINLY IN THE COMPANY OF LINDSEY GRAHAM WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO ADVISE THE PRESIDENT ON POTENTIAL NEXT STEPS OR CONFER WITH HIM IN SOME WAY. WE’VE SEEN HOW LINDSEY GRAHAM HAS BECOME SUCH A CLOSE CONFIDANT OF THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT IS SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN FLORIDA THROUGH MUCH OF THEO’DONNELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HALEY JACKSON IN OUR WASHINGTON BUREAU. THE MANTRA FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS, NO COLLUSION. IN THIS WAITING PERIOD WHERE WE TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN THIS.>>LIKELY, LESTER. FROM WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM OUR SOURCES AND BASED ON OUR REPORTING, THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CONTINUE THAT MANTRA, ESSENTIALLY. EXPECT THEM TO TRY TO FIND WHATEVER SLIVER OF HOPE THEY CAN TO SEASON ON THIS REPORT IF IT STOPS SHORT. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IS IN THE ACTUAL REPORT ITSELF. IF IT STOPS SHORT IT WILL BE FRAMED AND TALKED ABOUT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PERSPECTIVE AS ESSENTIALLY A VICTORY AND AS VINDICATION. I CAN TELL YOU THAT AT THIS POINT WE KNOW THE CAMPAIGN, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS ALREADY BEEN FUND-RAISING OFF OF THIS MUELLER REPORT. EXPECT THIS TO BE A POLITICAL TALKING POINT FOR THE PRESIDENT. IT IS IMPORTANT HERE TO DRAW A LINE NOW BETWEEN ANY LEGAL LIABILITIES AND THE POLITICAL LIABILITIES FROM THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE NOW THE CONVERSATION HERE IN WASHINGTON IS TURNING TO WHAT IS IN THIS REPORT AND WHEN WILL WE GET TO SEE IT. HOW MUCH OF IT WILL AMERICANS GET TO SEE? YOU HAVE NOW OVER ON CAPITOL HILL THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE SENATOR MARK WARNER IN THE LAST COUPLE MINUTES CALLING FOR AS MUCH OF THE REPORT TO BE RELEASED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY PUBLICLY AS POSSIBLE. THERE ARE PARTS THAT PEOPLE DON’T GET TO SEE BECAUSE, FOR EXAMPLE, IT INVOLVES GRAND JURY INFORMATION OR CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND SENATOR WARNER AMONG OTHER DEMOCRATS TO BE SURE, WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE REPORT IN FULL IS TRANSMITTED OVER TO CONGRESS SO THAT LAWMAKERS CAN SEE IT, AS WELL. BILL BARR HAS SAID, HE COMMITTED TO LAWMAKERS THAT HE WANTED TRANSPARENCY, BUT HE WOULD NOT COMMIT TO RELEASING THE FULL REPORT WHEN HE WAS IN HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING. THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE WANTS AMERICANS TO BE ABLE TO SEE IT, BUT HE SAID IT IS UP TO HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO DECIDE WHEN AND HOW AND HOW MUCH TO BE ABLE TO RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC. AND JUST TO TAKE A STEP BACK HERE. REMEMBER, ROBERT MUELLER, RIGHT, WAS APPOINTED IN MAY OF 2017. JUST SEVERAL MONTHS INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. IT CAME ON THE HEELS OF AN INCREDIBLY CHAOTIC TIME INSIDE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AFTER THE FIRING OF FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY. THERE HAD BEEN A SERIES OF PERSONNEL CHANGES. THE PRESIDENT WAS FEELING UNDER PRESSURE AFTER, OF COURSE, THE DEPARTURE OF HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MIKE FLYNN WHO HAS BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THIS. THAT TRIGGERED MANY OF THESE STEPS AND NOW HERE WE ARE, 675 DAYS LATER. THE PRESIDENT HAS RAILED AGAINST ROBERT MUELLER FROM NEARLY THE VERY BEGINNING. HE HAS BEEN FRUSTRATED AND IT HAS TRIGGERED THE PRESIDENT TO SEND, FOR EXAMPLE, TWEETS AT TIMES LASHING OUT AT NOT JUST THE SPECIAL COUNSEL, BUT PEOPLE IN THAT ORBIT, AS WELL. SO, IT IS A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN THIS ADMINISTRATION. THE END OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S INVESTIGATION AND THE HANDING OVER OF THE REPORT FROM ROBERT MUELLER TO BILL BARR. WE CAN’T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH. IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT AS EARLY AS THIS WEEKEND LAWMAKERS MAY GET A CHANCE OR BILL BARR MAY BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HE HAS SEEN AND SHARE IT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE BECAUSE AT THIS POINT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT SEEN IT YET, LESTER.>>THE LETTER THAT THEY SENT TO LEADERS AND MAY BE IN POSITION. YOU HAD A LOOK AT THAT LETTER, WHAT ELSE STANDS OUT?>>THREE BIG HEADLINES HERE AS WE PROCESS THE BREAKING NEWS THAT BOB MUELLER HAS FINISHED HIS 22-MONTH PROBE. HE HAS FILED HIS REPORT WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE THREE HEADLINES AS I SEE IT NOW THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN SOME TIME WITH THE INFORMATION. NUMBER ONE, ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR SAYS THAT JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NEVER HAD TO OVERRIDE ANYTHING BIG THAT BOB MUELLER WANTED TO DO. THAT’S SIGNIFICANT ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT PRESSURE OR THE WHITE HOUSE POTENTIALLY INTERCEDING. THAT APPLIES NOT ONLY TO BARR’S TENURE, BUT THE PREVIOUS PEOPLE OVERSEEING WHICH. THAT IS A BIG HEADLINE. AND THAT IS BASICALLY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYING, WITH BOB MUELLER’S STAMP OF APPROVAL, THAT HE WAS NEVER INTERFERED WITH IN A WAY THAT RESULTED IN A CHANGE TO WHAT HE WANTED TO DO. FOR EXAMPLE, WHO HE WANTED TO SEARCH OR WHO HE WANTED TO CHARGE. THAT’S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, LESTER, AS OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN EMPHASIZING AND I DON’T THINK WE CAN EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH. NUMBER TWO IS MR. BARR JUST TOLD THE COUNTRY, HE MAY HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION FOR CONGRESS AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. AND IF HE GIVES THAT INFORMATION ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY TO DEMOCRATS IN THE CONGRESS, I THINK IT’S A FAIR BET THEY MAY WANT TO SHARE IT THEMSELVES OR GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON IT. WE ARE NOW IN FOR A FAST PACED WEEKEND IF MR. BARR IS RIGHT, IF BILL BARR IS RIGHT AND KEY INFORMATION ABOUT WHO HE CHARGED AND WHO HE DIDN’T. WE KNOW WHO HE CHARGED, IT IS WHO HE DIDN’T. PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE INVESTIGATED AND CLEARED OR SOMEWHAT CLEARED. NUMBER THREE IS THE LONGEST TERM, WHICH IS MR. BARR IS ALSO SAYING THAT HE IS GOING TO DO THIS PROCESS GOING FORWARD, THE MUELLER PROBE IS NOW EFFECTIVELY OVER, BUT HE SAYS HE WILL CONSULT WITH MUELLER AND ROSENSTEIN ABOUT ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. OUR COLLEAGUE PETE WILLIAMS WAS EXPLAINING THAT THEY DON’T HAVE TO RELEASE A LOT OF THE RULES. THIS IS MR. BARR SAYING THEY MIGHT GO BEYOND THE RULES AND POTENTIALLY RELEASE OTHER INFORMATION IN THE FUTURE PERIOD. THAT IS BEYOND THIS WEEKEND. HE DIDN’T PUT A TIMELINE ON THAT.>>A LITTLE WILL REQUIRE A LOT MORE. IF YOU GET LEAKS FROM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL SPIN ON IT, IT ONLY RAISES MORE QUESTIONS.>>ABSOLUTELY. A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT THIS. PEOPLE CAUGHT UP IN THE INVESTIGATION AND PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND PEOPLE WITH POLITICAL VIEWSAS MANY POINTED OUT ALSO COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PROBE. I THINK IT’S VERY INTERESTING. ANOTHER OBSERVATION I’LL MAKE AND THIS GOES BEYOND EXACTLY WHAT WE KNOW. MY INTERPRETATION IS THAT IT SEEMS MR. BARR IS GOING OUT OF HIS WAY TO EMPHASIZE THAT HE IS IN CONCERT WITH MR. MUELLER. WE’RE NOT SEEING A ROLL OUT HERE THAT SUGGESTS ANY TENSION. HE HAS USED THE RULES TO DICTATE AND STATE TO CONGRESS AND NOW TO THE WORLD THAT THEY DIDN’T HAVE A DISAGREEMENT ON WHO TO CHARGE. AND NOW HE’S SAYING, I’M GOING TO KEEP MUELLER INVOLVED. AGAIN, DOESN’T HAVE TO. MUELLER FINISHED HIS REPORT. HE HANDED IT IN. HE SAID I WILL KEEP MUELLER INVOLVED IN WHAT ELSE WE COULD RELEASE LATER.>>FOR A DOCUMENT THAT REMAINS UNSEENED BY VIRTUALLY EVERYONE EXCEPT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE MUELLER TEAM. IT IS DRAWING A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF REACTION. SUDDEN IMPACT IS A FAIR CHARACTERIZATION. KELLY O’DONNELL IN FLORIDA WITH THE PRESIDENT AT HIS MAR-A-LAGO FLORIDA ESTATE AND DEMOCRATS ARE WEIGHING IN. KELLY.>>DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING SWIFT TRANSPARENCY IS WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE NOW AFTER WAITING FOR THE END POINT IN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. ONE OF THEM MARK WARNER WHO IS A SENATOR OF VIRGINIA WHO IS THE RANKING MEMBER ON THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. HE AND RICHARD BYRD OF NORTH CAROLINA WORKED TOGETHER IN DOING THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION AND HAVE BEEN PRAISED FOR THEIR BIPARTISANSHIP. SAYING IN A STATEMENT THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR SHOULD CRAFT A DECLASSIFIED VERSION OF THIS REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND RELEASE IT TO THE PUBLIC. HE GOES ON TO SAY ANY ATTEMPT BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO COVER UP THE RESULTS OF THIS INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA’S ATTACK ON OUR DEMOCRACY WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE. WE ARE HEARING FROM OTHER DEMOCRATS, AS WELL, WHO WANT TO NOW POINT THE PRESSURE ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SAY, LOOK AT WHAT HAS BEEN INCLUDED. FIND A WAY TO SIFT IT INTO A FORM THAT CAN BE CONSUMED BY THE PUBLIC. AND AS YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IN YOUR CONVERSATION, IT’S ONE THING FOR LAWMAKERS WHO HAVE CLEARANCES TO READ THIS, BUT IS THERE A FORM SINCE THE PUBLIC HAS PAID FOR IT, TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, HOW QUICKLY CAN THE RESULTS TO WHATEVER EXTENT BE KNOWN? DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR THAT. THE PRESIDENT HAS LARGELY SAID HE WANTS THE MUELLER REPORT TO BE PUBLIC, TOO. AND DURING HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING WE REMEMBER, TOO, THAT WILLIAM BARR WAS SAYING HE SUPPORTED THE IDEA OF MAKING PUBLIC, AS MUCH AS WOULD BE POSSIBLE. ONE AREA, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT TYPICALLY IS NEVER MADE PUBLIC IS THE FINDINGS WITHIN A GRAND JURY. I’LL LEAVE TO HIM TO DECIPHER ALL THE LEGAL ISSUES THERE. BUT THE MESSAGE FROM DEMOCRATS IS, GET IT OUT FAST AND GET IT OUT AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE TO THE VOTERS WHO PAID FOR IT.>>THANK YOU. CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AND AN NBC NEWS CONSULTANT. WE HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE LAW SAYS ABOUT ALL THIS. IN PRACTICALITY IS THERE A TIMELINE TO SUGGEST HOW ALL THIS WILL PLAY OUT?>>THERE IS NO TIMELINE. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE REPORT IN ITS FORM THAT WAS SUBMITTED TODAY. SOMETHING THAT WE WILL LIKELY NEVER SEE. WE CAN GUESS ITS CONTENTS AND IT COMES DOWN TO THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. PROSECUTION DECISIONS AND NON PROS PROSECUTION DECISIONS. PEOPLE THAT DID BAD THINGS, BUT NOT ENOUGH TO PROSECUTE THEM AND MAYBE PEOPLE WHO REALLY DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG AT ALL. WE ALREADY KNOW LARGELY WHO WAS PROSECUTED BECAUSE OF THE SPEAKING INDICTMENTS IN THIS, DURING THE COURSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION. WE’RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THEM NOW. SO MANY FOLKS INDICTED AND SO MUCH DETAIL INCLUDED. MUELLER HAS BEEN DROPPING CRUMBS THE ENTIRE TIME. SO, AT LEAST AS TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED, KEY HAVE A SENSE, AT LEAST, WHO THOSE ARE. THE REAL QUESTION, ULTIMATELY, IS WHO DID BAD THINGS BUT NOT QUITE ENOUGH? NOT TO REACH PROBABLE CAUSE SUCH THAT THEY SHOULD BE INDICTED. FROM HERE, THE REAL REPORT IS GOING TO BE THE BARR REPORT. THE REGULATIONS ONLY REQUIRE A NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS. BUT THOSE ARE A FLOOR, NOT A MAXIMUM, NOT A CEILING. BARR CAN GO BEYOND THAT AND SUBJECT TO TWO HUGE LIMITATIONS. GRAND JURY MATERIALS WHICH HAVE TO REMAIN SECRET. AND, ALSO, COUNTERINTELLIGENCE TYPE MATERIALS OR CLASSIFIED MATERIALS. THOSE SHOULD REMAIN SECRET. BECAUSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION GOES ON. MAYBE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME FROM HERE. THAT’S A TOTALLY SEPARATE AREA.>>THIS IS MORE OF A POLITICAL QUESTION THAN A LEGAL ONE. THE TWO COME TOGETHER HERE. SOME DEMOCRATS WHO STILL WANT TO IMPEACH THAT PRESIDENT. THEY’RE LOOKING AT IT KNOWING WE NEED TO KNOW THE ENTIRETY.>>IT’S IMPORTANT THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME IS NEITHER NECESSARY OR A SUFFICIENT GROUND FOR AN IMPEACHMENT. EVEN IF THERE IS A CRIME, FOR EXAMPLE, SOMETHING COMMITTED LONG BEFORE THE PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE. THAT MAY NOT BE AN IMPEACHABLE CRIME. YET, IF THERE WAS SOME ABUSE OF POWER THAT WASN’T REALLY IN THE PURVIEW OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, CONGRESS CAN CONSIDER THAT, TOO, AS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE. SO, THE MUELLER REPORT DOESN’T SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE STANDARDS. THE TRADITIONAL STANDARDS FOR IMPEACHMENT, BUT IT WILL INFORM CONGRESS AND CONGRESS WILL HAVE SOME, PARTICULARLY THE HOUSE, WHO ACCUSED ANY IMPEACHMENT, WILL HAVE SOME VERY DIFFICULT DECISIONS TO MAKE.