From Roxanne R:
I have a question. Why did Barr give the ok for Mueller to make a statement? And do you think he knew what Mueller was going to say? If his speaking was against department policy, why was it allowed?
From the Gov:
Since Mueller was reportedly leaving the Justice Department that very day and (wisely) heading into private life, I don’t know that he got the “okay” from anyone to make that statement. As far as I know, he just did it. (This is a great question and if someone has more specific information, please let me know.) And, no, I don’t think Barr knew what Mueller was going to say, especially since Mueller gave a reason for not specifying indictable "obstruction" counts that was completely at variance with what he'd said to Barr, three times and in front of witnesses yet.
Judging from the shaky way Mueller read his statement, I’m not even sure HE knew what he was going to say. He made some stumbles and hardly even looked up from the paper. It looked as though someone (Jerry Nadler, perhaps?) had just handed the paper to to him and said, "Here, Bob, read this." I do wonder if Comey knew about it ahead of time, though, as it wouldn't surprise me if they had coordinated (ha, "colluded"). We’ll be trying to confirm details, but this is the impression we have.
Now here's a great comment from Doug M:
A Wyoming rancher has summarized the Mueller report and Democrats' hapless ongoing efforts in one sentence:
"While we recognize that Trump did not actually steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it.”