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The square bracket might be the most consequential #punctuation mark in US history. #Barr's [T] shows he OMITTED the opening portion of this KEY #Mueller sentence in his summary. Something came before "[T]he investigation did not establish..." #ReleaseTheFullMuellerReport thread
Why did #Barr shorten the most exculpatory quotation in his summary? It's not as if he had a tight word count. If #Mueller completely cleared Trump & others, why not include the full sentence?
And why did #Barr the quote the sentence in such a way that he needed to show he'd changed a lower-case to upper-case T? He could've written: The report states that "the investigation ... " and avoided the fussy [T].
I have no doubt that #Barr altered this quotation to frame it in the most positive way for the president, & he'll be able to point to the [T] as evidence that he wasn't trying to HIDE the fact that part of sentence was omitted.

Time to #ReleaseTheFullMuellerReport.
Glad to see @Lawrence highlighting the same [T] on #LastWord!
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