>>THANK YOU. LET’S GO TO HALLIE JACKSON RIGHT NOW. I UNDERSTAND WE’RE HEARING FROM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.>>FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI AS WELL AS CHUCK SCHUMER RELEASING A JOINT STATEMENT IN THE LAST 20 SECONDS OR SO AND ESSENTIALLY SAYING THAT NOW THE SPECIAL COUNSEL HAS SUBMITTED HIS REPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PROVIDE THE FULL REPORT, IT’S UNDERLINED DOCUMENTATION AND ITS FINDINGS TO CONGRESS. I WANT TO READ YOU SOME OF THIS BECAUSE I THINK, LESTER, IS WHERE YOU WILL SEE DEMOCRATS BEATING THE DRUM OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS OR SEVERAL WEEKS HERE. SPEAKER PELOSI, SENATOR SCHUMER SAY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR MUST NOT GIVE PRESIDENT TRUMP HIS LAWYERS OR HIS STAFF ANY SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S FINDING OR EVIDENCE AND THE WHITE HOUSE MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO INTERFERE IN DECISIONS ABOUT WHAT PARTS OF THOSE FINDINGS OR EVIDENCE ARE MADE PUBLIC. THE TWO OF THEM END THEIR STATEMENT BY SAYING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO TRUTH AND THAT THE WATCH WORD THEY SAY IS TRANSPARENCY. EXPECT TO HEAR THAT FROM DEMOCRATS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS, LESTER. AND NANCY PELOSI SORT OF SETS THE BAR AND SETS THE TONE FOR WHAT SHE WANTS HER CAUCUS TO BE FOCUSED ON HERE. MAKING SURE PEOPLE CAN SEE WHAT ROBERT MUELLER HAD TO SAY, SEE THOSE FINDINGS AND SAYING, LISTEN, DON’T SHARE THIS INFORMATION INAPPROPRIATELY WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE. WHILE THE PRESIDENT IS IN MAR-A-LAGO RIGHT NOW WHERE KELLY O’DONNELL IS OUR COLLEAGUE AT OUR WHITE HOUSE UNIT, HE IS SURROUNDED BY A NUMBER OF HIS TOP AIDES. NOT JUST SARAH SANDERS AND THE DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY, AS WELL, AND HIS WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL AND HIS ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF, NICK MULVANEY. EARLIER IN THE DAY THE WHITE HOUSE WAS IN A PROTECTIVE POSTURE HAVING A FEELING, AS DID MUCH OF WASHINGTON, THAT, IN FACT, THIS NEWS WOULD HAPPEN TODAY. LESTER?>>THERE YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN THE TALLY OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION OVER THESE 22 MONTHS. LET’S GO BACK TO KRISTEN WELKER AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE LEVEL OF ANTICIPATION THE LAST FEW DAYS IS NOTHING LIKE WE HAVE EXPERIENCED. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT IT WAS LIKE AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY WAITING FOR THIS.>>WELL, THE ANTICIPATION WAS BUILDING AND GROWING THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH REPORTERS HUDDLING WITH OFFICIALS HERE, OFFICIALS HUDDLING IN MEETINGS TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT EXACTLY WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. I JUST WANT TO UNDERSCORE SOMETHING THAT SARAH SANDERS SAID WHICH IS THEY HAVE NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS. SO, ESSENTIALLY, WE WERE TOLD AND SOME OF THE OFFICIALS HERE WERE ALERTED REALLY JUST MOMENTS BEFORE WE WERE. I WANT TO GO BACK TO SOME OF THE DISCUSSION THAT YOU WERE JUST HAVING ABOUT HOW MUCH OF THIS REPORT WILL BE RELEASED. ONE OF THE BIG CONCERNS HERE INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, LESTER, I CAN TELL YOU BASED ON MY CONVERSATIONS. NOT ONLY TODAY BUT OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS AND WEEKS IS THAT THERE WILL BE INFORMATION THAT IS RELEASED THAT IS DAMAGING ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL THAT HASN’T NECESSARILY BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME. SO, IF IN FACT BARR DOES DECIDE TO RELEASE SOME OF THE INFORMATION, YOU CAN BET THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL TRY TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT SPECIFICALLY IS RELEASED AND THEY’LL TRY TO HAVE A SAY IN THAT, UNDOUBTEDLY. THAT IS A CONCERN HERE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION. IT DOES COME AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF TALK OF IMPEACHMENT WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAID IS WAY TOO EARLY FOR THAT. SHE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF IMPEACHMENT AND SHE KEPT URGING HER CAUCUS TO HOLD OFF ON THAT TYPE OF DISCUSSION UNTIL THIS REPORT WAS OUT. THAT RAISES THE STAKES AS WE HAVE THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW MUCH OF THIS REPORT WILL BE RELEASED. THIS BECOMES A CAMPAIGN ISSUE, LESTER, FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. WE HEARD HIM FREQUENTLY LASH OUT AT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. YOU CAN EXPECT HIM TO DO THAT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND DON’T FORGET THE INVESTIGATION S ARE GROWING ON CAPITOL HILL EVEN AS THIS ONE HAS NOW WOUND DOWN, LESTER.>>KRISTEN, THANK YOU. LET ME TURN TO YOU. I KNOW YOU HAVE A BROADCAST ON MSNBC, YOU HAVE TO LEAVE. LET ME GET YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS ON THIS. WITH THE THOUGHT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON EDGE ABOUT THIS FOR 22 MONTHS. VIRTUALLY THE ENTIRE PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN ON EDGE OVER THIS. WE UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THIS, BUT WILL THERE BE A PREPONDERANCE OF A FEELING THAT AMERICANS HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THIS?>>OVERWHELMING INTEREST AND YOU SEE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN HIS CONCISE LETTER ALLUDING TO THAT WHICH HE DID DISCUSS UNDER OATH. THEY WOULD LOOK TO TRANSPARENCY GIVEN THESE SPECIAL ISSUES AND THAT HE WILL CONSULT WITH BOB MUELLER AND ROD ROSENSTEIN IN THE TIME AHEAD ABOUT HOW DO YOU RELEASE THAT. CERTAIN THINGS LIKE GRAND JURY MATERIAL WHERE YOU NEED A JUDGE TO GET INTO THAT AND OTHER THINGS THAT WILL BE JUDGMENT CALLS. I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL BE EXTRAORDINARILY INTERESTED IN THE 37 ENTITLEMENTS WE KNOW ABOUT AND WHATEVER ELSE CONGRESS LEARNS ABOUT THAT IS NEGATIVE OR AFFECTS AMERICA. THE DETAILS, THE EVIDENCE, THE REASONING. SOMETIMES IT HAS FELT LIKE AMERICA HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH LAW SCHOOL TOGETHER AS WE PORE OVER THESE DETAILS AND TRY TO HAVE FAITH IN OUR SYSTEM. A POSITIVE SILVER LINING TO ALL OF THIS, ONE SILVER LINING IS THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR’S LETTER IS CORRECT AND WE DON’T HAVE REASON AT THIS HOUR TO THINK THAT IT IS NOT. IT IS A GREAT HEADLINE FOR AMERICA TONIGHT THAT BOB MUELLER WAS NEVER OVERRULED BY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THAT THE SYSTEM WORKED EVEN AS HE PROCEEDED ON SENSITIVE AND, YES, HIGHLY POLITICIZED INVESTIGATIONS GIVEN THE CLIMATE AND HE WAS ALLOWED TO DO HIS WORK. WHEN HE INDICTED PEOPLE A CAMPAIGN CHAIR OF A CANDIDATE AND THAT WORK CONTINUED. THAT IS PART OF THE SYSTEM THAT IS WORKING TONIGHT EVEN AS WE ALL WAIT TO SEE WHAT EVIDENCE IS IN THE REPORT, BUT HOW DOES IT COME OUT?>>ALL RIGHT, ARI, THANK YOU. HAVE A GOOD BROADCAST. KELLY O’DONNELL REMAINS IN FLORIDA WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO IS AT HIS MAR-A-LAGO, FLORIDA, ESTATE. YOU’RE HEARING MORE REACTION, KELLY.>>FROM THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN CONGRESS MITCH McCONNELL WHO IS AT TIMES AN OUTSPOKEN ALLY OF THE PRESIDENT AND AT TIMES A MORE MUTED ONE, McCONNELL PUTTING OUT A STATEMENT SAYING HE WELCOMES THE NEWS THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS RECEIVED THE REPORT FROM THE SPECIAL COUNSEL. BUT PARTICULARLY NOTABLE, HE SAYS MANY REPUBLICANS HAVE LONG BELIEVED THAT RUSSIA POSES A SIG COMPETENT THREAT TO AMERICAN INTERESTS. I HOPE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S REPORT WILL HELP INFORM AND IMPROVE OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY. THINK OF THAT IN CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT OFTEN TALKING ABOUT A HOAX OR A WITCH-HUNT. HERE YOU HAVE THE TOP REPUBLICAN IN THE SENATE AFFIRMING THE IDEA THAT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS UNDER THREAT OR ATTACK FROM RUSSIA BY NAME. MITCH McCONNELL ALSO GOES ON TO SAY THAT HE IS HOPEFUL, MUCH LIKE DEMOCRATS ARE, OF A SPEEDY AND TRANSPARENT RELEASE OF THE REPORT IN WHATEVER FORM IS POSSIBLE. SO, YOU MAY HAVE A RARE MOMENT OF SOME UNITY COMING FROM DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WHO NOW SAY AS THE NATION EXHALES AFTER THIS PROCESS WHAT PART CAN BE MADE KNOWN AND ALL BE MADE KNOWN BE DETERMINED. BUT WHAT IS KNOWN THE TOP REPUBLICAN IS NOT SAYING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. MUELLER. LET’S CLOSE THE FILE. HE’S ALSO SPEAKING FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY. LESTER?>>NOTABLE THAT ALL THE RESPONSES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE HAVE BEEN MEASURED, BUT ALSO NOTABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING OF WHAT’S IN THIS DOCUMENT. KELLY O’DONNELL, THANK YOU. JEREMY BASH IS A VETERAN OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND A NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST FOR NBC NEWS. JEREMY, THIS ULTIMATELY WAS ABOUT RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN THE AMERICAN ELECTION. AND WE MOVE A STEP CLOSER TO DEALING WITH THIS THREAT THROUGH THIS SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION?>>WELL, LESTER, I THINK WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THIS IN TWO PHASES. PHASE ONE WAS THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION. PHASE TWO IS REALLY GOING TO BE A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT LEVERAGE DOES THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION HAVE OVER OUR PRESIDENT AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. BECAUSE FROM THE LENS OF THE NATIONAL INTEREST, THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. YES, IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHO BROKE THE LAW AND WHO MIGHT GO TO PRISON, BUT FUNDAMENTALLY AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON WITH RESPECT TO DONALD TRUMP, CAN WE TRUST HIM? CAN WE TRUST HIM TO LEAD THE COUNTRY IN A CRISIS AND TRUST HIM TO LOOK OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES? THAT’S THE QUESTION I THINK ONLY CONGRESS CAN ANSWER THROUGH THIS PHASE TWO OF THE INVESTIGATION.>>ALL RIGHT, JEREMY BASH, GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALONG, AS WELL.>>>ROBERT MUELLER’S NEARLY TWO-YEAR INVESTIGATION IS NOW COMPLETE. HIS REPORT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY STORY NOW BEGINS. WHEN WILL WE LEARN AND WHEN REGARDING MUELLER’S FINDINGS AND WHAT DIRECTION THE MANY OTHER INVESTIGATIONS WILL TAKE REMAINS TO BE SEEN. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ALL THIS CLOSELY AND A LOT OF MOVING PARTS AND WE’LL TALK ABOUT THEM SHORTLY WHEN I SEE YOU ON NBC “NIGHTLY NEWS” AND YOU CAN APP.>>IF DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE SPECIAL COUNCIL IN FRONT OF YOU. DO YOU THINK ROBERT MUELLER SHOULD BE THE RUN TO TERRIBLY TELL YOU ABOUT HIS FINDINGS?>>I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY USEFUL IF MR. MUELLER CAME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE AND WALKED THROUGH THE REPORT AND GAVE CONTEXT TO THE FACTS OR FINDINGS THAT HE MADE. THAT WOULD BE LIMITED BY THE METHODS AND I THINK HE CAN TELL THE STORY OF WHAT HE DISCOVERED IN THIS VERY EXHAUSTIVE INVESTIGATION OF TWO YEARS. WHICH LEAD TO MANY INDICTMENTS, MANY CONVICTIONS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. WHO HELPED THEM, WHO TRIED TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE, AND I THINK WALKING THROUGH THAT REPORT AND SHARING IT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE INCREDIBLY VALUABLE.>>I WILL LET THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN DO THAT, BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS. NOW THAT YOU HAVE THE MUELLER REPORT, SHOULD YOUR FOCUS BE ON THE MUELLER REPORT OR SHOULD YOU ALSO BE DOING ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS AND POLITICALLY DO YOU AT ALL WORRY ABOUT CREATING MORE FOG FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT THEY STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU’RE DOING. >>NO, LOOK, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO BOTH THINGS. WE HAVE PROVE THAN WE CAN. WE PASSED HR 1, TRANSFORMATIVE LEGISLATION TO RAISE ETHICAL STANDARDS. WE HAVE STARTED HEARINGS ON LEGISLATION. WE PASSED UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. WE PROVED THAT WE’RE GETTING THE WORK DONE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AT THE SAME TIME THEY ELECTED US US TO HOLD THE ADMINISTRATION, MAKING SURE WE DO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEY NEED TO KNOW THE FACTS, THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT ADMINISTRATION IS UP TO, AND THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THE CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE WORKING. WE HAVE TO DO BOTH THINGS AND WE HAVE PROVEN WE CAN DO IT.