TL;DR SUMMARY

America needs YOU at 5 pm this Thursday, April 4 to help demand the immediate release of the full, unredacted Mueller report. You can RSVP for the the event nearest to you here.

WHAT’S UP?

Trump’s latest Attorney General, William Barr, has provided only a four-page summary of the Mueller investigation’s findings to Congress, after publicly disparaging the investigation. Despite a unanimous House resolution that the full report should be made public, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly blocked a counterpart Senate resolution. Given this context, Barr’s refusal to release the full report to the public doesn’t pass the smell test.

A coalition of several dozen progressive organizations— including Indivisible!– is preparing a nationwide series of rallies demanding the immediate release of the full, unredacted report. The flagship Massachusetts event has been tentatively planned for 5 pm this Thursday, April 4, on Boston Common. (***Please note that this situation is rapidly evolving, and the coalition may modify the plan as events unfold.***)

If you are ready to take to the streets to stand up for the rule of law by demanding that Barr #makeitpublic and #releasethereport, please sign up immediately to ensure that you are prepared for this critical event. You can RSVP for the the event nearest to you here.

THE BACKGROUND (FOR THOSE LIVING UNDER A ROCK)

  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the final report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to Trump’s new Attorney General, William Barr, on Friday, March 22.
  • Barr’s four-page summary letter to Congress reported that the investigation “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government” but that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed [obstruction of justice], it also does not exonerate him”.
  • The report’s full findings, including comprehensive details of Russian election interference operations, contacts between Russian operatives and the Trump campaign, and the reasons why the report could not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice, is more than 300 pages long— only 101 words of which have been released to the public.
  • House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has given Barr a deadline of April 2 to provide the full report and its underlying documents to Congress.
  • Barr has said that he does not plan to meet this deadline but expects to submit a redacted version of the report by mid-April.