With less than 24 hours until the Mueller Report reaches Capitol Hill, Ohio State Political Science Professor Emeritus Paul Beck, isn’t entirely sure what to expect. But he is counting on one thing.
“I think what’s important about the whole situation, it’s just going to become partisan warfare. For those of us looking for an objective conclusion to come out of it, that’s not going to be immediately apparent,” he said.
A professor at OSU since the 80's and a student of political science for even longer, Beck said this is the most divided he can remember the country.
Expected to be included in the report tomorrow is Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of the Mueller Report, which he provided to the Trump administration months ago when it was decided President Trump did not collude with Russia.
“Whether those summaries are there in the report tomorrow will be very interesting. If they’re not there, there’s going to be a lot of controversy,” Beck said.
Beck said he expects it to take a while before we learn the full story told in the Mueller Report. He expects a heavily-redacted version to be released tomorrow.
“I think this will last all the way until the 2020 election. We’ll still be debating these things, there will be new revelations along the way,” he said.
He also said he expects Russian election meddling to continue into that election.
“It’s chaos that they’re interested in because they feel that weakens American democracy and therefore their standing in the world, and I think we’ll see more of that.”
Beck added that he expects to see Democrats and Republicans trade barbs in the coming days.