March of 2019 was not a good month for Russiagaters and/or Democrats. Actually, that's an understatement. It was a complete bloodbath.
Of course, hope springs ever eternal. With Attorney General William Barr presently withholding the report, the anti-Trumpers are already being worked into a frenzy over its full release in the hopes the Mueller left "booby traps," especially in relation to possible obstruction charges. This seems highly unlikely, however, as a redacted version of the full report will probably be released by mid-April if not sooner. In other words, much of the report will be made public less than a month after Mueller delivered it to Barr. This shows a certain level of confidence in what the report will reveal, to put it mildly.
Of course, there is always the possibility one of the numerous investigations occurring in the state of New York looking into Trump's finances will turn up something. But as with the Manafort investigation in the same state intended to reverse this alleged miscarriage of justice, I would not hold my breath.
"Cohn would later reminisce about 'the first time I met Edgar Hoover,' in 1952, 'when I was in charge of this runaway federal grand jury of the Southern District of New York, investigating the infiltration of a substantial number of American Communists into the Secretariat of the United Nations.' The problem was, since membership in the Communist Party was not a crime for the moment, the grand jury could find no basis to indict. This left the grand jury the option of preparing a report it could release – in legal parlance, a presentment – which identified these individuals and exerted pressure on the UN Secretary-General to fire them all. Cohn rammed this through, against the wishes of his superiors in the Justice Department in Washington.
"Here was a maneuver to tickle Hoover's heart. The Truman administration, Hoover assured Cohn, was teetering and 'if they fire you, they'll make a hero out of you, and I will publicly back you up.' Hoover instructed Cohn to 'call me directly' whenever he had something to divulge, since the Justice Department 'gossips are worse than the perverts in the CIA,' and were already monitoring Cohn's office telephones to tip Hoover off that 'you were an insubordinate little troublemaker, and that I shouldn't see you.' For many years after that, Roy Cohn and the FBI director traded favors, effusive compliments, gifts, and elaborate private dinners. They quickly became 'Roy' and 'Edgar.' "
(Bobby and J. Edgar, Burton Hersh, pgs. 133-134)
Did this relationship simply end after Hoover's death? Most likely not, and this puts additional context into Trump's later dealings with the FBI. Indeed, it is possible that Cohn's various proteges --including Trump, Stone, and Manafort --have had decades of dealings with the FBI.
If this is in fact the case, Mueller would have been left in a precarious position when investigating Trump and other former Cohn associates. If these men did in fact have a decades-spanning relationship with the Bureau, an investigation in to Trump's organized crime links may well have caused a scandal that would have made Whitey Bulger's Machiavellian maneuvers look like child's play in comparison. As such, this may have greatly limited the scale of Mueller's investigation, especially in relation to organized crime. That there was no Russian collusion was always a forgone conclusion, but efforts to clamp down on Cohn's former proteges has turned into a complete shitshow, as Manafort's various trials have made evident. But again, Mueller probably had to tread very carefully here without bringing down the entire FBI in the process.
On the other hand, there have been rumblings on the Right that Mueller is some type of ""white hat" being used to derail anti-Trump efforts. As outlandish as this may seem, there is no question FBI directors have intervened at least twice now to reverse Trump's political fortunes. Most recently it was Mueller, but during the 2016 election James Comey's bombshell revelations concerning Hillary Clinton gave Trump a major boast as well. Indeed, Hillary herself blames Comey for losing the election for her. While there's no doubt an anti-Trump faction within the FBI, the possibility that the upper hierarchy has been collaborating with Trump can not be dismissed. What's more, it would be consistent with what appears to be a longstanding relationship between the Bureau and Roy Cohn and his various associates.
In this context, it is interesting to note that it was the FBI who arrested Avenatti, who are presently looking into the developments in Smollett's case and who are leading the investigation into the explosive NXIVM cult. One could thus be forgiven for thinking that the FBI may be playing some type of long con, with the end objective of purging itself and the broader government of diehard Obama and Hillary creatures.