Professor AAA: To say, therefore, that no one was misled by Barr[’s] [letter] is simply wrong, even if one over generously conceded that there was no intention to do so.
Tillman: Barr’s letter was a summary of principal conclusions. All knew that the full report (less redactions) would come out in a few weeks’ time. The idea that people were too stupid to suspend judgment until the later of the two events or that people who had not suspended their judgment were constitutionally incapable of changing their minds in light of the full report demeans the common sense of everyman. No one was misled. My guess is that no one on this list will admit to being so misled—it is just other people they think were misled. And if a listserv member tells us they were misled but changed their mind in light of the redacted report, why do they think others have not done the same?
The idea that Americans were misled by an Executive Branch letter from a presidential appointee ....
Seth Barrett Tillman, Another Day On Conlawprof, New Reform Club (May 5, 2019, 12:16 PM), <https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2019/05/another-day-on-conlawprof.html>.
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