Rachel Maddow Lists 15 Questions About the Mueller Investigation
William Barr’s letter interpreting the Mueller Report, has left more questions than answers. After he received findings that took nearly two years to discover, Barr quickly absolved the president from any kind of Russian collusion.
Rachel Maddow has covered Trump and his team’s relationship to Russia almost obsessively. The release of Barr’s letter led her to post a list of the 15 most pressing questions she has about the report.
1. “Why did Mueller not decide on obstruction of justice?”
2. “Did Mueller expect Barr to decide on obstruction?”
3. “Should Barr have decided on obstruction?”
4. “Did Mueller want to protect a future grand jury?”
5. “Why did Barr consult the DOJ office of legal counsel before deciding about obstruction?”
6. “What will be briefed to the intelligence committees and Gang of Eight?”
7. “Was there a full investigation of Trump’s intent regarding obstruction?”
8. “Were Trump’s finances part of the investigation?”
9. “Will we see the Mueller investigation scope memo?”
10. “Will we see Trump’s written responses to Mueller?”
11. “Will the Mueller report be released?”
12. “Will Mueller testify to Congress?”
13. “Will Congress see Mueller’s underlying evidence?”
14. “Will ongoing investigations be affected?”
15. “Will Trump recognize Russia attacked our election?”
Maddow then asked Mueller’s actions might have been an attempt to protect the possibility of a grand jury. She explained:
“One of the reasons it might not be proper for a prosecutor, for any prosecutor or for the Department of Justice, more broadly, to jump in and make a pronouncement that a president appears to have committed crimes is because of the possibility that that president could actually be indicted and prosecuted and put on trial for those crimes after he or she has left office.”
The MSNBC host will surely continue to ask questions about the investigation and Barr’s finding. Her quest to find answers about Trump and the Kremlin has made her a target of Russian State media. The next few weeks will reveal if there will ever be answers to her queries.
Watch a video of the segment here