>>DAVID SICILINY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WANT TO BRING IN SAM NUNBERG WITH US. HE IS THE ONLY PERSON WITH US THAT HAS BEEN IN FRONT OF THE GRAND JURY OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL. AS SOMEONE THAT IS PART OF THIS PROCESS HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU IN THE FINDINGS, YOU SAID BEFORE YOU WERE IMPRESSED WITH WHAT THEY KNEW.>>IT WAS THE RELEASE OF THE WIKILEAKS. THE ANSWER THAT WE DON’T HAVE YET IS WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT WERE TALKING TO ROGER STONE? AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT DIRECTED ANYONE AT THE CAMPAIGN TO TRY AND CORRELATE ANY RELEASE FOR THE WIKILEAKS. AND WILL WE SEE ANY MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANYTHING DEALING WITH THE TRANSITION. THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS BROUGHT UP TO ME NUMEROUS TIMES IN MY VOLUNTARY — >>BY THE SPECIAL COUNCIL?>>YES.>>AND HE NEVER HAD ONE PUBLIC INDICTMENT HAVING TO DO WITH THE TRANSITION OR THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, CORRECT?>>NO, THESE INDICTMENTS ESSENTIALLY STOPPED, YOU LOOK AT THREE INDICTMENTS, RIGHT? THE PRIVATE RUSSIANS, THE GRU, AND THEN YOU HAD THESE AND THE INDICTMENTS STOPPED THERE, IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE, EVERYONE FROM TRUMP ALLIES, WE SAID, I DON’T KNOW IF I AM ONE, BUT WE ALL SAID WE WANT TRANSPARENCY TO SEE THIS FULL REPORT. WHAT I’M INTERESTED TO SEE IS WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT WILL STICK TO THAT.>>I THEY IS A FAIR POINT. I HAVE MITCH McCONNELL’S STATEMENT HERE, GUYS, HERE IS WHAT HE SAYS, I’M GRATEFUL WE HAVE AN EXPERIENCED AND CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO REVIEW THE REPORT, ATTORNEY GENERAL PAR NOW NEEDS THIS TIME TO DO IT. HE SAID HE INTENDS TO PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE. I SINCERELY HOPE HE WILL DO SO WITH AS MUCH TRANSPARENCY AS POSSIBLE. AT LEAST IT IS BIPARTISAN, THE CALLS, RIGHT? YOU CAN SAY IT IS THE CALLS AND YOU CAN READ INTO THAT WHAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO SBREED THAT. >>IT IS THE HEDGE, RIGHT? TRUMP TOOK A STRATEGY OF TAKING DOWN A VIETNAM WAR HERO, ROBERT MUELLER, MITCH McCONNELL SAYING IN CASE IT IS NOT SO BAD FOR TRUMP, LET’S TAKE A PEEK AT IT THAT’S WHERE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TODAY.>>JOYCE VANCE IS ALSO HERE WITH US. YOU KNOW AT LEAST A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT HOW THESE PROCESSES WORK. WHAT — HELP THE VIEWERS AT LEAST WITH THE ANTICIPATION OR FRUSTRATION.>>’RE ALL JOHN SNOW TONIGHT, WE KNOW NOTHING AT THIS POINT, IT WILL STAY AWAY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT HE COMMITS EARLY ON TO TRANSPARENCY. THAT IS GOOD, AND HE LEADS OFF IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH BY TELLING US THERE WAS NO REQUESTS MADE BY THE SPECIAL COUNCIL THAT HE OR ROD ROSENSTEIN DENIED. THAT MEANS THEY DID NOT ASK TO INDICT SOMEONE AND GOT TURNED DOWN, THAT MEANS THEY DID NOT ASK TO SUBPOENA THE PRESIDENT AND GOT A RESPONSE SAYING THEY COULD NOT DO IT. HERE IS THE PROBLEM, A DECISION — IT MIGHT MEAN THERE WAS NO CRIME COMMITTED. IT MIGHT MEAN THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OF GUILT. THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM TO RUN HERE. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE THE CONCLUSIONS THAT HE REACHED AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WILL LEARN.>>LET ME INTRODUCE ONE OF THOSE THINGS, PAUL MANAFORT COOPERATED AND THEN DIDN’T. HE COULD HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED, BUT IT IS CIRCUMSTANTIAL. >>THAT HAPPENS ESPECIALLY IN A CORRUPTION CASE. THEY WILL HIT A WALL. BUT PROSECUTORS ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF DIETING PEOPLE BASED ON SUSPICION. IT IS ONLY WHEN THEY HAVE PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. OTHER TIMES YOU FIND OUT THAT PEOPLE YOU HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING ARE, IN FACT, INNOCENT.>>IT IS A WEIRD DAY ON CAPITOL HILL. IT IS SO BUSY, SO NOT BUSY, SHE IS IN MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE HALF OF THE U.S. SENATE IS THESE DAYS. KACIE, YOU HAVE SOURCES, YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN CHECKING IN WITH?>>WELL, CHUCK, EVERYBODY IS WAITING TO FIGURE OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHAT IS IN THIS REPORT. RIGHT NOW IT IS ALL HINGING ON THAT COMMITMENT IN THAT LETTER. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYING THERE ARE NO INSTANCES WHERE I INTERFERED, I HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL OF THIS, AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE MY END GOAL. I’LL SEE WHAT I CAN GIVE TO CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC. AS YOU KNOW THAT IS WHERE THE FIGHT WILL START TO PLAY OUT IF IN FACT WHAT SBAR ABLE TO PROVIDE COMES ACROSS AS BEING A LESS THAN COMPLETE ACCOUNTING OF THIS INVESTIGATION. NOW CLEARLY WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE, AS JOYCE VANCE AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THERE IS OTHER CASES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK AND ELSEWHERE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE POLICY WOULD HAVE NORMALLY REDACTED OR PREVENTED FROM BEING MADE PUBLIC. I THINK IT IS A DELICATE BALANCE THERE. WE HAVE LINDSEY GRAHAM TWEETING THAT HE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AND HE POINTS TO THIS TRANSPARENCY THING SPECIFICALLY. THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SEEMS TO RECOGNIZE THAT MAKING AN EFFORT AT TRANSPARENCY WOULD BE A REAL POLITICAL PROBLEM FOR THEM, HAVING THE PRESIDENT COMING OUT SAYING I WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THIS. IF IT IS HIDDEN PEOPLE CAN PROJECT WHATEVER THEY WANT ON TO IT. THAT IS WHERE I THINK WE COULD TURN TO GO NEXT. BARR SAID HE MAY START TALKING TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.>>I THINK I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOUR STAND UP IS, WHAT STREET CORNER YOU’RE ON.>>IT’S THE PALACE THEATER, WE ALL KNOW IT SO WELL AND WE’RE GOING TO KNOW IT REALLY WELL IN ABOUT A WEEK. I HAVE TO GO TO TOM WINTER, WE HAVE A LITTLE BREAKING NEWS, THANK YOU, KACIE.>>BREAKING NEWS IS THERE WILL BE NO MORE INDICTMENTS, A SENIOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL WITH WHAT TO YOU A FEW MOMENTS AGO THAT PER FEDERAL REGULATIONS, THE MOMENT THAT SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER TRANS MITTED THIS REPORT, THAT ABSOLUTELY CONCLUDED THE INVESTIGATION. AND BASED ON THE NFCTION, WE HAVE IN OUR SOURCING AND OUR REPORTING, THAT’S IT. THERE IS NO FURTHER INDICTMENT THAT’S WILL BE OFFERED UP BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE. OBVIOUSLY, AS YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, CHUCK, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT INFORMATION DERIVED DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION, WE SAW FOR THE MICHAEL COHEN SEARCH WARRANTS THIS WEEK THAT INFORMATION THAT MUELLER MAY HAVE COME UPON OR EVIDENT THAT THEY MAY HAVE DEVELOPED OR COULD BE USED BY OTHER U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO EVENTUALLY LEAD TO CASES RIGHT NOW. THAT’S IT. ROBERT MUELLER’S OFFICE IS DONE TODAY WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF THE CASES THAT THEY’VE BROUGHT TO THE U.S. ATTORNEYS THAT WORK ON THAT CASE THINKING THE ROGER STONE TRIAL, FOR EXAMPLE, AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S NOT LIKE THEY JUST TURN OFF THE LIGHTS AND ROGER STONE’S FREE TO GO. THERE IS NO BIG KIND OF ELEPHANT IN THE CLOSET SO TO SPEAK THAT IS ABOUT TO COME WALKING OUT. >>ALL RIGHT. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT THING. THERE IS A LOT OF SPECULATION IN THE AIR ON THAT. AN IMPORTANT MOMENT THERE. TOM, THANK YOU. AND CONTROL ROOM. I WAS TRYING TO SEND YOU SIGNALS. THE PRESIDENT TODAY, NICOLE, TODAY WENT AFTER BOB MUELLER AGAIN.>>THAT’S THE POINT. AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S NICE WHEN CONGRESS IS TRYING TO SAY LET’S SEE WHAT WE GOT. WE SHOULD LOOK AT IT FIRST. DONALD TRUMP IS SMEARING BOB MUELLER, THE ONLY FBI DIRECTOR IN AMERICAN HISTORY TO HAVE HAD HIS TEN YEAR TERM EXTENDED. NOT ABOUT IT REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT WHO APPOINTED HIM, BUT BY HIS DEMOCRATIC SUCCESSOR. AND THE CONIRACY GOES LIKE THIS REPUBLICANS BOB MUELLER AND REPUBLICAN JIM COMEY FOUND A TREE HOUSE AND — IT’S LUDICROUS.>>IT IS. HERE’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN AN INTERVIEW ON FOX BUSINESS TODAY.>>DEPUTY THAT DIDN’T GET ANY VOTES APPOINTS A MAN THAT DIDN’T GET ANY VOTES. HE’S GOING TO WRITE A REPORT ON ME. I HAD ONE OF THE GREATEST ELECTION VICTORIES IN HISTORY. BUT THINK OF IT. I HAVE A DEPUTY REPORT A MAN TO RIGHT A REPORT ON ME AND MAKE A DETERMINATION ON MY PRESIDENCY. PEOPLE WILL NOT STAND FOR IT. >>TO YOUR POINT, CHUCK, WHAT HAVE WE SEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE EPISODE? WE’VE SEEN THE ONLY CONSISTENCY HERE IS THIS PRESIDENT JUST BLUDGEONING ROBERT MUELLER. THIS PRESIDENT AND EVERYONE AROUND HIM TELLING LIES. LIES THAT WE’VE PROVEN IN REAL TIME. LIES THAT HAVE PROVEN TO BE LIES AS A RESULT OF THESE PROSECUTIONS. SO WE NEED AS AMERICAN PEOPLE, AS THE MEDIA, AS CONGRESS AND WHATEVER FORM IT COMES OUT THAT IS LEGAL AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH U.S. LAWS AND AN AS TO WHY THE LYING AND WHY THE ATTACKS. AND THERE ARE TWO PLAUSIBLE LINES HERE. ONE, IS THAT THERE WAS A FINANCIAL INTEREST HERE. THERE WAS A FINANCIAL STAKE WITH THE TRUMP TOWER. AND THAT PRESIDENT NEVER EXPECTED TO BE LEKT AND THAT HE WAS TEEING THINGS UP FOR HIMSELF TO HAVE A BIG PAY DAY IN MOSCOW. THE SECOND ONE IS THAT THERE WAS AN ACTUAL CONSPIRACY. THERE IS AN EXPLANATION FOR WHY THE RUSSIANS KNEW TO MICRO TARGET, FOR INSTANCE, PEOPLE IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN FLORIDA. I MEAN HEIDI, SHE IS BLESSED BY THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS. AND IT’S CORE. ANDY SAID THIS ON THE BOOK TOUR. THERE WAS AN OPEN QUESTION ABOUT THREE THINGS, ONE, WHETHER THE PRESIDENT WAS WORKING FOR RUSSIA OR IF MIKE FLYNN WAS A TARGET FOR BLACKMAIL. THREE, YOU KNOW, WHETHER THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION BEING FULL WAS GOING TO YIELD THESE ANSWERS. >>YOU KNOW, THE THING ABOUT THIS DO YOU THINK — HOW DO WE PUT THIS TOOTHPASTE BACK IN THE TUBE? THIS IS LONG TERM DAMAGE. I MEAN, BEYOND LONG TERM DAMAGE. THERE IS 40% OF THE COUNTRY THE PRESIDENT SPUN UP BELIEVING THAT THE RULE OF LAW IN THIS COUNTRY AND, FRANKLY, THAT YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE 40% ON THE OTHER SIDE IF THE PRESIDENT DOES SORT OF BANANA RUCKUS IN THIS. THIS IS — I DON’T KNOW HOW WE PUT THE TOOTHPASTE BACK IN THE TUBE. >>WE’RE GOING THROUGH STORMY WATERS, CLEARLY. I LIKE TO THINK THAT THE STRENGTH OF OUR INSTITUTIONS IS GOING TO PREVAIL. AND WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT’S ON THE RIGHT COUNTRY. BUT CLEARLY IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME AND WE’RE GOING TO EMERGE FROM A STRONG. THEY SAY NICE THINGS ABOUT THEM. ACCORDING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SO IN WEIRD WAY, THE MUELLER REPORT WHICH IS ABOUT HOW MUCH ALL THIS INFLUENCE, IT’S PAINFULLY OBVIOUS HOW IT IS TO INFLUENCE HIM.>>WE HAVE SEEN THIS REPEATEDLY AND REPEATEDLY AND REPEATEDLY. BUT AT THIS MOMENT, THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS NOW ON SHOULDERS OF THE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE. AND THE LEADERSHIP IT’S TOO WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO AND HOW THEY’RE GOING TO HANDLE THIS AND HOW THEY’RE GOING TO HANDLE IT INTELLIGENTLY AND WITH A WAY THAT WILL GIVE CONFIDENCE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND AS JOHN SAYS, THERE IS AN ELECTORAL PROCESS UNDERWAY. THOSE TWO MAY, YOU KNOW, THEY MAY RUN RIGHT INTO ONE ANOTHER BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO GO ON FOR A WHILE. BUT THOSE ARE THE TWO MOMENTS, THOSE ARE THE TWO PLACES WHERE THIS WILL GET NOT RESOLVED BUT ADJUDICATED.>>HE THINKS ABOUT THESE THINGS A LOT. THE EDITOR IN CHIEF ON THE BLOG. SO, BEN, HOW DO YOU HOPE CONGRESS HANDLES THIS?>>WELL, FIRST QUESTION IS WHAT IS IT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO HANDLE, RIGHT? AND THAT, OF COURSE, GOES TO THE ISSUE YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING FOR THE LAST HOUR WHICH IS WHAT’S IN THE REPORT? THE INITIAL QUESTION FOR CONGRESS IS PURSUANT TO CONGRESS’S AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’ AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE IN HERE THAT WOULD CONSTITUTE GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT? THE SECOND ISSUE, ASSUMING THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO, THE SECOND QUESTION WOULD BE IS THERE REMEDIAL LEGISLATION THAT YOU WOULD NEED TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL DID FIND? AND THEN THE THIRD ISSUE IS SIMPLY ONE OF PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY. ASSUMING THERE IS NO LEGISLATION AND DON’T GIVE ANYBODY, VOTERS KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FOR THEMSELVES BEFORE THEY DECIDE WHETHER TO RE-ELECT THIS PERSON. YOU ARE TOLD OKAY, THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS, THERE IS — THE VOTERS HAVE ONE MORE SAY OR YOU WAIT UNTIL THE SECOND TERM. I MEAN IF YOU LOOK AT OUR LAST TWO IMPEACHMENTS IN MY LIFETIME, BOENL WERE SECOND TERM ONES. BUT HE MIGHT HAVE AND RESOLVE THIS AND THEN WE’LL THINK ABOUT IT.