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#BillBarrLetters meme shows everything wrong with the Mueller report summary

In short, it's too short.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Mar 29, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 4:06 pm CDT

After Attorney General William Barr wrote a four-page report summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, folks on Twitter criticized its brief nature with their own #BillBarrLetters. 

As the Hill notes, the meme cropped up on Thursday after a tweet from talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall. People wrote #BillBarrLetters as summaries of famous stories without crucial plot details.

The meme was a jab at the report’s summary, which stated that Mueller did not conclude find that Donald Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election. But, according to the summary, the report also didn’t “exonerate” the commander-in-chief.

Mueller’s 300-page report has not been released to the public despite calls from Democrats.

The tweets tagged #BillBarrLetters offered quip summaries of everything from the Harry Potter series to the Bible to The Wizard of Oz.

In short, #BillBarrLetters allowed folks to point out what they saw as a crucial problem with the summary of the report. It was too damn short.


H/T the Hill

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*First Published: Mar 29, 2019, 1:15 am CDT