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Mediaite's Josh Feldman flagged this comment from Heidi Przybyla, who said on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon that one big purpose of the hearing "is to rebut the misrepresentation that was made" by Barr:
"You need to almost have a choreography here -- of Trump saying 'No collusion, no collusion, no obstruction' -- 'Mr. Mueller, is that accurate?' And just by having those sound bites, you're going to correct a lot of misconceptions that are out there -- when you have news reports coming out that even many members of Congress admit to not having read the whole report. You have a whole vast universe out there of -- and I'll say it -- Fox News viewers, for instance, who may not even be aware of the worst things that are in the Mueller report. May not even be aware of it."
Przybyla was citing this new story by Politico's Darren Samuelsohn, who said it's "time for a Mueller report reality check: Only a small segment of America's most powerful have read it."
His point: There's "a giant literacy gap in the country when it comes to the most authoritative examination into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump obstructed that investigation. And closing that gap could determine whether Democrats feel they have public backing to launch impeachment proceedings against the president." Read on, this is an excellent story, pointing out that even the report's "best seller" status doesn't mean much...