>>SO THAT IS CERTAINLY CORRECT. BUT HE WOULD ALSO SAY HE WOULD BE APPALLED THAT CONGRESS HAD A WAITED FOR THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH TO CONDUCT THIS INVESTIGATION OF ITSELF. AND HE WOULD SAY YOU ARE A HE COULD BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. MAKE YOUR OWN INVESTIGATION AND COME TO YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT UNDER YOUR OWN OATHS OF OFFICE ABOUT WHETHER THE PRESIDENT IS FIT IN OFFICE. IT IS INTERESTING. WHOSE DECISION IS THIS GOING TO BE IS IT THE PERFECT EZTIAL CAMPAIGN THAT WILL DETERMINE HOW AGGRESSIVELY DEMOCRATS FEEL THEY NEED TO GO AFTER THAT.>>IS IT THE LEADERS OR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THEY ARE FOLLOWING?>>RIGHT.>>AND THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THE BASE. WE CAN SEE THAT ALREADY HAPPENING. THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE GOING TO BE FARTHER OUT ON THE EDGE ON NOT JUST THIS BUT ALL KINDS OF THINGS AND THE LEADERSHIP WILL BE. AND I DON’T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHETHER THAT WILL BE STRONG ENOUGH TO FORCE AND LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS.>>THAT IS THE FEAR AND WE SEE WHAT IS IN THE REPORT. THEY KNOW THE HISTORY OF IMPEACHMENT AND WHAT HAPPENED AND THEY WERE NOT BIPARTISAN.>>IT’S DONE.>>THEY SHOOK HIS HEAD AND I GAVE YOU AND WHY DID YOU DEFANNING IT?>>SORRY.>>THE POINT THAT BEN IS MAKING IS THE ACTUAL PEOPLE. THE CONGRESS IS A CO-EQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. IT’S BEEN SO RAD WILLS AND UNDERMINE BID THE PARTISANSHIP THAT IS THERE, THEY’VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FULFILL THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY. HE NEEDS TO BE COMPELLING, OVERWHELMING AND BIPARTISAN. I HAVE NOT SEEN YET THE REPUBLICANS RISE TO THIS OCCASION.>>MY RESPONSE EARLIER ABOUT REPUBLICANS BEING CHECKMATED HAS THE ROOTS AND HE IMPEACHMENT AND EVERYONE AGREES. THE MANNER IN WHICH THEY’RE IN A BOX IS THEY HAVE TO DECIDE IF THE CRIME OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND WITNESS TAMPERING AND OTHERS, IF THAT’S STILL ILLEGAL. IF THEY STILL THINK IT’S A CRIME.>>HAS DONALD TRUMP GIVEN THEM A TAKEN WAY IN CONGRESS.>>SO WE HAVE MTP BEAT.>>ACTUALLY THOUGHT YOU WERE LEAVING.>>I JUST GAVE NICOLE THE GOOD NEWS SHE DOESN’T GET TO LEAVE EITHER.>>CHUCK AND NICOLE, WE’LL STAY IF YOU NEED US.>>STAY WITH ME FOR THIS BREAKING NEWS.>>ROBERT MUELLER FINISHED THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION LATE TODAY. HE FILED HIS FORMAL REPORT AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHICH ANNOUNCED. AND A DAY THAT HISTORY WILL MARK THE BATTLE AND THE FACTS. AND THIS IS SEEN RIGHT HERE BRAND NEW. IT STATES THAT THAT THEY OVERRULED MUELLER AND WHO TO INDICT. AND BOB MUELLER’S PRINCIPAL CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THOSE INDICTMENTS AND WHO DID HE NOT INDICT AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. SO THERE IS A LOT TO GET TO. I HAVE A BIG PANEL. A LOT OF EXPERTS. CHUCK AND NICOLE ARE WAITING. I GO FIRST TO A NEWSMAKER. THE INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN IN THE HOUSE ADAM SHIFT JOINS US BY PHONE FOR THE FIRST REACTION. GOOD EVENING, SIR. I’M WAITING FOR ROBERT SCHIFF.>>I CAN HEAR YOU.>>I HEAR YOU NOW, CHAIRMAN. OUR VIEWERS CAN HEAR YOU. YOUR REACTION TO TONIGHT’S NEWS?>>WELL, WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT PUFF OF SMOKE ABOUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND FINALLY GOT IT TODAY. THE SPECIAL COUNSEL CONCLUDED THE INVESTIGATION. THE KEY QUESTION THOUGH IS WILL BILL BARR LIVE UP TO THE COMMITMENT HE MADE TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE WHICH WOULD REQUIRE MAKING PUBLIC THE MUELLER REPORT. WE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY IN THE HOUSE TO DO THAT. BUT FOR LINDSEY GRAM’S STOPPING THAT BILL IN THE SENATE, I THINK THE SENATE WOULD HAVE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY TO MAKE THE MUELLER REPORT PUBLIC AS WELL. ONE THING I WILL ADD IS THE REPORT ITSELF, AS IMPORTANT AS THAT WILL BE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE UNDERLYING EVIDENCE. I EVIDENCE THAT A U.S. PERSON OR ANYONE AROUND HIM MAY BE ACTING IN THE FOREIGN INTEREST OF AN ADVERSARY AND NOT IN THE INTEREST OF OUR COUNTRY.>>SO, MR. CHAIRMAN, AS YOU KNOW, THIS LETTER WAS DIRECTED TO CONGRESS. YOU ARE ONE OF THE DECISION MAKERS REACTING TO IT. I UNDERSTAND YOU TO BE REFERRING TO THE TWO PIECES HERE. ONE, THAT BY THIS WEEKEND BOB — BILL BARR SAYS HE COULD REFER TO YOU, HIS VIEW OF BOB MUELLER’S PRINCIPLE CONCLUSIONS. AND THAT NUMBER TWO, HE SAYS IN THE TIME AHEAD HE WILL CONSULT WITH MUELLER AND ROSENSTEIN ABOUT WHAT OTHER INFORMATION CAN BE RELEASED TO BOTH YOU THE CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC. NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT IS THE STANCE THEY TAKE, WHAT IS YOUR VIEW, MR. CHAIRMAN, OF WHAT MUST BE IN THAT OTHER SECOND BUCKET OF OTHER INFORMATION.>>WHAT MUELLER IS REPORTING AS BEST WE CAN TELL ARE HIS CONCLUSIONS ON THE CRIMINAL SIDE OF THE HOUSE. WHO SHOULD BE INDICTED AND WHO SHOULDN’T BE INDICTED AND WHY HE REACHED THOSE CONCLUSIONS. REMEMBER, THIS BEGAN AS A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION AS TO WHETHER ANY U.S. PERSONS WERE ACTING AS AGENTS OF A FOREIGN POWER. AND THAT INFORMATION MAY BE OF THE GREATEST CONSEQUENCE OF THE COUNTRY. AND THE POLICIES IS BEING DISTORTED FOR FINANCIAL OR OTHER REASONS AND THAT IS THE INFORMATION THAT ABSOLUTELY MUST BE SHARED WITH THE CONGRESS AND ULTIMATELY MADE PUBLIC. IN FACT, THERE IS A STATUTORY OBLIGATION TO INFORM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES OF ANY SIGNIFICANT INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITY INCLUDING COUNTER INTELLIGENCE. SO WE’RE FULLY GOING TO EXPECT THAT THAT’S WHAT THE DEPARTMENT IS GOING DO AND IF WE NEED TO COMPEL THEM TO DO SO, WE WILL. BUT WE NEED TO KNOW AT THE END OF THE DAY THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ACTING OUT OF THE COUNTRY’S INTEREST AND NOT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BUILD A TOWER IN MOSCOW OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE.>>CHAIRMAN, ADAM SCHIFF JOINS US HERE ON OUR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE MUELLER REPORT HAS BEEN FILED, 5:00 P.M. EASTERN. EVERYONE MAKING SENSE OF WHAT COMES NEXT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RECORD IS NOW WE CAN MARK THE END OF BOB MUELLER’S ACTUAL INVESTIGATION. CAN YOU REACT TO WHAT HE FOUND. I WANT TO GO OVER WITH YOU BEFORE I LET YOU GO WHAT HE’S DONE NOW, 37 INDICTMENTS. SIX FORMER ADVISORS THAT TOOK ACTIONS ON BEHALF OF MR. TRUMP. LYING TO THE FBI. IF THIS IS THE END, DO YOU VIEW TONIGHT’S NEWS AS AN INDICATION THERE ARE NO OTHER POTENTIALLY SEALED OR REMAINING INDICTMENT THAT’S WE WOULD LEARN ABOUT? AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN IN YOUR VIEW THAT BOB MUELLER HAS THIS RECORD OF 37 INDICTMENTS AND FINISHED THE PROBE TODAY?>>WELL, WHAT IT MEANS IS THAT THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS GOING TO CONTRACT A ATTORNEY TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT THAT THAT OFFICE WON’T BE BRINGING ANY FURTHER INDICTMENTS. IT DOESN’T MEAN, OF COURSE, THAT MAIN JUSTICE OR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT OF NEW YORK AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT OR OTHERS MAY NOT BRING INDICTMENTS. IN FACT, GIVEN THE LENGTHY REDACTIONS IN MANY OF THE PLEADINGS OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL ELUDING TO OTHER INVESTIGATIONS, I THINK IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE IF NOT LIKELY THAT THERE WILL BE OTHER INDICTMENTS. NOW HOW CENTRAL OR PERIPHERAL THEY’LL BE TO THE CORE ISSUES OF POTENTIAL CONSPIRACY IS YET TO BE DETERMINED. BUT IN TERMS OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S RECORD, I THINK IT’S ONE ASKING ABOUT HISTORIC STANDARDS AND NERMZ OF THE SWIFTNESS OF THE INVESTIGATION AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT THAT WERE INDICTED AND CONVICTED, THE NUMBER OF RUSSIANS INDICTED, THE SPECIFICITY OF THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABOUT RUSSIA’S INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTION. IT’S A SIGNAL ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ANY TEAM OF PROSECUTORS.>>CHAIRMAN SCHIFF, I TRUST YOU’LL BE BUSY OVER THIS WEEKEND GIVEN THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS HE MAY BE BRIEFING YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. MIA WILEY, THANK YOU FOR MANY MORE. I WANT TO TURN TO TWO COLLEAGUES OF MINE COVERING THE STORY FOR THE ENTIRE 22 MONTHS. CHUCK TODD AND NICOLE WALLACE, PART OF OUR SPECIAL CONTINUING COVERAGE RIGHT NOW. CHUCK, WHAT DOES TONIGHT MEAN?>>YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A LEGAL BATTLE BETWEEN THE CONGRESS AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND HOW MUCH WE SEE AND WHAT WE SEE AND THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR PLIKDZ. THE LARGER POLITICAL BATTLE IS WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHAT’S LEARNED IN IT. RIGHT? WE STILL HAVE TO KNOW WHAT’S IN IT. BUT, YOU KNOW, IF THERE IS A PRETTY SOLID OBSTRUCTION CASE THAT GETS LAID OUT HERE, AND MUELLER DECIDED NO THE TO INDICT IT, HE IS MR. BY THE BOOK, RIGHT? AND THE BOOK SAID SITTING PRESIDENT CAN’T BE INDICTED, THEN THIS CONGRESS IS GOING TO HAVE BIG DECISIONS TO MAKE. THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE IS MORE ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THOUGH. LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR THIS WEEK. IF THIS IS ANY INDICATION, BECAUSE HE’S BEEN BRACING FOR MUELLER ALL WEEK. THE ENTIRE McCAIN EPISODE WAS TRIGGERED BY MUELLER. HE’S BEEN ABSOLUTELY AND GEORGE CONWAY QUESTIONED THE STABILITY. I THINK HE’S VERY STABLE HERE. THIS IS JUST A MAN WHO IS OBSESSED WITH ONE THING. AND YOU SAW IT IN THIS IRRATIONAL THING ABOUT McCAIN. IT IS ALL DRIVEN BY MUELLER. AND SO HE IS A WILD CARD HERE.>>A LOT OF FOLKS I TALK TO SAY THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING OF A BRAND NEW PHASE. THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION THAT HE OPENED INTO DONALD TRUMP AFTER THE FIRING OF JIM COMEY, THAT WAS — THAT’S A RECENT REVELATION IN TERMS OF INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE. WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT ALL ALONG MULE HER INHERITED A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION. IS DONALD TRUMP WORKING FOR RUSSIA? WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE POLITICS, I’M SURE CHUCK IS RIGHT ABOUT IT. BUT THAT IS BASED ON WHAT WE KNOW NOW. A COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION OF ANYONE DOESN’T END IN AN INDICTMENT. THERE SAY LOT OF COVERAGE ABOUT INDICTMENTS. MUELLER DIDN’T HAVE ANY MORE INDICTMENTS. I THINK OUR NETWORK OR NEWS ORGANIZATION HAS KNOWN THAT. THE COUNTER INTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION IS MORE THAN A FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS. TO SAY WHAT WE KNOW WHAT THE POLITICS ARE RIGHT NOW IS LUDICROUS. UNTIL WE KNOW HOW THE QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED, BOB MUELLER HAD ACCESS TO IN THE JUST ALL INTERCEPT INTELLIGENCE FROM U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, HE SAW EVERYTHING EVERYBODY HEARD. AND YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE SUMMER OF 2016 TO SORT OF REMEMBER JUST HOW ALARMED THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WAS. NOT JUST ABOUT RUSSIAN MEDDLING BUT ABOUT THIS BIZARRE INTERSECTION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIAN MEDDLING. THOSE ARE QUESTIONS THAT SOMEONE IS GOING TO NEED TO KNOW THE ANSWERS TO BEFORE WE TURN THE PAGE ON THE MUELLER CHAPTER.>>AND THAT GOES TO WHAT WE MAY FIND OUT ABOUT THIS WEEKEND. IT IS EXTRAORDINARY TO HAVE THE SITTING ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYING I GOT IT. I GOT THE FOOTBALL. AND I MIGHT BE PASSING OFF DETAILS OF IT BY THIS WEEKEND.>>YEAH.>>THAT’S WEEKEND WORK FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO ARE EAGER. MR. BAR WOULD HAVE WELL BEEN WITHIN HIS RIGHTS TO SAY BY NEXT FRIDAY. HE DIDN’T DO THAT.>>YEAH. BUT DON’T FORGET, THERE IS CAVEATS IN THAT LETTER. HE MAY SIMPLY SAY HERE WERE THE DECISIONS. BUT HE MAY NOT GIVE THE REASONS FOR THEM, RIGHT? HE MAY JUST SAY HE DECLINED TO DO THIS BUT NOT GIVE THE REASON.>>RIGHT.>>AND THAT LANGUAGE PRINCIPLE CONCLUSIONS WILL BE VERY INTERESTING, CHUCK AND NICOLE. THANKS FOR STAYING OVER WITH ME. I KNOW YOU BOTH ARE DOING A LOT OF WORK. WE’RE GOING TO BE SEEING A LOT OF YOU. I BRING IN NOW FORMER ACTING SOLICITOR GENERAL. HE WROTE THE RULES GOVERNING THIS SPECIAL COUNSEL PROBE. I CAN ALSO MENTION TONIGHT SOMETHING WE WERE GOING TO MENTION ON THE BEAT SOON. HE IS A NEW NBC NEWS AND MSNBC LEGAL ANALYST, CONGRATULATIONS. WE’LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT ON ANOTHER NIGHT THAT IS LESS BUSY. LET’S START WITH THE CORE QUESTION ON THE RULES THAT YOU WROTE. DO YOU SEE THE LETTER THAT MR. BARR SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS AS THE RIGHT AND PROPER FIRST STEP UNDER YOUR WRITTEN RULES?