DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report — the second of three or four — was made public on Thursday, June 14, 2018.
That day was also President Trump’s 72nd birthday. And it was Flag Day:
The president was said to have received a briefing on it, likely by DAG Rod Rosenstein, that morning.
ImperatorRex has laid out salient points in an incisive Twitter thread, also available on Thread Reader.
Regardless of the wishy-washy tone of the report, it has laid out several facts:
This is likely to prompt further investigation into the DoJ.
Some are disappointed that it wasn’t an explosive report, however, more will follow. Horowitz, an Obama appointee, couldn’t do his job properly in his administration. Now he can.
Rex concludes that Trump was silent about it on Twitter. Perhaps he was enjoying a birthday celebration with friends and family, because he’s tweeted and retweeted plenty about it today, June 15:
The following was among Trump’s retweets:
I hope this will help to bring Mueller’s investigation to a close within the next few months.