Silent screams: Barr’s summary of the Mueller report

The Special Counsel Investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election (sometimes nicknamed the Mueller Inquiry) officially began in May 2017, though the origins that led to its creation extend back at least as far as January 2017. As well as investigating Russian interference, the inquiry was also looking at obstruction of justice. The investigation came to an end not quite three days ago as I write this, when Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III submitted his final report to United States Attorney General William Barr. For those not familiar with the US legal system, the United States Attorney General (US AG for short) is the top lawyer dog in the US. This person heads up the US Department of Justice and this position is considered one of the Big Four, alongside the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Defense. Arguably, one of these four jobs is about as high as you can get without being the actual president. And no, I’m not forgetting about the vice president here, either. Continue reading