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT’S THE RIGHT FIRST STEP. I THINK WHAT HAPPENED TODAY IS A CHAPTER, AN IMPORTANT CHAPTER HAS CONCLUDED THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. BUT IT IS ONLY THE END OF THE CHAPTER. AND NOW THERE ARE FURTHER CHAPTERS TO BE WRITTEN. ONE IS WHAT DOES THIS REPORT ACTUALLY SAY IT’S DEALING WITH A PRESIDENT. IS THIS THE ONLY BOOK? IS THIS THE MUELLER REPORT GOING TO BE COMPREHENSIVE? IT IS GOING TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT INVESTIGATION ABOUT CAMPAIGN FINANCE. ALL THESE OTHER THINGS ABOUT THE TRUMP FOUNDATION. OR IS IT LIMITED JUST TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE AND RUSSIAN CONSPIRACY?>>LET ME READ YOU TO FROM THE LETTER AGAIN WHICH IS GOING TO BE A VERY IMPORTANT TEMPLATE FOR EVERYTHING THAT COMES NEXT. HE SAID THAT IS ABOUT CONCLUSIONS. THEN HE TALKS ABOUT THIS WIDER SET OF INFORMATION. A LOT OF PEOPLE WHAT THEY THINK OF IN THE MUELLER REPORT. I INTEND TO CONSULT WITH DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL AND SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER TO DETERMINE WHAT OTHER INFORMATION FROM THE CAN BE RELEASED TO CONGRESS AND PUBLIC. HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THAT INPUT AND BARR IS SUGGESTING HE SEEMS TO THINK HE’LL HAVE THEIR AGREEMENT IN THE TRANSPARENCY THAT HE DOES OR DOES NOT APPLY TO WHAT MUELLER FOUND. THAT IS A BELIEF IN TRANSPARENCY, A BELIEF THAT AMERICAN PUBLIC SHOULD SEE THIS REPORT BECAUSE AFTER ALL, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST MOMENTOUS DOCUMENTS, YOU KNOW, EVER PRODUCED BY ANY FEDERAL OFFICIAL EVER. SO I THINK ALL OF THAT IS RIGHT. I THINK YOU’RE ALSO RIGHT TO SAY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS DON’T NECESSARILY REQUIRE THEMSELVES THE REPORT TO BE PUBLIC. BUT THEY DON’T FORBID IT EITHER T AND YOU’RE DEALING WITH WRONGDOING BY THE NATION’S MOST IMPORTANT OFFICIAL.>>I WANT TO KEEP YOU IN THE ROLE OF A SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL BEYOND BEING A RULES EXPERT. IF YOU’LL JOIN OUR PROSECUTOR PANEL WHAT IS WHAT WE TURN TO IN OUR SPECIAL COVERAGE. I’M JOINED BY JOYCE VANCE AND JOHN FLANNERY. EVERYONE IS HERE. NEIL IS HERE AS WELL. STARTING WITH YOU, NICK, THAT’S ON THE RULES AND WHAT WE’RE GOING TO LEARN.>>RIGHT.>>WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU THAT BOB MUELLER FINISHED WORK TONIGHT. HE DID NOT END WITH A BANG OF NEW PUBLIC INDICTMENTS. IT WOULD SEEM UNLESS WE GET SOMETHING ELSE UNSEALED THAT THIS INVESTIGATION ENDS WITH THE 37.>>IF YOU READ THE LITERAL LANGUAGE IN THAT LETTER, HE’S EXPLAINING THE DECISIONS TO PROSECUTE AND THE DECLINATIONS HE HAS REACHED. DOES THAT MEAN HE IS ASKING BAR FOR PERMISSION I DON’T KNOW. IT CERTAINLY LEAVES THAT OPEN.>>HE SUGGESTS THAT. >>Narrator: UNDER THE RULES HE MUST STATE AND HE NEVER DID. BOB MUELLER IS DONE WITH THIS JOB.>>IF YOU READ THAT LANGUAGE, IT EXPLAINS THE DECISIONS HE HAS REACHED ON PROSECUTIONS AND DECLINATIONS. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HE REACHED ON DECLINATIONS. I DON’T KNOW IF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOWS THAT. BUT WHEN HE USES THE TENSE HAS REACHED, DOES THAT MEAN HE HAS REACHED CERTAIN DECISIONS ON INDICTING INDIVIDUALS AND HE’S ASKING FOR PERMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO DO THAT.>>BUT WE ARE IN A NEW PHASE. AFTER ALL OF THE WAITING AND SPECULATION, JOYCE, TONIGHT WE CAN SAY BOB MUELLER FINISHED THIS JOB. HE FINISHED THE PROBE. HE INDICTED 37 PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS. SIX FORMER ADVISORS TO DONALD TRUMP. THE FASTEST AND HIGHEST INDICTMENT RATE OF ANY PRESIDENT EVER IN AMERICAN HISTORY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF WHAT WE NOW KNOW TONIGHT?>>I THINK WE’VE LEARNED SOMETHINGS AND OTHERS STILL TO LEARN. MUELLER HAS CLEARLY MADE A DECISION THAT HE IS DONE INDICTING FOR HIS CORE MISSION WHICH IS RUSSIAN COLLUSION DURING THE ELECTION WITH MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. WE’VE SEEN NO MORE INDICTMENTS IN THAT REGARD. I THINK IT’S UNLIKELY. BUT THAT STILL BELIEVES OPEN A RANGE OF INVESTIGATION THAT’S ARE UNDERWAY. THE INTERESTING POINT WAS NOT SOMEONE WHO CONDUCTED A WITCHUNT. HE STUCK TO HIS AGREEMENT, TO HIS JURISDICTION AND WAS PARCELLING CASES OUT THAT WERE RELATED TO FINANCIAL FRAUD, NONRUSSIAN CASES TO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. AND OBVIOUSLY WE’VE SEEN A FLURRY OF INVESTIGATIONS AT STATE A.G.’S OFFICES. THERE IS NO INDICTMENT OF THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY. BAD NEWS IN THE SENSE THAT THERE IS STILL ON GOING INVESTIGATION OF OTHER CONDUCT. >>JOHN FLANNERY, YOUR VIEW?>>I MAY BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT. BUT I THINK THAT THE PROCESS IS OUTKOUM DETERMINETIVE. WE WERE PUT ON NOTICE THAT TRUMP WAS UPSET WITH SESSIONS BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T KILL THE INVESTIGATION AND NOW WE’RE ASKED TO CREDIT THE CONDUCT OF BAR TO PROCEED PROPERLY. MY CONCERN AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR AND LOOKING AT MUELLER WHO HAS DONE SO WELL UP TO THIS POINT IS WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS PRESSURE TO CLOSE THIS THING DOWN. AND I THINK WE WOULD BE REMISS IF WE DIDN’T HAVE MUELLER UP ON THE HILL TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE DID AND WHY THERE WAS NO MORE IN THE INVESTIGATION.>>LET’S SPEAK TO THAT, JOHN. YOU’RE SAYING SOMETHING THAT CONGRESSMAN SCHIFF DID NOT SAY. AND THE JUDICIARY WILL HAVE TIME TO REVIEW ALL THIS. AND YOU KNOW AWE LOT ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL SIDE OF THIS. THEY’RE KEEPING THEIR POWDER TRY TO SEE WHETHER BAR IS GOING TO DO WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO.>>HE IS GOING TO HAVE DISCLOWE STHURZ ARE PROBABLY LIMITED. AND THAT’S WHAT AND O THOSE ARE NUMBERS. I’M GOING GO BACK AND MUELLER AND ROSEN SIGN AND IT’S IN THIS STUFF. I COULD BE WRONG. I’M LOOKING AT THE CHARACTER OR LACK OF CHARACTER OF BAR AND HOW HE WAS CHOSEN AND WHAT HE SAID ON THE HILL AND HOW HE WAS GOING TO FOLLOW WHAT PROTOCOLS WERE ON THE HILL. PROBABLY INCLUDING THE LETTER WHICH GOES BACK SOME TIME WHICH TALKS ABOUT NONDISCLOSURE OF INVESTIGATIONS. A VERY STRONG STATEMENT. AND WE’LL FIND THAT OUT IN THE DAYS AHEAD. BUT BEFORE WE CELEBRATE AND SING THAT FINALLY WE HAVE A REPORT THAT WE THINK MIGHT BE 400 PAGES AND TELLS US EVERYTHING, I THINK WE SHOULD PUMP THE BRAKES TWICE. I DON’T THINK THIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, I DON’T THINK THIS PRESIDENT, I DON’T THINK GIULIANI OR ANY OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD LET THAT HAPPEN.>>I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT. I MEAN, I THINK — BOB MUELLER IS GOING TO PUT WHAT HE WANTS TO PUT IN THAT REPORT. HE’S GOING TO PUT IN EXACTLY WHAT HE FOUND, WHAT HE INTENDS TO DO OR NOT DO, WHY HE PROSECUTED CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AND DIDN’T. I MEAN, THERE ARE NO — THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. THERE ARE OPEN ISSUES RIGHT NOW. THAT WE DO NOT HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT. THAT’S THE PART — >>JOHN IS SAYING LET’S NOT JUST SING AND AS LAWYERS AND JOURNALISTS, WE TEND TO LOOK AT EVIDENCE AND BE SKEPTICAL, APPROPRIATELY SO. ON THE FLIP SIDE, I DO THINK, NEIL, THAT MR. BARR IS TRYING AT LEAST IN HIS PUBLIC MESSAGING HERE TO SAY THAT BOB MUELLER IS IN ON IT. BOB MUELLER IS NOT EXACTLY A SHRINKING WALLFLOWER WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING SURE THAT THE INTEGRITY AND THE FINDINGS ARE HANDLED IN WHAT HE VIEWS AS THE RIGHT WAY. SO NEIL, WITH THAT IN MIND AND THE BEAR HUG THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED TONIGHT BY BAR AROUND MUELLER SAYING, HEY, I’M KEEPING HIM IN. HE’S DONE WITH THE PROBE. HE’S GOING TO BE INVOLVED, AND THEN LET’S LOOK AT WHAT BARR SAID UNDER OATH ABOUT ALL THIS. TAKE A LOOK.>>I’M GOING TO MAKE AS MUCH INFORMATION AVAILABLE AS I CAN CONSISTENT WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT ARE PART OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS.>>HOW DOES HE DO THAT? AND WHAT HAPPENS IF LATER MUELLER WANTS MORE OUT THAN HE DOES? WOULD WE LEARN ABOUT THAT? COULD MUELLER THEN TESTIFY?>>I YOU THIS IT’S POSSIBLE FOR MULER TO TESTIFY. THE FIRST THING TO NOTE FOR WHY I THINK JOHN MIGHT BE WRONG ABOUT THIS IS BARR’S LETTER TODAY SAYS SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT, I AS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ALL MY PREDECESSORS AS ACTINGS ATTORNEY GENERAL DIDN’T OVERRULE MUELLER ON ANYTHING. SO WE’RE LEARNING SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE REGULATIONS THAT HE IS TO MAKE THAT CERTIFICATION OR TO SAY IF THERE HAD BEEN OVERRULINGS. SO, YOU KNOW, I’M NOT ONE TO WHO IS NORMALLY PRAISING THIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. BUT IT DOES LOOK LIKE AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THAT STATEMENT THERE WAS NO INTERFERENCE BY ANY ATTORNEY GENERAL.>>NEIL, LET’S BUILD ON THAT POINT. YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO TRY TO DO IT IN PLAIN ENGLISH. IF YOU BELIEVE THE REPORT, DONALD TRUMP REPEATEDLY TRIED TO INTERFERE. AND TRIED TO SHUT DOWN STUFF IN NEW YORK. AND TRIED ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES” TO ASK OTHER PEOPLE TO BASICALLY CONSTRAIN OR REMOVE BOB MUELLER HIMSELF. AND WHAT WE SEE TONIGHT, I THINK IT’S WORTH BASICALLY TAKING THIS IN FOR YOUR ANALYSIS, NEIL, WHAT WE SEE TONIGHT IS THAT PART OF THE SYSTEM SEEMS TO HAVE BEAT BACK AND DEFEATED DONALD TRUMP’S ATTEMPTS. HIS OWN WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL REPORTEDLY GOING TO BOB MUELLER AND SAYING, LISTEN, HE’S ASKED ME TO TRY TO BREAK THE LAW AND GET YOU FIRED. I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT. NOW WHAT DOES AMERICA DO ABOUT THAT? YOU WALK US THROUGH IT. BUT ISN’T THAT A GOOD PIECE OF NEWS? THIS PROBE FINISH?>>IT IS A GOOD PIECE OF NEWS. THERE IS ONE IMPORTANT CAVEAT. I DON’T THINK THAT THE LETTER TODAY DEALS WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK INVESTIGATION AT ALL. >>ABOUT YOU WHAT THE ABOUT THE FIRING?>>SURE. I’M NOT GIVING ANYONE A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH. BEFORE WE GET AHEAD, SOMETIMES WE JUMP ON EVEN CHAIRMAN SCHIFF IS RIGHT IS TELLING US ABOUT ALL THE OTHER THINGS. BUT TONIGHT IS THE MUELLER REPORT. WHAT DOES IT TELL THAT YOU AFTER 22 MONTHS BOB MUELLER STAYED ON THE JOB AND FINISHED WHEN HE CHOSE TO, NOT AT DONALD TRUMP’S INSISTENCE THAT HE LEAVE EARLIER?>>NOBODY KNOWS MUELLER IS SURPRISED BY THAT. THE GOOD NEWS IS THE SYSTEM HELD. THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. MY IMPORTANT POINT IS EVERYONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THIS IS JUST ABOUT A LIMITED MUELLER INVESTIGATION AND AS JOY SAID, THERE ARE A BUNCH OF OTHER INVESTIGATIONS INCLUDING MOST PROMINENTLY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ONE. WE’RE GOING TO BRING IN RICHARD BLOOMENTHAL, AT THAT POINT WHAT WILL AMERICANS TAKE FROM THIS. SOME FOLLOW THIS CLOSELY. OTHERS DON’T. THEY KEEP HEARING IT MAY COME OUT. THEY SAY TELL ME WHEN IT DOES. WELL, AMERICA, IT JUST CAME OUT. AND BOB MUELLER FINISHED THE JOB AND HAD HAD A HIGH INDICTMENT RATE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT PART OF THIS?>>YOU KNOW, IT DID COME OUT. AND BOB MUELLER DIAGNOSED A PROBLEM THAT TOOK PLACE WITH OUR ELECTIONS. THE RUSSIANS TRIED TO INFLUENCE IT. THEY TRIED TO TROLL US ONLINE. THEY HACKED EMBARRASS. THEY DID EVERYTHING THAT THEY COULD TO HELP THIS PRESIDENT. SO MUELLER’S DONE A REMARKABLE JOB IN THAT WAY. I REALLY AGREE WITH NEIL THAT WE NEED TO GIVE BILL BARR THE OPPORTUNITY HERE TO DO WHAT HE COMMITS TO DOING IN THIS LETTER TO BEING TRANSPARENT. AS A PROSECUTOR WHEN I DECLINED ON A CASE, I HAD A FORM IN MY OFFICE THAT WE HAD TO FILL OUT. AND WHEN YOU DIED NOT TO PROSECUTE SOMEBODY, YOU’VE BEEN INVESTIGATING, YOU HAVE TO SAY WHY. IT MAY NOBODY FEDERAL OFFENSE EVIDENT. IT MAY BE WEAKER AND INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE. WE DON’T HAVE PROVE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. THE MOST INTERESTING THING IS THAT KEY QUESTION HERE THAT BILL BAR WHY DIDN’T BOB MUELLER TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE PRESIDENT? IT COULD BE THAT HE COMPLIED WITH DOJ’S POLICY AGAINST INDICTING A SITTING PRESIDENT. >>WHICH GOES TOWARDS TRANSPARENCY. THE ONLY REASON YOU DIDN’T DO IT IS THAT POLICY. THEN CONGRESS IS THE OTHER CHECK. DO YOU WANT TO GIVE A NUMBER BEFORE I BRING IN THE SENATOR.>>I NUMBER OF HOW MANY PEOPLE DECLINE TO CHARGE?>>THAT IS REALLY — THAT IS NOT FAIR. WE RESPECT IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE ANSWER. STAY WITH ME. I’M GOING TO BRING IN SENATOR RICHARD BLOOMENTHAL AND WE SHOULD MENTION A FORMER PROSECUTOR. THANKS FOR JOINING ME, SENATOR.>>THANK YOU. >>WHAT DOES THIS MEAN THAT MUELLER IS FINISHED, THAT HE’S FILED HIS REPORT AND THAT BOB BARR FILED THIS LETTER.>>IT CONCLUDES A VERY PRODUCTIVE AND EFFECTIVE INVESTIGATION. IT REQUIRES NOW ABSOLUTE AND COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY. THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE THEME OF THE DAY FOR EXACTLY THE REASONS THAT YOU JUST ARTICULATED.