On Friday, The Department of Justice announced that special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report is not going to be released next week, leaving many skeptical about when the nearly two-year investigation will come to close.
“The false alarm was just the latest in a line of imprecise and inaccurate estimates about when Mueller’s team plans to submit its report to the attorney general, and when a version of that report could be made public,” a report from The Daily Beast said.
The Beast goes on to explain that even though Mueller has been “tight-lipped” about the report, that several of Trump allies and aides have shared information with the press about when they think it is being released.
A blog for the Palmer Report echos the same sentiments that the release of the Mueller report is being taken advantage of to fuel President Donald Trump’s agenda to control the media narrative.
“This smells just like the pattern used in the past by Donald Trump of painting a narrative he wants to be true, as a way to pressure people to support his story,” the post said. “By allowing a DOJ official to tell a reporter that the report would not be submitted next week, Barr just followed in the footsteps of Andrew McCabe, before him, and Jim Comey before them. These Justice officials can’t be pushed around, and today we have some hope that William Barr is one of them.”
Even once the Mueller report is released, it still undecided how much Barr, if anything, will release to Congress and the American people.