UPDATED WITH LINK: Merry Mueller-mas, America!

The 400-page report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets released today, and so far it doesn't look like anyone is very happy.

Democrats are irate, because they won't get the chance to craft the initial narrative (which often times becomes the permanent narrative), because Barr and Rod Rosenstein are holding a news conference before the report is released.

The President is tweeting. The Washington Post reports how Democrats will likely press the issue - even if there's no evidence to support their attacks.

Mueller spent 22 months investigating whether any Americans may have conspired with Russians to interfere in the 2016 election, and whether the president may have tried to obstruct justice in that investigation.
Congressional Democrats have vowed to fight to get the entire report, without redactions, as well as the underlying investigative documents Mueller gathered.

Meanwhile, POLITICO reports

The frenzied anticipation around special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report has overshadowed another Justice Department report on the Russia probe that could land as soon as next month, and which will likely take direct aim at the former British spy behind an infamous “dossier” on President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
For the past year, the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has been examining the FBI’s efforts to surveil a one-time Trump campaign adviser based in part on information from Christopher Steele, a former British MI6 agent who had worked with the bureau as a confidential source since 2010.

The Daily Caller says Steele is refusing to meet with investigators.

Update: Here is a link to a searchable PDF of the report:

 

Pete's Prep: Thursday, Arpil 18, 2019

  • An Easter egg hunt at Berkley was so dangerous, apparently, that parents had to sign a waiver releasing the California university from responsibility, should the participants die. (It was actually just a regular Easter egg hunt, and nobody died.)
  • A man carrying gas cans was arrested outside St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
  • From Stacey Matthews at Red State: AOC attacks on the media are fine - as long as she does it.
  • A new survey in Russia shows record high support for... Stalin?

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