>>FOR FOLKS JOINING US ON THIS BIG NIGHT, BOB MUELLER DOES THIS FOR 22 MONTHS. HE INDICTS 37 PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS. YOU SAY THAT’S A FLOOR AND NOT A CEILING.>>IT’S A FLOOR IN TERMS OF PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE POLICY. IT’S ONLY A POLICY. IT’S NOT A RULE OR REGULATION. THAT A SITTING PRESIDENT CANNOT BE INDICTED. SO THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY OTHER INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SPUN OFF BY FACTS IN EVIDENCE. I THINK THERE IS A LIKELIHOOD THAT THERE ARE INDICTMENTS AND THIS PRESIDENT’S FUTURE.>>I’M GOING TO PUSH YOU, SENATOR. I’M GOING TO PUSH WAY FROM NEW YORK. WE COVER THAT STORY. WE’LL KEEP COVERING IT. I WANT TO STAY ON THE MUELLER REPORT TONIGHT AND ASK YOU SOMETHING I HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO ASK ANYONE IN CONGRESS YET. DO YOU VIEW THIS ENDING OF THE MUELLER REPORT IN THIS WAY IS AN INDICATION THAT BOB MUELLER DIDN’T FIND CHARGEABLE COLLUSION OR ELECTION CONSPIRACY BY AMERICANS?>>I THINK THERE IS NO BASIS TO DRAW THAT CONCLUSION. HE FAILED FULL DISCLOSURE. HE DECLINED. THAT IS THE MAUN REASON I VOTED AGAINST HAD HIS CONFIRMATION. AND WHAT WE NEED — >>THIS IS THE DEBATE WE’RE ALL GETTING TO. IF THE WHITE HOUSE IMPLIES THAT THIS COULD BE GOOD NEWS OR IF PEOPLE AT DOJ START SAYING HERE’S THE LITTLE BIT WE PUT OUT AND OBVIOUSLY THERE IS NO COLLUSION INDICTMENT, SO THAT PART IS OVER. YOU’RE SAYING IF THAT WERE TRUE, THEY MUST RELEASE THE REST OF IT AND PEOPLE CAN DRAW THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS. . >>THE WHITE HOUSE OUGHT TO SUPPORT FULL TRANSPARENCY. HE BACKS IT. AND IF HE REALLY IS IN FAVOR OF FULL TRANSPARENCY, HE’LL BACK THE BILL. THERE SHOULD BE FULL DISCLOSURE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PAID FOR THIS REPORT. THEY DESERVE TO KNOW WHAT’S IN IT. AND THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW. SO IF THE FOLKS WHO ARE SAYING OH, WELL WE HAVE NO OBJECTION TO ALL THE FACTS AND EVIDENCE COMING OUT ARE REALLY SERIOUS AND SINCERE, THEY’LL BACK THE BILL THAT SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY OR REPUBLICAN OF IOWA AND I INTRODUCED WITH GROWING SUPPORT INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY JOHN KENNEDY OF LOUISIANA AND PATRICK LEAHY OF VERMONT.>>I WANT TO PUSH YOU ON SOMETHING ELSE. WE ARE SEEING INDICATIONS THIS IS THE END. BOB MUELLER IS DONE. DOES THAT MEAN THERE ARE NO POSSIBLE INDICTMENTS LEFT OR DO WE NOT KNOW THAT YET?>>I THINK THERE IS A STRONG POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL INDICTMENTS INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FAMILY. MAYBE NOT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. I KNOW YOU WANT TO STICK TO THE MUELLER REPORT. BUT THE MUELLER REPORT CANNOT BE VIEWED IN ISOLATION.>>IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE SENATOR ON THIS NEWSY NIGHT, I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW FROM THIS MEMBER OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.>>WELL, I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK THERE COULD BE THE POSSIBILITY OF A SEALED INDICTMENT. I THINK IT’S A TOUGH ONE THOUGH. I WOULD EXPECT THAT TO COME OUT BY NOW. JUST SINCE THE REPORT HAS BEEN TRANS MITTED FOR OVER AN HOUR. MY GUT THAT IS NOT LIKELY. THERE COULD BE INDICTMENTS IN OTHER INVESTIGATIONS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND INVESTIGATION AND OTHERS. I THINK FOR SENATOR BLOOM ENTHAL, IF THE PRESIDENT ASSERTS EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE IN SOME WAY, WHAT IS THE COMMITTEE PREPARED TO DO ABOUT THAT?>>KEY QUESTION. FIRST, AND I HOPE YOU AGREE WITH ME, THERE ARE NO — THERE IS NO EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE AS TO THEY CANNOT INVOKE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ON HIS BEHALF TO COVER UP. INDEED, I THINK THERE IS NO RIGHT AND PROPER REVIEW ON PART OF THE WHITE HOUSE OF ANY OF THE FACTS AND EVIDENCE. IT’S FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. I THINK THE REMEDY IS TO SUBPOENA THE FACTS AND EVIDENCE AND BODY OF DOCUMENTS AND INTERVIEWS AND EVEN GRAND JURY MATERIAL. THE JUDGE HAS THE RIGHT AND IN MY VIEW THE RESPONSIBILITY HERE TO WAIVE THE PROTECTION THAT NORMALLY APPLIES. THERE IS OVERWHELMING PUBLIC INTEREST AND TRANSPARENCY AS POSSIBLE.>>LET’S PAUSE ON THE POINT YOU’RE MAKING SO CAN YOU BUILD ON IT, SENATOR. YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE FACT THAT IN NORMAL CASES ANYTHING THAT GOES BEFORE THAT SUPER SEEKER GRAND JURY STAYS SECRET. THEY ROSE TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINALLY ORGANIZING IT AND WHAT THAT MEANS GIVEN THAT SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE IN POWER RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT OVERSEEING THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND SOME OF THEM ARE HEADED TO PRISON.>>GOOD POINT.>>SO WITH ALL THAT, WALK US THROUGH WHAT YOU MEAN WHEN YOU REFER TO 6 E WHICH WE LOVE THE DETAILS. YOU’RE REFERRING TO THE IDEA THAT THIS IS ONE THE BEST PUBLIC INTEREST ARGUMENTS FOR RELEASING THAT.>>THE ARGUMENT FOR RELEASING THIS INFORMATION? BUT THE JUDGE IN CHARGE THFR GRAND JURY. IT IS AN ARM OF THE COURT APPOINTED BY THE COURT. TO DO THE COURT’S WORK. AND THE JUDGE HAS THE POWER TO WAIVE 6-E IN A CASE EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE WHERE A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR OR A SPECIAL COUNSEL HAS BEEN APPOINTED PRECISELY BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN A POTENTIAL BETRAYAL OF PUBLIC TRUST. A VERY UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT JUSTIFIES, IN FACT, THE RELEASE OF INFORMATION THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT BE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BECAUSE THERE IS A POLICY AND IT IS WELL JUSTIFIED THAT DEROGATORY OR DISPARAGING INFORMATION ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT BEEN INDICTED SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED. I FOLLOWED IT. I FOLLOWED THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY. SOMETIMES MY UTTER FRUSTRATION BECAUSE I HAD A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT BAD PECHLT I COULDN’T TALK ABOUT IT.>>BUT NOW YOU’RE GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE AS A PROSECUTOR. WHAT I’M GOING TO DO HERE IS KEEP NEIL WHO IS GOING TO ADD TO THAT. SENATOR, I KNOW THAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT THIS FROM THAT LETTER THAT WENT TO CONGRESS AT 5:15. RAILY APPRECIATE YOU AS A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILLING TO GIVE YOUR FIRST REACTION ON THE BEAT. I TRUST WE’RE CALLING ON NEW THE DAYS AHEAD. SENATOR, THANK YOU. >>THANK YOU.>>NEIL STAYS WITH ME. BUT I WANT TO RESET HERE AS WE’RE ABOUT HALF PAST THE HOUR AND TELL WHAT YOU IS GOING ON. BOB MUELLER HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 22 MONTHS. HE’S INDICTED 37 PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS AND MANY WANDERING WHEN WOULD HE FINISH. TONIGHT HE FINISHED. REPORTERS TRACKING THIS CASE ALL OVER THE WASHINGTON TERRAIN, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE UNDISLOSED LOCATION OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL AND THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT WENT AROUND AND BOB MUELLER ARRIVING TO WORK, EVERYONE IS WONLDBERG THIS. I WANT TO TURN TO ONE OF OUR REPORTERS NOW WHO IS ON THIS CASE FROM THE START. JULIA ANZLY. WE DID A LOT OF THE IMPLICATIONS. WHY DON’T WE START IN WALKING US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED LATE TODAY AS YOU STARTED TO GET THE CLUE THAT’S BOB MUELLER WAS DONE.>>I WOULD LOVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE PROTESTERS BEHIND US. THAT MIGHT EVEN BE THE LEAST STRESSFUL THING THAT HAPPENED TODAY AS THIS DRUM YOU HEAR BEHIND ME. WE’VE BEEN ON PINS AND NEEDLES DOWN HERE. REALLY EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. STARTING AROUND MAYBE EARLY WEDNESDAY. WE HAD A SENSE THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS PREPARING FOR THIS REPORT. REPORTERS ACROSS THECIY THAT COVER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS ALL STARTED TO PUT OUR PIECES TOGETHER AND REALIZE SOMETHING IS COMING SOON. PEOPLE STARTED TO GET INTO PLACE. ONE OF THE PIECES WAS THAT SOME OF ROBERT MUELLER’S PROSECUTORS LEFT FOR THE DAY. THEY LEFT THAT OFFICE EARLY. AGAIN, PUT OUR ANTENNA UP. WE STARTED TO THINKING MAYBE SOMETHING WAS COMING. AND THEN LATE IN THE DAY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORTER STACKED TOGETHER IN THE HALLWAY WAITING FOR THE KEY PERSON WHO IS GOING TO GIVE US INFORMATION I GRABBED THIS LETTER AND RAN TO THE CAMERA. LATER WE WENT BACK TO FILL IN SOME OF THE DETAILS. AND AT THAT POINT WE HEARD FROM A SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL THAT PIECE ABOUT HOW THERE ARE NO FURTHER INDICTMENTS IN THIS REPORT FROM MUELLER AT THIS TIME. WE SAW A LOT OF THAT THIS WEEK. WE KNOW THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK TO BE DONE AS WE COVER WHAT COMES NEXT WHEN THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES GIVE HIS CONCLUSIONS TO CONGRESS. I HAVE TO SAY THE SHOW IS CALLED THE BEAT AND THE PROTESTER BEHIND YOU LIVING UP TO. THAT I HAVE TO SAY, YOU’VE BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK VERY CLEARLY. WE CAN HEAR EVERYTHING. I KNOW WHEN YOU’RE OUT THERE YOU’RE WONDERING. WE CAN HEAR YOU VERY WELL MUCH THE LAST QUESTION BEFORE YOU GO. I KNOW YOU’RE WORKING THE STORY ALL NIGHT. WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH HOW THAT FELT AND WHAT IS GOING ON AT D.O.J., DID YOU EVER GET CLUES AND NOT SAYING WE KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BUT CLUES ABOUT JUST THE WAY BAR HAS DONE THIS. THEY’RE ON THE SAME PAGE AND HAVE A PROFESSIONAL HISTORY. HE DIDN’T NEED TO MENTION MUELLER IN THE LETTER THE WAY HE DID. MUELLER FINISHED TONIGHT. DID YOU SEE ANY EVIDENCE, CLUES, ANYTHING LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU’VE BEEN ON THE GROUND? I THINK THE LETTER CODIFIED THE PERSONALITY TRAITS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN FROM THIS NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL AS WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS REPORT TO BE DELIVERED HERE TO HIM. HE STAYED CALM. WE SAW HIM AROUND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. HE EATS LUNCH WITH THE STAFF AND CAFETERIA, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHICH IS NOT NORMALLY ANYTHING YOU RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE A NICE LUNCH. HE EATS WITH STAFF EVERY DAY AROUND NOON. HE SEEMS TO STICK TO A SCHEDULE. HE SEES REPORTERS IN THE HALLWAY. HE MAY COME UP TO HIM AND SAY IS TODAY THE DAY. HE KEEPS A STOIC FACE AND KEEPS WALKING. NOT BEING ABLE TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE MOMENT.>>THAT’S COME THROUGH. I’M GOING TO JUMP. WE’RE HEARING NEWS FROM SENATOR SCHUMER. BUT THAT’S VERY INTERESTING. WE’RE GOING TO LISTEN TO LIVE REACTION FROM CHUCK SCHUMER.>>EVIDENCE SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC. THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S INVESTIGATION FOCUSED ON QUESTIONS THAT GO TO THE INTEGRITY OF OUR DEMOCRACY ITSELF, WHETHER FOREIGN POWERS CORRUPTLY INTERFERED IN OUR ELECTIONS AND WHETHER UNLAWFUL MEANS WERE USED TO HINDER THE INVESTIGATION. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO THE TRUTH. THE WATCH WORD IS TRANSPARENCY. THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED FOR THE REPORT TO BE MADE PUBLIC. THERE IS NO REASON ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH WHY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR SHOULD DO ANY LESS. WE’RE ONLY GOOD TO TAKE ONE QUESTION OR TWO. ANY?>>THE INDICATIONS ARE THAT THERE ARE NO NEW INDICTMENTS. THAT IS THE WORD COMING OUT. DO YOU THINK THAT IS THE CASE? THAT THERE IS APOLOGY TO BE MADE FOR THE PERFECT EZ?>>I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT FOR THE FULL REPORT TO BE ISSUED BEFORE JUMPING TO ANY CONCLUSIONS.>>I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT FOR THE FULL REPORT TO BE MADE PUBLIC BEFORE JUMPING TO ANY CONCLUSIONS.>>HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU THAT WE’RE GOING TO GET THE FULL REPORT WITH A TRUMP APPOINTED ATTORNEY GENERAL?>>I THINK THE DEMAND OF THE PUBLIC IS OVERWHELMING TO SEE THE REPORT WHEN IT’S ON SUCH A SERIOUS MATTER.>>IS THERE A TIME FRAME?>>NUMBER THANK YOU EVERYBODY. LAST QUESTION TO THE YANKEE FAN.>>WE’VE BEEN LISTENING TO CHUCK SCHUMER THAT MARKS THE THIRD DEMOCRAT WE HEARD FROM JUST IN OUR COVERAGE HERE ON MSNBC. WE HEARD FROM THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF IN THE HOUSE EMPHASIZING WHILE WE HAVE BIG NEWS TONIGHT, I DON’T ANYONE DOUBTS THAT. HE FILED THE REPORT. THEY’RE ALL EMPHASIZING THAT THE NEXT STEP IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT HE FILED WHICH IS WHAT DO WE LEARN? WHAT DOES CONGRESS LEARN AND WHAT DOES AMERICA LEARN? AT THIS MOMENT, 6:40 P.M., WE’VE BEEN HEARING FROM REPORTERS, FROM LAWYERS, FROM OUR EXPERTS. WE HAVEN’T YET HEARD FROM THE PEOPLE THAT DIRECTLY REACTED WITH THE MUELLER PROBE. ON “THE BEAT,” THAT IS SOMETHING WE’VE BEEN

