Now that the Mueller report does really seem imminent, the current obsession is whether we will get to see it. Let me explain why I believe we will, regardless of what it says.
There are three possibilities. The report could be good for Trump, bad for Trump, or devastating for Trump. Good for Trump means that Mueller says he has no credible evidence that Trump was aware of or participated in his campaign’s attempts to acquire, or cooperate in the release of, Russian-hacked materials harmful to Clinton. Bad for Trump means that Mueller details credible evidence of just that. Devastating for Trump means that Mueller hands up a sweeping RICO-style indictment in which Trump is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator. [God, I love that phrase! It is as close to poetry as we ever get in politics.]
If it is Good for Trump, he will proclaim it from the rooftops, including every detail from usually secret Grand Jury testimony. NO COLLUSION!!!!!!!!!!!
If it is Devastating for Trump, it will be presented in open court, and all hell will break loose.
If it is Bad for Trump, William Barr will bottle up as much of it as he possibly can, several House committees will issue subpoenas for it, the White House will take the case to court, it will go to the Supreme Court, and they will either order it released, or they will allow the Administration to keep it secret, in which case it will be leaked.
How do I know that it will be leaked? Because everything is leaked these days. Remember, these are not the good old days when reports were typed up on standard typewriters with numbered carbon copies. This report will be a computer file, maybe a megabyte of code, existing on a variety of platforms. It will be easily downloadable and anonymously sent to the NY TIMES and the Washington Post.
There is simply no way that it will remain secret more than a New York minute.
Now it is 8:39 a.m. Nobody can accuse me of being obsessed, right?