by Sharon Rondeau

(Apr. 17, 2019) — On his Wednesday night show, host Sean Hannity opened by stating that the much-anticipated report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia “collusion” investigation will bear “minimal redactions” upon its release Thursday morning.

Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will give a joint press conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in conjunction with the release of the report, Fox News reported earlier Wednesday.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have expressed a desire to see the entire report, although some have acknowledged that by statute, certain parts must be redacted to protect sources, methods, grand-jury information and reputations of innocent parties.

Redactions will reportedly be marked in a color scheme with a legend to explain them, Barr told members of two congressional panels last week.

On March 22, Mueller turned in his report from 22 months of work indicating that his team found no evidence of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia to affect the 2016 presidential election in which Trump won an upset victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Mueller also stated, according to Barr’s four-page summary released March 24, that his findings of “obstruction of justice” were inconclusive, leaving the decision on that issue to Barr and Rosenstein.

In a transcript of an October 18, 2018 interview, former FBI General Counsel James Baker told congressional investigators that top officials in the FBI and DOJ believed that Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017.  Baker’s testimony suggested that FBI officials pushed for the Justice Department to hire a Special Counsel to probe the allegation against Trump.

However, Baker admitted that conversations took place within and outside of his immediate circle attempting to make the case that Trump obstructed justice even before he fired Comey, a point about which an FBI attorney present during his testimony would not permit Baker to further elucidate.

On Wednesday night, Hannity asked, as he has previously, why the FBI did not pursue Clinton for “obstruction of justice” after her former aides destroyed electronic devices and other evidence during the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s use of a private, unauthorized email server while she served as Obama’s secretary of state.

On July 5, 2016, Comey gave a solo press conference enumerating a long list of transgressions he said Clinton committed by using the server and non-governmental email address but nevertheless declared that “no reasonable prosecutor” would press for a criminal investigation against her.

At 9:14 p.m., Hannity predicted “a complete avalanche of truth” coming as a result of continued exposure of the origins of “the Deep State’s abuse of power” personified by the FBI’s Trump-Russia “collusion” probe, turned over to Mueller eight days after Comey was fired.

On Wednesday, an opinion column at The Washington Post contended that “Fox News has been right all along” in regard to its claims over the last 2.5 years that the Russia collusion investigation has been an unnecessary effort.

“Barack Obama knew about this from Day One,” said Hannity’s first guest, former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova.  “Now the chickens are coming home to roost,” DiGenova finished his emphatic statement at 9:20 p.m. regarding what he sees as consequences for those in the Obama regime who perpetrated the collusion investigation.

“We know the avalanche,” Hannity said at 9:21, referring to what he believes is coming in the form of exposure of the origins of the Trump probe which involved top FBI and U.S. intelligence officials.


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