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100 thoughts on “Mueller Report Delivered To AG Barr: NBC News Special Report | NBC News”

  • The Democrat's should help the President run the country and stop the foolishness. The press, please just report the news and stop cheerleading for the Democrats.

  • What world are these LiEberal spinsters living in?? THe PROVEN lies have been committed by LiEberal politicians and the Fake News media who manufactured a phony scandal and subsequent investigation, based on NO evidence WSE! This is NOT how America handles investigations! You must FIRST have evidence of a crime, THEN investigate based on THAT evidence, NOT conduct a witch hunt based on accusations alone, and THEN conduct an investigation looking for a crime!

  • In my opinion, there might be no collusion but there are plenty of evidences that Trump commit criminal during his Campaign and Organizations especially Obstructing justice. If I am Trump which I am not and never be must have a nightmare because these two things should not be separated, RUSSIA and Obstruction of Justice!!! oh my gas.

  • Americans have lost faith in the DOJ, FBI, CIA and NSA. Americans sense the lack of integrity of these leaders. What a disgraceful "Witch Hunt". The level of corruption is unbelieveable.

  • Anthony Nycholas says:

    Honestly, even though I respect the War hero, Robert Mueller for the work he's done (as much it I hate the outcome) I want to believe that there is more in the report other than concluding that there was no Conspiracy between Trump and Russia. His guilt of Obstruction of Justice charge though, is as plain as day even if Mueller did not charge him for that crime. If you were to be accused of a crime you'd give them what they'd requested instead of Stonewalling and screaming "WITCH HUNT!!" in all caps on Twitter 25 times a day and spouting cofeve every time when a camera is pointed towards you. As for the botched redactions for Manafort, well, evidence that he gave internal polling data to the Russians would certainly count as evidence of a conspiracy. During one campaign rally when Trump requested Russia to find Mrs. Clinton's emails in 2016 and Don Jr. CONVENIENTLY getting an email from Russia as well as the discovery that Russian hackers were at work the very same day would be bright neon signs, for Mueller to follow leading to the undoing of this unfit "presidencey."

