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March 22, 2019 4:19 p.m.

This Week: Mueller Report Watch Goes Into Frenzied Hyperdrive

This week saw frenzied, hyperbolic speculation about the impending report from special counsel Robert Mueller. Months after the first published reports warned that the report was coming, Justice Department reporters and cable news pundits are insisting that this time it really, truly is imminent. There’s some reason to buy in to the hype. ABC News reported that no new indictments were expected, and the journalists behind the flood of new stories are some of the best-sourced veterans in the business. But some juicy, 900-page report is probably not simply going to be uploaded for all to read on the DOJ website. Instead, Mueller will give a document to Attorney General Bill Barr laying out, per department regulations, who was and was not indicted and why. Barr will write a summary and have the document vetted for any classified information. White House lawyers, too, want an opportunity to review and assert executive privilege over any details that they think the public…

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