DOJ Reportedly Located “Alternative Mueller Report” That May Be Publicly Released As Soon As Next Year And It Could Spell Bad News For Trump

This could be HUGE.


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A bombshell report from POLITICO reveals that the U.S. Department of Justice has recently located a previously unknown document dubbed the “Alternative Mueller Report” — officials with the DOJ are in the midst of reviewing the document and it’s possible that it could be released to the public next year, which could spell even more big troubled for the disgraced ex-president.

“A top deputy to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, revealed in a book he published last year that the team he headed prepared a summary of all its work — apparently including details not contained in the final report made public in 2019,” POLITICO’s bombshell new report reads. “The reference prompted the New York Times to submit a Freedom of Information Act request for the document in January and to follow up in July with a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan told Judge Katherine Polk Failla in a letter Thursday that officials have figured out what document Weissmann was alluding to and have begun reviewing it for possible release.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Jude penned a letter in response to the NYT’s lawsuit, writing, “Since Plaintiff filed its complaint, Defendant has located and begun processing this record and intends to release all non-exempt portions to Plaintiff once processing is complete. Defendant estimates that primary processing of the record will be complete by the end of January 2022 at which time Defendant expects to send the record to several other DOJ components for consultation.”

In his book, Weissmann noted that he directed his team to write up an internal report memorializing everything we found, our conclusions, and the limitations on the investigation,” citing that he made the decision to complete the additional document “for prosperity.”

As it turns out, during his time in Robert Mueller’s office, Weismann was tasked with the supervision of a group dubbed “Team M,” which was focused on Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. Another team, dubbed “Team R” was focused on the ex-president’s ties to Russia.

“It’s unclear whether investigative teams other than Weissmann’s also prepared compilations that were not contained in Mueller’s final report,” the report from POLITICO reads.

While we’re unsure what the “Alternative Meuller Report” contains at present time, or whether there are more, similar documents out there that officials have yet to review, it’s clear that we still have yet to reach anywhere near the depths of the corruption that Donald Trump was involved in.

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