  • The radical left and democrats don't want brown socialism in Venezuela, they want white socialism in Sweden.

    Brown socialism bad, white socialism good.

  • BS MULLER SAID no more INDICTMENTS. IT IS DONE TRUMP IS VINDICATED. Now the fake news needs to be held accountable for duping the public for 2 years.

  • tRUMP followers, if no "collusion", why so much guilty behavior and lying to Congress, by most of his campaign staff & adm??? And…with SO, SO many contacts with Russians, during, & after campaign….and secret meetings with Putin?…. Nope, the standard to indict, by court evidence was not enough. The absence of evidence does not mean absence of guilt. There is just too much known about Trump and cohorts, to believe there wasn't a some unethical, unlawful reason…..Perhaps simply greed, to want to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, violating the Emoluments Clause….or keep secret his involvement with oligarch money laundering. Al Capone, infamous mob boss, could only be convicted of tax evasion, though he was a murderer, and otherwise a crook.

  • Brennan wants to "Move On" Yet just weeks ago he was accusing the president of treason.
    The last word will be an apology from democrats in Congress to the President.

  • Ruthann Chiara says:

    The left Is ofically "nucking futs" They can't get over the loss and never will. Better accept It, or they are going to lose big time in 202
    0

  • No surprises from Barr he lobbied for the job publicly, after all Barr is a RepubliCONS they do what they knows how to do best lies , lies & lies , cover up to grab power .

  • SHAME ON YOU MR MUELLER AND YOUR CO-CONSPIRATORS SHAME! YOUR ONLY OUT IS TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE FOR A DEAL TO SEEK A SENTENCE REDUCTION. BEFORE HRC

  • ALL GOVERNMENTS ARE RUN BY CRIMINALS WORLDWIDE BAR FEW. AND IF YOU ARE A DEVIANT PERSONALITY OR RICH ENOUGH, THE SKY IS THE LIMITS.

  • Why does the Conspiracy News Network MSNBC elevate Chucky Munchkin Toddler 5' 2" to a highchair giving him a Trump height?

  • Why does MSNBC give Chuck Todd 5' 2” a high chair so he can be elevated to Trump's 6' 2”? Does this make him more credible?

  • Trump cleared. NO collusion. Dems and media need to stop this nonsense now and move on. He is President whether you like it or not. And he will likely be reelected, so buck up snowflakes!

  • no collusion, wow guess missing point? lol? no not funny did Russia pull for one more and help individual one? yes I hope President 45 will do oval office as proud as predecessors,

  • nick atanassov says:

    WOW , nooo collision …? How this could be…? After millions and millions of waisted taxpayers money….? Dig deeper guys, you have to find , something. Just . something, nooo matter what. May be another prostitute , please…..oooo wait Avenatti in prison, no that one will not work.Hmmm Russia didn’t work , what is next …? Please , something. Ooo yes racist , nooo we tried that already , didn’t work either. The fake news will find it …
    even doesn’t exist. Who cares if it’s not true. Hey ,democRATS,see you 2020. Liberal tears in 2016 , liberal tears after Mueller ,but 2020 will be avalanche of tears. Get ready ,fake news and all liberals.

  • Trump has broken records, give due where it is deserved, and folks like CNN need to give him that credit – unfair not to. Donald has had more WH/election employees, friends and associates jailed and/or indicted (9 of em) than any other sitting POTUS ….After all, he does hire ALL the best people! 39 indicticted/jailed for RUSSIAN interference: (15 indicted Russians fled back to Putin's side! Don's best, most trust friend!)
    Top Dog for crimes and lies! in all the annals of US political history.. 6 bankruptcies for a POTUS – another record! There are other ongoing investigations into Trump and his nepotistic clan, like the illegal use of a charity foundation to give his family a cash account, as and when needed (theft). Then the misuse of inaugeration funds….
    Trump is a perpetual liar and a fake christian – so arrogant he states he needs no forgiveness from God – ie 'I cannot sin''; so low he attacks dead men like imprisoned and tortured J. McCain;
    he was too busy fornicating, partying and playing squash, to go to war; other men and women died in his place – himself a V/nam draft dodger/coward.

  • Admit it YOU'RE FAKE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOu're all liars… shame on you… history will judge how dirty your news have been

  • I see all these comments about trump cleared of a crime called "collusion" I thought the cults' wide eyed leader made clear that "collusion" is not a crime. Some of you are not paying attention and repeating talking points which allows us to gauge your intelligence…LOL

  • Haurqermer Eggbert Swartz says:

    When the truth breaks loose it will rock the Americas foundation. history will not shine nicely on the Trump presidency!

  • The mainstream media are no more than a bunch of vultures sitting on a dead tree limb somewhere waiting on something to die, they are relentless

  • William Sr. Donaldson says:

    Can you imagine all the time and money and effort that everyone in this country put into listening about this investigation. And now we find out that we can't find out anything anyway. I wonder what all of our time is worth to us? The American people should be demanding the answers that we all invested our time have been waiting for.

  • if you had to report to congress every week, you wouldn't find a snake guilty of anything either, and the ag, who said you were wrong, before he even got the job which he wouldn't have except his son=in=law works in the wh. not to mention. the KOCH BROTHERS WANT THEIR MONEY'S WORTH AND MERCER TOO, that's why the crooked dummy is in the wh. but he think's he's a president. by the way six other people have copies of the report, and guess who one of them are, V. PUTIN, he got his copy the same day barr did and who has the other five GUESS ? this is what BIG MONEY GET'S YOU ALONG WITH BLACKMAIL AND THREATS. the whole world know's trump is a DUMB, LYING CROOK just leave it there and move on, remember RUDY SAID THE TRUTH IS NOT ! THE TRUTH .! GET IT ?

  • You’re making this way too complicated it’s like you’re rubbing two brain cells together when you’re struggling to read and explain. This is why I don’t watch the news

  • if you are from a foreign country just want you to know that NBC is one of our many fake news stations in America…our mainstream media is an embarrassment to our country….85% of the American citizens know this.

  • You ppl are morons . Think if i made your enemy judges to convict you then how u will react ? Trump is 100 % right . They want him to fire mueller so they can charged him. Trump played smartly ,he never reacted legally against mueller but he released his frustration on tweeter. Very well played MR trump

  • Did you also flip out when Obama praised Putin back in 2015? And he did. Good lord — you guys are pathetic. And I do so hate to defend Trump. But "being nice" is also known as diplomacy. Here's another tip: Your credibility as a "news" source is probably at an all time low so I'm going to suggest that you change tactics and quit this 24/7 Trump bashing and conspiracy mongering.

  • There was no collusion" et al AG Barr and lol @nd second in command Cuntface whole heartily agreed No Obstruction… lol

  • 6 months ago the democ RATs didnt want the report made public because it could implicate them. NOW they want it made public.

  • NBC News so in the initial portion of your segment here you had Mr. John Brennan on. When you went to somone other than him for “timeline”; you’d have done well to let him inform us all of when and after how many tries at FISA warrant to investigate the many attempts to manipulate those around our President who were tasked to find corrupt individuals at his side by former administration before releasing doc. to Buzfeed in order to create a parallel public interest significantly enough to pursue a cause of creation. It’s referred to as entrapment, but when noone of consequence in his election team took the bait then the public is left with this 2 year tragedy over your own ability to recognize and accept the will of the electorat who have chosen a man who at this stage in his life is uncorruptable… But instead you push fearsome lies of a (former)enemy nation so awful, so awful in fact that mere months prior to 2016 election sanctioned the sale of Uranium 1 to this same nation! How if I know this, do you not? It can only be that you dont want to know, how sad

  • Trump is guilty as sin But he is untouchable because he had brought his own people to protect him . Burr is going to favor trump by all means Necessary

  • No collusion????????????; the US=Banana Republic? With the first glance at Robert Mueller, I know this guy is another Republican crook.

  • David Boudreau says:

    Why are we guessing? If Trump wants to hide the report, ARREST him for OBSTRUCTION! If criminals can run their cases America is done. If he commits crimes to stay in Office & will not "OBEY LAWFUL ORDERS", SHOOT HIM like any other Skell!!!

  • Still more liberal bull$hit, I'll give the Liberals credit on one count they will spin lies or truths no matter what and sound halfway sophisticated expressing their BS

  • Let us see the ENTIRE material including the very basic for the investigation. It must be published in full. No redaction. If any redaction are made, it must be specified the reason ("ongoing investigation into XX" or what ever the reason), so people can understand it. Otherwise there will be new complaints from the Democrats.

    Who started the investigation? What was the material for the FBI investigation? (all documents) How did the investigation develop?

    This stinks of an attempt of a political coup, first to stop Trump from becoming president, then to take him down. If so, the all the rotten behavior by the Democrats and elite in the DOJ and FBI come out in the open. If we are to believe statements by the lovely Lisa Page, the DOJ sabotaged FBI in its work when investigating Hillary Clinton and similarly was the main agent against Trump. We need to get to every rotten apple.

  • News! The Mueller Report apparently says there is no way to rule out that Donald Trump is a huge orange steaming turd.

  • Darwin Penning says:

    A majority of U.S. citizens think President Trump is doing a good job … MSNBC obviously disagrees, but they hold the liberal/socialist microphone.

  • Let me get this straight…NBC employs and interviews one of the main men, who per Chuckie, "has six ways from sunday at getting back at cha" and is up to his eyeballs in the attempt to frame a US president. NBC is just another lying, biased, propaganda arm of the deep state. Soon they will ALL be exposed!!!

  • I am a Canadian and as such I can be fair with my opinion which of course it will be based on facts.
    First of all the Democratic party has never helped the regular American Citizen for decades. Look at all the US states they dominate: Illinois, New Jersey, New York, California and etc. What is the common denominator with all these states? Yes you guessed it: Poverty, bad schools, violence, nihilism, drugs and on the list goes. Why is it that the Republican states have far less of these things consistently? Why? Because they do care and UNDERSTAND the real American Constitution and they don't sway the laws to what they want the laws to be. The Democratic Party clearly only wants power over the people to control their idealistic socialistic attitudes and to keep the wealth to themselves. Give the poor just enough but not too much to keep them voting Dems. Hey where have I heard that working before. Oh yeah, in Russia and who sold 20% of the Uranium to the Russians? Obama and Hillary and who do they support? The Dems and does Nancy Pelosi stop, Tlaib from supporting terrorist groups like Hamas? No, does she stop Omar from real bigot statements? No, what about Cortez and her dimwit ideology and lack of mathematical skills to understand how economics work? No. What a mixed up group of race haters, power elites and most important lack of caring for America. The Democratic Party should be dissolved and anyone supporting it thrown in jail for real treason esp. those like Warren, Maxine the racist Waters, Kamela the prejudice Harris, Chucky Schumer, Clapper the Dapper, Brennan the lying scrooge, and of course Adam the shifty lying make up stuff as you go Shift.
    Having studied history, I can say this party has the same mentality that the NAZI Party did in the early 30's and history records them as a bunch of misfits as well. So, in conclusion the Democratic Party should be called the "Misfit Party" and be labelled as : "NAZI TWO" !

  • Inter Vest Com says:

    These Leftists seem very sad? Furthermore, this Brennan POS is the first one that needs to be investigated by the attorney general for his evil and corruption and treason. This not to mention all of the lies and perversions of his power. Let the prosecution of these demon rats begin. I wonder why they're not investigating uranium one and 145 million dollars Hillary got along with Bill with his million dollar speaking fees and Moscow?

  • So you got MANAFORT, for tax evasion 20 years ago. You got Flynn, who "lied" about a phone call. You got Roger Stone, who is being charged for MAYBE mispeaking about WIKILEAKS.

    But nothing about actual collusion with RUSSIA….while Hillary sold our Uranium to them and COLLUDED with a known Spy for the fake dossier.

  • Our Life In The Philippines says:

    Why is it that media never take in consideration the false dossier paid for by Hillary's campaign and DNC The investigation was started as a result of collusion but surprisingly it was Hillary and her thugs that clouded with Christopher Steele who got his now debunked info from you guessed it, Russia and Ukraine… so yes we have witnessed a attempt by Obama's FBI and CIA DOJ to annull a duly elected President. Tide is however turning and indictments are coming against those that initiated this 2 year nonsense.

  • You guys should be happy that there is no collusion found. It is good for everybody. Why are you guys so sad about the no more indictments?

  • Is OK when i make a phone call Google lissing to your conversation plus many more private things like takien picture off me nude is legal

  • Efrain Orihuela says:

    We need to hire the hacker, snowden to release these Documents, forget republicans there good Coverups. WE THE PEOPLE, Need full Muller Report.

  • jason harrison says:

    I truly wish left-leaning reporters and correspondents would stick to real NEWS and not just their personal opinions. Sick of NBC News. Media such as this will turn people towards Trump for the 2020 election. Blah, blah, blah all the time. Trump is President, Clinton lost. GET OVER IT.

  • I used to be a Democrat, but never again.You people make me sick with your lies and propaganda. Why doesn’t the CIA msm, focus equal attention on the criminal activities of the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation, and their “Cimes Against Children”?

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