Reporters waited all day for Robert Muller's lawsuit before Michael Flynn was convicted. It finally fell at 8:30 … but the reporters wanted more. Probably the most interesting parts have been revised …
>> Josh Campbell joked: "Today's storage of Müller is synonymous with the loss of a telephone call in the tunnel when it was just interesting …"
What in the editorial offices or when the information becomes public!
But "Anyone who sees these editors and thinks they could be in there … will be damned," said Michael Isikoff to Chris Cuomo on CNN … 
What We Know
The deposit has yielded that Flynn has conducted 1
9 interviews with the Special Adviser and the DOJ. Flynn was so helpful that the special adviser does not think he deserves jail time. The application "appears to list at least three ongoing investigations being prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice." Here is the whole story of CNN …
How it was covered
"8:32 pm Thanks, News, Gods, Thank you," Rachel Maddow tweeted as the signing met CNN.
Prokupecz and Sara Murray read the court documents as they sat on the set with Anderson Cooper. MSNBC also went into the special coverage mode. On Fox, Tucker Carlson took time out for a four-minute report from Jennifer Griffin and then grunted about the probe. "It'd better be a huge crime," Carlson said. "We really go through a lot." Can Griffin or anyone else at Fox please tell Carlson about all the crimes he has uncovered so he will not embarrass himself? Anyway, Carlson returned to his fate. "Vegans do not just come after your hamburger, even though they are, they want to change the way you talk," he said, pulling out an interview with a PETA representative …
Back in the real world, said Jeffrey Toobin He would be nervous if he were Trump. And former US Attorney General Neal Katyal said – between the Michael Cohen deal and the new Flynn info – "this is a double whammy that I think is very frightening for the president …"
– Jonathan Chait tweeted: "Müller puts his head up, says another 6 weeks of winter and goes back into the hole."
– Natasha Bertrand: "Trump urged his colleagues to" have courage "and not cooperate in the Russia investigation, but tonight Mueller sent a clear message to the present / future witnesses: give honest and complete testimony, and you could be spared jail time … "
– Ari Melber:" Conclusion: Mueller tells condemned people that they have the time for an honest testimony, while Trump testifies to not testify … "
– The Talk of TV Newsrooms on Tuesday: This piece by Julianna Goldman on the industry's anti-mom bias. She says, "Television news organizations would be well placed to look inward and re-evaluate the culture they have established for mothers." Read it … (The Atlantic)
– The continuing impact of the Panama Papers: Four men "accused of their role in allegedly cheating the US government on international money laundering and fraud" (CNN)
] – With all the coverage of alleged election fraud in North Carolina, I laughed at what Harry Ducks tweeted: "The NC-9 story is one of many that highlights the importance of local journalism …" ( Twitter
– Chris Cillizza has hammered this point and asked questions and answers on Tuesday with Joe Bruno of WSOC Channel 9 in Charlotte … (CNN)
– A must see ((if you have a VF subscription Joe Pompeo: "A generation of digital media performers is preparing for a cold winter." He says Vox may be in a buying mood next year … (VF)
41 – Wednesday memorial
The memorial service for President George HW Bush will be live on Wednesday morning everywhere. The cable reports start at 9 o'clock with the special reporting. NBC will also start at 9 o'clock; CBS at 9:45; and ABC and PBS at 10 o'clock. The motorcade leaves the Capitol at 10 am for the National Cathedral. The service will start at 11 o'clock. Expect several hours of uninterrupted coverage. TVNewser has details here …
Meacham will give one of the four eulogies
Biographer Jon Meacham had an "unusually close relationship" to his H.W. Bush, the NYT-American Michael Tackett writes: "Another measure of this deeply personal connection, which is unusual for most historians and their subjects, will be shown on Wednesday," when Meacham speaks at the memorial service.
There was a spike in sales of Meacham's 2015 book "Destiny and Power" in the days since Bush's death died …
Jenna and Barbara on "Today"
The first interview of Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush since her grandfather's death was with NBC's Savannah Guthrie … Hager is of course a correspondent on the show "Today" … The interview will air on Wednesday "Today …"
on Wednesday. >> Jenna on her dad's eulogy: "How can you tell a man as huge as our grandpa how much you love him? This is a great order."
Read more about the newsletter "Reliable Sources "From Tuesday … And subscribe here to receive the future issues in your inbox …
Remember Bush through his letters of thanks
Howard Mortman of C-SPAN ma A great point in this Facebook post: "OLD MEDIA HELPS NEW: So interesting to see so many of Bush's personal photos and notes on social media, who knew that all these analogous Bush touches would bring new life to new ones for decades, shows the value of THEN and NOW: direct contact with people AND social sharing. "