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Bill Barr is a liar, therefore we must believe him when he places strategic anonymous quotes in the media

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Glenn Greenwald wants everyone to know that while Bob Mueller wrote a letter to Bill Barr criticizing him for releasing a misleading summary of Mueller’s report, Mueller didn’t actually mean what he said in that letter, because he told Barr himself that he didn’t think Barr’s summary was misleading, but rather that the media’s characterization of that summary was misleading.

How do we know Mueller told Barr this? Because because anonymous “Justice Department officials” told the WAPO that Mueller told Barr that. Now who do you suppose those “officials” were? They sure as hell weren’t Bob Mueller, who isn’t in the DOJ. Any wild guesses regarding who in the DOJ would be in a position to know — or rather “know” — this purported fact?

Of course this is part and parcel of Greenwald’s long track record of believing everything American government officials say, especially when they place anonymous self-serving quotes in major American media sources.

But the best part of all this, of course, is that we don’t need Mueller’s word or anybody else’s to judge whether Barr’s summary of the Mueller report was misleading, because simply reading even the heavily redacted form of the report Barr was forced to release confirms to anyone but a hopeless idiot, or a Russian agent, that Barr’s summary was in fact wildly misleading in almost every respect.

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