This exit will be BIG SERVICE – our first real look at what the Russians are trying to do in 2016, how much (or little) Trump's campaign is playing along with these efforts, and whether President Donald Trump (or anyone another in his circle) endeavors to find the way of the probe.
This is, no doubt, ending. But do not be fooled: this is not the end of .
No matter what is said in Muller's report – or how much of it we will actually see after the edits – will continue to be a source of mass disputes in our culture, with tentacles that reach not only the political world (up and down Pennsylvania Avenue), but also to the legal one.
* Fear of Rejection : For months, Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, promises that the White House will produce its own report as a way of responding to what Muller has gathered. Giuliani told Dana Bash of CNN on Sunday evening that the White House is still waiting to publish a denial report and that it will be published after the release of Muller's report. Are there any, well, "there" to this disputed report? Or just Trump's tobacco with some sort of tossed over there? Does it gain any force in the wider debate over Muller's report? Or is it rejected as a mere waste disposal and forgotten within a day or two? : If there was no "agreement" between the Trump campaign and the Russians – as Barr's summary of the Müller report clearly – then why the hell there were so many Trump's adherents in contact with the Russians during the election in 2016? (According to CNN, at least 16 Trump collaborators had contacts with the Russians during the campaign or transition.) And why so many of them either lied (Michael Flynn) or have forgotten (Jeff Sessions) the depth and breadth of their interactions with the Russians? Is it all the biggest coincidence in the world? This central issue is likely to be the subject of much back and forth on and off the Capitol Hill, as Democrats are trying to push Mueller's expected conclusion to seek answers.
* The Battle of Style : Opposition A research paper compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele is in many respects the basis of disagreements between the two sides for the whole investigation. The Democrats consider Steele to be the most important thing about Trump and note that former FBI Director James Wey has declared on oath that the Justice Department is in a position to independently confirm parts of Steele's dossier. On the other hand, Republicans consider Steele's file as a guerrilla documentary funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the National Committee of the Democratic Party. They insist that the file was the reason for the FBI to initiate an investigation into counterintelligence, which first led to Muller's special attorney. And this is a problem, because many Republicans believe that many of the allegations of the dossier are untrue. This disagreement does not go anywhere, because it is too powerful for both parties to leave it.